The 2014 Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, a
competition now in its 45th year, sees 10 films compete
for three illustrious prizes: the Dendy Live Action Short Award,
the Yoram Gross Animation Award and the Rouben Mamoulian Award for
A stop-motion animated film noir that follows Joe and the tough
choices he must make to protect those dear to him.
A South Sudanese refugee happens upon a bull he believes is his
spiritual totem. He decides to rescue it from the abattoir where he
works. Once home, the animal begins to jeopardise the family's
chance at fitting into their new life.
In need of some form of human contact, a grieving man takes up
dance classes with a young instructor. This hybrid film, based on
co-director Gideon Oberzanek's internationally successful stage
production, fuses documentary, drama and dance.
A boy forms a connection with the family's iMom - a futuristic
product designed to "raise your children for you."
A worn-out, ageing shearer gets on the gear to keep up his numbers.
But when the drugs take over, he must learn what it really means to
be a man, before he loses so much more than his country pride.
In the aftermath of an accident a young couple learn to deal with
After the unexpected death of his mother, a young football player
finds himself struggling to support his depressed father - while
fighting to keep safe the secret he once shared with his mother.
Taxidermist Peter Murphy loves his mother, so when she dies he
can't bear to live without her and does all that he can to keep her
His name is Desmondo Ray - and this is his video dating tape.
When a young boy accidentally shoots a stranger with his father's
gun, it is left to the nonchalant townsfolk of Iron Knob to cover
it up as quickly as possible - then get back to whatever it was
that they were doing before…