Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films

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 Best Director.

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Crochet Noir

Crochet Noir

A stop-motion animated film noir that follows Joe and the tough choices he must make to protect those dear to him.

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Grey Bull

Grey Bull

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.

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I Want to Dance Better at Parties

I Want to Dance Better at Parties

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.

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The iMom

The iMom

A boy forms a connection with the family's iMom - a futuristic product designed to "raise your children for you."

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MAN

MAN

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.

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Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb

In the aftermath of an accident a young couple learn to deal with phantom pains.

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Showboy

Showboy

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.

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Stuffed

Stuffed

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 close.

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The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & ¾

The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & ¾

His name is Desmondo Ray - and this is his video dating tape.

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Welcome to Iron Knob

Welcome to Iron Knob

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…

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