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Accelerator Shorts 1

Accelerator Shorts 1

Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.

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Animation Shorts

Animation Shorts

Diverse new animated shorts from around the world and closer to home.
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Aurora

Aurora

An unplanned pregnancy unites two very different Costa Rican women in unique ways.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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Baltasar

Baltasar

An African migrant living in Spain is confronted with the bitter meaning of ‘home’.

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Giants

Giants

Director Eddy Bell

MIFF alumnus and Shorts Award winner Eddy Bell returns with an intimate and critical portrait of one of Australia’s worst droughts.

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Hot Mother

Hot Mother

Director Lucy Knox

Attempting to quell some tension, a mother and daughter head to the hot springs… but more heat isn’t what they need.

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International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
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James & Isey

James & Isey

Ahead of her 100th birthday, Isey and her devoted son James prepare for the party of a lifetime.

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The Justice of Bunny King

The Justice of Bunny King

Essie Davis is incandescent as a squeegee-wielding mama bear who won’t stop fighting for those she loves – even if it ruins her own life.

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KKUM

KKUM

Prayers by day, dreams by night – a mother keeps her son safe.

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La Civil

La Civil

This illustriously produced vigilante drama centres on a mother who will do anything to get her kidnapped daughter back.

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La Verónica

La Verónica

Ema star Mariana Di Girólamo is magnetically front and centre – literally – as a dangerous wannabe social media influencer in this dark drama.

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Lili Alone

Lili Alone

Director Zou Jing

Produced by Wang Yang and Palme d’Or winner Qiu Yang, Lili Alone is a beautifully mournful story about one woman’s sacrifice.

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Luzzu

Luzzu

A lead turn reminiscent of Marlon Brando anchors this neo-realist look at the Maltese fishing industry.

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Nafi’s Father

Nafi’s Father

Director Mamadou Dia

Two brothers with diametrically opposed approaches to their faith are pitted against one another in this tense family drama.

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Nest

Nest

A timber feller, kept awake by his infant child’s cries of hunger, encounters something perturbing in the woods.

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Ninjababy

Ninjababy

A twentysomething has to grapple with the pressures of impending maturity as well as the ‘ninjababy’ that has snuck inside her seemingly undetected.

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Pebbles

Pebbles

Awarded IFFR’s top prize, this lean, arresting debut follows a primal father–son road trip across the arid landscapes of southern India.

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Petite Maman

Petite Maman

Céline Sciamma returns with a delicate tale of childhood and an intergenerational connection that crosses through time.

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Playlist

Playlist

Director Nine Antico

In this delightful slacker story, a young Parisian comic-book artist is on the hunt for stability, a career, self-confidence, love – but nothing seems to go her way.

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Prayers for the Stolen

Prayers for the Stolen

This adaptation of Jennifer Clement’s bestselling novel explores the visceral impact of Mexican drug cartels on the lives of three young girls.

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Riders of Justice

Riders of Justice

Mads Mikkelsen headlines this ingenious, pitch-black Scandi revenge comedy.

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Smooth Talk

Smooth Talk

Laura Dern is unforgettable in this 1986 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner – now digitally restored – as a teen who pursues experiences she’s not really sure she wants.

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Step Into the River

Step Into the River

Director Weijia Ma

This DOK Leipzig Silver Dove for Short Documentary and Animated Film winner grapples with China’s one-child policy through a story about two friends.

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Sunset Country

Sunset Country

A middle-aged woman cares for her elderly father, whose will to live is on the wane.

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Together Together

Together Together

Rising alt-comedy star Patti Harrison joins Ed Helms in this wry surrogate-pregnancy comedy that upends traditional gender dynamics and subverts expectations.

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Topside

Topside

A tense mother–daughter survival story that paints an empathetic picture of outsider life across the subways and streets of New York City.

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Tough

Tough

After her father unexpectedly hits her, a young girl decides to toughen up.

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Trona Pinnacles

Trona Pinnacles

A family unravels while road-tripping near Death Valley in the California desert.