MIFF Shorts

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The much-loved and internationally acclaimed MIFF Shorts program highlights the art of saying more with less. Showcasing the best short films – from Cannes prize winners to local discoveries – this year’s selection includes animation, documentary, experimental, and Australian and international fiction shorts; a special suite of short films about movement on screen; and several pre-feature shorts.

And don’t forget the Accelerator program featuring exciting and diverse works by emerging filmmakers from Australia.


MIFF Shorts Awards

MIFF features one of the most highly regarded short-film competitions in both the Asia-Pacific region and the Southern Hemisphere. Now in its 60th year, and presented by Mountain Goat Beer, the MIFF Shorts Awards are Academy Awards® accredited. The 2021 winners of the Best Short Film, Best Australian Short Film, Best Documentary Short Film and Best Animation Short Film awards are eligible to submit their films for the 94th Academy Awards® in 2022.

Shorts packages

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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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Accelerator Shorts 2

Accelerator Shorts 2

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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Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Revisit selected Australian titles from the MIFF 68½ Shorts program, featuring work by filmmakers participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021.
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Animation Shorts

Animation Shorts

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

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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Best MIFF Shorts

Best MIFF Shorts

A collection of the best short films of the festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury and the MIFF Shorts Programmer.

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Bodies in Motion

Bodies in Motion

After 18 months and however many lockdowns later, bodies tremble for movement. But there is another performer on stage: the camera.
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Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Short documentaries from around the globe.
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Experimental Shorts

Experimental Shorts

Films that experiment with form, content and style.
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International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
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International Shorts 2

International Shorts 2

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.

Pre-feature shorts

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Bubble

Bubble

Director Haonan Wang

A couple’s date at a tucked-away hole-in-the-wall takes a turn for the ravenous.

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Craftsman

Craftsman

Isolated and maligned by her peers, a woodworker crafts a more assured self-image.

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earthearthearth

earthearthearth

IFFR Tiger Award winner Daïchi Saïto presents an absorbing, otherworldly study of our planet.

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Freedom Swimmer

Freedom Swimmer

Olivia Martin McGuire parallels a grandfather’s journey to safety during the Cultural Revolution with his granddaughter’s fight for freedom in Hong Kong today.

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The Game

The Game

Director Roman Hodel

Step into a referee’s boots and onto the field to soak up the ecstasy and thrilling stakes of a soccer match.

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Such Small Hands

Such Small Hands

When a new arrival is alienated by her peers at a girls’ orphanage, she exacts revenge by inventing an activity that takes gameplay to the extreme.