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Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films

144 minutes
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Ten short film finalists compete for three illustrious prizes. All finalists screen together in two sessions.
Please note the start time for this event is TBC. Patrons will be contacted once the schedule has been announced, and tickets will also be sent out at this time.

The 10 finalists compete for three illustrious prizes: the Dendy Live Action Short Award (winners are eligible for the Academy Awards), the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director and the Yoram Gross Animation Award. All finalists screen together in two sessions.

Films showing at this event:

Dwarf Planet
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
A coming-of-age story about a lonely, awkward teenager’s encounter with a male sex worker while his family is away on vacation.
Freedom Swimmer
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
A hybrid, poetic documentary interweaving hand-drawn animation and film, which tells the story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution.
Lifeblood
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
A stunning exploration of Bourke Shire’s landscape, First Nations history and folklore that brings to our attention the resilience of the natural environment and the land’s inhabitants.
Off the Rails
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
Two besties abroad in a Russian city are hustling to catch the last train. When Cookie suddenly disappears, Bonbon is swept up in a chaotic odyssey to find her friend.
Peeps
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
A peek into the inner world of a group of turbulent teenagers on an after-school shopping trip.
Shark
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
The story of Jack who loves to pull pranks. But in his latest relationship he may have finally met his match.
The Moogai
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
A captivating First Nations psychological horror, starring Shari Sebbens and Meyne Wyatt, about a family terrorised by a child-stealing spirit. Winner at SXSW (Midnight Shorts).
The Stranger
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
When a stranger arrives at an isolated farmhouse late at night, the farmer’s wife is convinced he’s trouble. In the light of day, she is forced to confront her prejudices.
Tinashé
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
After Tinashé, a sweet, but lost teenager gets kicked out of home, he moves into his chaotic best friend’s bed whilst attempting to navigate adulthood and love for the first time.
tough
Sat 13 November 2:00pm, Sun 14 November 2:00pm
A young girl believes that if she wears body armour she will be as tough as her horse and overcome her bullying dad.

Tickets

Sat 13 November
2pm
Event Cinemas George St
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Sun 14 November
2pm
Event Cinemas George St
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