Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.
In the woods, a young woman and man scuffle as they fight for life.
Claudie seeks advice from an old flame as a new love is born from the embers.
At the height of the ‘video nasty’ era, a tightly wound film censor begins to unravel in this clever and subversive ode to the genre.
In a nondescript place, seemingly forgotten by time, a teenager tries to outrun his loneliness.
In a world with extremes of gravity, Rosa must navigate what it means to feel emotional ups and downs.
Tilda Swinton sets the screen ablaze in Pedro Almodóvar’s expressionistic, dangerously dramatic English-language debut.
A young woman awakens to find herself in the midst of a living nightmare.
Two estranged friends stumble upon each other and reconnect over a shared loss.
Ema star Mariana Di Girólamo is magnetically front and centre – literally – as a dangerous wannabe social media influencer in this dark drama.
Selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes, Spanish filmmaker Clara Roquet’s coming-of-age debut captures female desire and friendship on the lush coast of Catalonia.
A 2020 large-scale participatory-dance work choreographed by the acclaimed Stephanie Lake expresses the inexpressible in lockdown.
A timber feller, kept awake by his infant child’s cries of hunger, encounters something perturbing in the woods.
Routine is the only thing keeping Nestor afloat.
When the Victorian Government locks down his public-housing building, a teenager responsible for his mother’s welfare is pushed to the brink.
Loneliness is operatic in the latest film by Renee Zhan.
An exquisitely shot insight into dance, dramaturgy and performance featuring dancer Michelle Heaven.
Love and reality go under the scalpel in this story of obsession on the streets of Budapest.
A Lynchian depiction of self-transformation in the social media age.
Mads Mikkelsen headlines this ingenious, pitch-black Scandi revenge comedy.
A teenager is faced with the choice between rising up to become the better man or debasing himself for acceptance.
An intimate portrait of the life and death of beloved globe-trotting television presenter Anthony Bourdain from the Oscar-winning director of 20 Feet from Stardom.
Zoe Terakes and Brenna Harding star as best friends mutually overcoming a tragedy.
A middle-aged woman cares for her elderly father, whose will to live is on the wane.
After her father unexpectedly hits her, a young girl decides to toughen up.
Winner of the 2021 Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes, this Russian drama from the producers of Beanpole travels to the dark heart of an unusual family.