The Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award, sponsored by Event Cinemas, provides a $5000 cash prize for best short screenwriting. All Australian short films screening in the festival are eligible for this award.For the full list of past winners, visit the SFF Living Archive.
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14-year-old Adele is torn between high school and her African family tradition, imposed on her in Australia.
After all is said and done... all that is left are memories. A man cleans out his childhood home remembering past conversations.
Aaron Pederson narrates the story of the ‘most dangerous band in Australia' as they plan their first world tour in 20 years.
Three flat-sharing friends priced out of Sydney and are forced to consider the unthinkable—moving to the western suburbs!
A teenager's loyalty is tested when he witnesses his mates commit a heinous act.
Aided by a female Aboriginal tracker, a constable hunts a band of dangerous criminals on Australia’s western frontier in the early 1900s.
Two cousins from Sydney's outer suburbs decide that the only way to feel loved is to turn their back on family for good.
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other, the session gets out of control.
A story about small cruelties, bullying and the power of a brother's unconditional love for his complex little sister.
Indigenous actor Tom E Lewis, once uprooted from his Arnhem Land home, returns after 40 years, re-connecting through the Murrungun songline.
A single mum lives on the fringes of society with her young daughters. One night she awakes with a light shining from within that starts at her fingertips and spreads quickly.
Through a chance encounter, a young girl finds clarity and freedom in an unlikely place. A story unfolding over the course of one night.
A lonely jazz singer and a troubled Indigenous soldier find solace in an underground speakeasy where rules don't apply.
Sometimes people can get lost in their work...
‘Marrimarrigun’ is the story of Marrimarri, the giant spirit man who protects the ancestors of the Yawuru people.
Dysfunctional truth, rap and suspended youth: the final skateboard session between two best friends.
With a twinkle in her eye, actor and disability consultant Jules attempts to share with actor Craig what life is like living with a disability.
In the midst of a global epidemic, Annie Spence finds herself the sole carer of her 8-year-old nephew, who wants answers. Ones that perhaps only a mother can give?
Artist Del Kathryn Barton explores the unusual sexual cannibalism of the Australian Redback spider. With Cate Blanchett.
When a delusional man tries to buy a box of crackers in a supermarket, shoppers and staff misinterpret his behaviour, leading to an unimaginable tragedy.
A grieving young boy accidentally injures a girl and leaves her in the snow. As the weight of his decision presses upon him, he sets back out to find her before it's too late.
An unsettling thriller about passion, power and an attempt to turn back time. Selected for 2017 Berlin Film Festival.
Young James uses the immense power of his imagination as a sanctuary from violence for himself and his family.
An actor playing Lady Macduff in a production of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', by an internationally celebrated director, questions her calling.
Doug Liman (<em>The Bourne Identity</em>) brings his brilliant action-directing skills to this tense skirmish between two American soldiers and the Iraqi sniper who has them in his sights.
An intimate confessional from Nick, who learns that the imaginary friend in his head was real, and violent.
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