Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.
An aspiring Peruvian performer must decide whether she’s dancing for others or for herself.
Zoe Terakes voices a sex-crazed twentysomething in this lurid fever dream of queerness in lockdown.
Amid Iran’s widespread 2019 floods, three young musicians set out for a career-making gig in Tehran. But as the water rises, their chances of making it on time diminish.
A chance meeting paves the way for a deeper connection.
Claudie seeks advice from an old flame as a new love is born from the embers.
Two Fijian-Indian sisters escape their cousin’s wedding to get high on disobedience and drugs.
A hypnotic portrait of a young couple surviving life in an off-the-beaten-track, opportunity-starved outback town.
This Gen Z Before Sunrise finds tender romance in youthful self-discovery.
An intricate psychological ode to simmering emotion amid unfettered separation anxiety, which took home two Encounters awards at the Berlinale.
Divorced, lonely and inept with the web, a 50-year-old man decides to try his hand at finding love online – with spectacularly catastrophic results.
The bold directorial debut of Portrait of a Lady on Fire actor Luàna Bajrami is a luminously kinetic depiction of teenage ennui and troublemaking.
Tilda Swinton sets the screen ablaze in Pedro Almodóvar’s expressionistic, dangerously dramatic English-language debut.
Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi lead this charming, lovestruck comedy set in a port of northern France.
A twentysomething has to grapple with the pressures of impending maturity as well as the ‘ninjababy’ that has snuck inside her seemingly undetected.
An uplifting, flower shop–set meet-cute between an apprentice florist and the customer of his dreams.
Love and reality go under the scalpel in this story of obsession on the streets of Budapest.
Jillian Nguyen and Mark Coles Smith star as a Chinese erotic dancer and an Aboriginal farmhand in this 1920s period drama.
Christian Petzold’s reimagining of an ancient myth will pull you in with its shadowy undertow.
A French couple travelling by campervan around Australia discover their relationship is at a crossroads.
This Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize winner is a romantic, Kafkaesque fable full of poignant whimsy and playful imagery.
Joachim Trier’s latest – winner of Best Actress at Cannes – is an elegant, playful character study about a young woman’s existential crisis.