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AFTRS 50th – Alumni Short Films

106 minutes
Unclassified 15+
A selection of restored short films of Australia's premier filmmakers and alumni of the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
In 1973 when The Australian Film Television and Radio School was founded, their inaugural Chair, Barry Jones, implored that the school must be “a revolutionary force” in Australian culture. To mark their 50th anniversary, AFTRS are celebrating their revolutionary spirit and legacy, on palpable display in this incredible program of short films from their esteemed alumni. This selection includes restored films from the class of ’73 – Gillian Armstrong, Phillip Noyce and Chris Noonan – alongside Ivan Sen, Jane Campion, Cate Shortland, Robert Connolly, Sue Brooks, and Catriona McKenzie’s remarkable first forays into filmmaking.

Films showing at this event:

The story of young girl's isolation living on a remote dairy farm in the late 1930s.
Caravan Park
When their car breaks down on the way to Queensland, a family is forced to take up residence at a caravan park while the father tries to earn enough money to get the car repaired.
Thursday night. Late night shopping. Joy wants to have fun.
Mr Ikegami's Flight
Mr Ikegami is in Sydney on business. Back in Tokyo, his wife Seisuko is expecting their first child. A tale of divided loyalties.
One Hundred A Day
In a 1930's shoe factory, a young girl is forced to continue working at her machine all day as her body slowly aborts after a visit to a backyard abortionist.
The Drover's Wife
The Australian myth of Russell Drysdale’s painting - The Drover’s Wife, retold from a different perspective.
The Third Note
A blind woman and her neighbour discover a common bond after battling each other with sound.
Warm Strangers
The last moments in the life of Jess, a young Aboriginal man. Fatally wounded, he attempts to reunite with his father whom he has not seen for fifteen years.
Winner of the 1986 Cannes Palme d'Or for Best Short Film – making Campion the first woman and only New Zealander to ever achieve the honour – her first film school project was inspired by her childhood and is vividly portrayed by a real family of rambunctious redheads. SFF 1983.


Tue 13 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 9
Assisted Listening
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Classics Restored
Unclassified 15+
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