Australian Shorts Fiction – Program One

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WOW Film Festival

Australian Shorts Fiction – Program One

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 08 February - 09 February 2013


Political drama with heart and wonderful cinematography provide the WOW factor in the WOW Award Winners – Australian Shorts Fiction.


Kamambo – 10 minutes (Drama – Australia)

Victoria Goodyear, Director / Producer / Writer

Inspired by a true story, Kamambo is a drama about a 10 year old West Papuan asylum seeker who has escaped to Australia. Haunted by violent memories of her homeland, she longs for a safe haven. Stars Joanne Owen-Smith (Payload)

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market 2012 (France), Flickerfest International Film Festival (Aus) Finalist, Canberra Short Film Festival 2011 (Aus) – finalist.


Moth – 13 minutes 30 seconds (Drama)

Meryl Tankard, Director / Writer
Alana Valentine, Co-writer
Pru Montin, Composer
Roslyn Durnford, Production Designer

In 1970s Australia, three girls escape their institution for a moment of liberty. A last surge of rebellion in an age where audacity in women was savagely repressed and punished with incarceration. Stars Beatrice McBride, Madeleine Madden, Sophie Lowe (Beautiful Kate, The Slap).


Something Fishy – 4 minutes 30 seconds (Comedy)

Kristy Best, Director / Producer / Writer
Melanie Annan, Editor

Set in the colourful and animated world of a child on Summer Holidays. Cheeky 7 year old Maxine has a fantastical obsession with the world of goldfish. A new game, has darkly comical results.

LA Comedy Shorts, Vail Film Festival, Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, Dungog Film Festival 2011, Canberra Short Film Festival 2011, DC
Shorts Film Festival 2011, Cornwall Film Festival 2011, Connecticut Film Festival 2012, Winner: Best Editing in a Short film: Australian Screen Editors Awards, Kristy Best nominated for a Reel Women Film Award at the Cornwall Film Festival.


The Burnt Cork – 9 minutes 26 seconds (Drama)

Cassie Kelly, Producer
Alexandra Edmondson, Director / Writer
Monica Saralertsophen, Sound Mixer
Kyas Sherriff, Amber McMahon, Production Designers

In 1950’s rural Australia, a man faces losing everything when love, fear, duty and shame collide, following the birth of his illegitimate child with his aboriginal childhood friend. When a policeman arrives, Matthew is faced with a critical decision. Today they are known as ‘The Stolen Generations’. Stars Kyas Sherriff (The Alice), Amber McMahon.

Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner 2011Dungog Film Festival 2011St Kilda Film Festival 2011Canberra Short Film Festival 2011Show Me Shorts Film Festival NZ 2011 & Bahamas International Short Film Festival 2011.


Peekaboo – 10 minutes (Drama)

Joe Weatherstone, Producer
Damien Power, Director / Writer
Katie Flaxman, Editor
Kristen Anderson, Production Designer

On the train home, a stranger plays peekaboo with a young child. When the toddler goes missing, her desperate mother searches frantically. A thriller. Stars Justine Clark (Look Both Ways, Bastard Boys).

Melbourne International Film Festival 2011, Sydney Film Festival – Dendy Awards 2011, Flickerfest 2012 (Sydney ) – Avid Award for Best Editing.


Camera Obscura – 5 minutes 44 seconds (Animation)

Nicolas Szmidt, Producer
Marta Maia, Director / Animator / Producer
Christina Christensen, Composer

Maria lives inside her Camera Obscura, until the day she feels that things outside are changing. No one seems to notice those changes…sometimes you need to create projections in order to make the others see.

Official Competition for New Portuguese Filmmakers 2011 Cinanima, 2011 Revelation Perth International Film Festival, 2011 Dungog Film Festival, Australia.


Heck – 7 minutes 36 seconds (Comedy)

Lisa Hoppe and Bobbie Waterman, Producer / Writer
Tanya Goldberg, Director
Pru Montin, Composer

In this black comedy, 75 year olds Ray and Mary decide to take fate into their own hands – but their double suicide pact doesn’t go according to plan! Stars Robina Beard (Home and Away).

Palm Springs International Shortsfest 2011, AWGIE Award winner.


Wonder Boy – 15 minutes (Drama – Australia)

Anna Kojevnikov, Producer
Corrie Chen, Director / Writer
Malgortza (Maz) Swierczak, Editor

It’s Chinese New Year – dancing lions, dragons and blood red firecrackers. Ten year old Clancy is from Chinese background. Living in Australia he is stuck between a life he doesn’t know and a life he wants to belong to. Stars Evonne Fletcher (Blue Heelers, Neighbours), Sophia Chen.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2011 (Sydney, Australia).


Dates & Times:
7:30pm, Friday 8 February 2013

Festival Pass $30 (All sessions including Opening Night), Opening Night + Party $15*
* Transaction fees apply


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Ticket Prices

Festival Pass $30
Opening Night $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00