Shorts Session 2
THE CHANGING ART OF SKYLAR RU
By Tom Vogel
Artist Skylar Ru Silva explains how he is obsessed with creating. In the process of creating he paints over old works and does not have the attachment to his work like some other artists. The process means more to him than the actual end piece.
THE ART OF DOODLING
By Nicola Macindoe
Filmmaker, painter and tattoo artist, Tom Muir is a sharp and provocative individual ready to divulge his controversial opinions and challenge our perception of art and its value. Rachel Mackey, an aspiring illustrator, offers an ironic take on the subject with her philosophical views on doodling’s transient nature. Zine artist Jade Diaz A.K.A "Nearvous", who featured front and centre at the 2017 Other Worlds Zine fair, muses on the emotional power of doodling and the purpose of art-making.
By Lauren Hester
Stay Sharp is a short documentary exploring Melbourne’s iconic and often misunderstood Sharpie subculture of the 1970s, focusing on its resurgence in recent decades.
By Ursula Woods
Brian Toggle is a self-proclaimed timekeeper and expert drummer who plays in Tasmanian art pop band, Sunset Thrills. But his theories of timing don’t always bode well with other members in the group. A mockumentary style piece about small town band life.
KING OF FRANKSTON
By Kristina Kraskov
The King of Frankston tells the story of a town with a bad name through the search for its most famous resident. An unlikely local legend known for his incredibly short shorts, confident stride and impressive sneaker collection, this hero was seen every day strutting the streets of Frankston until he disappeared. With thousands of dedicated fans, why does no one know his true identity? Surrounded by negative stereotypes, is this the hero Frankston needs or the hero it deserves?
By Emmy Clifton
Through the perspective of a 16th century hand painted book from the rare books collection at the State Library of Victoria, the film Bound explores the way in which people throughout history have valued objects that are not from their own time. The film asks us to ponder how the seemingly mundane objects in our current world will be valued in the future.
COURAGE TO CHANGE
By Christian Buxton
Carlo is talented surfer, skier and entrepreneur from Torquay with a beautiful wife and kids. From the outside his life appears to be the picture of happiness but the truth is Carlo has secretly struggled with depression for years. A house fire and his business under threat will push him to finally reach for help.
ACCOUNTS OF A NUCLEAR WHISTLEBLOWER
By Naveed Farro
Accounts of a Nuclear Whistleblower is a documentary that uncovers Australia’s dark history of nuclear testing. Avon Hudson describes the atomic tests undertaken by the British Government within the area of Maralinga, SA, in the 1950’s and 60s.
By Jane Dyson
When Saraswati arrives as the first educated daughter-in-law in a Himalayan village, she wonders how she will ever feel at home. But faced with the scepticism of an older generation of women, she grows determined to succeed. As the village’s ten-day Pandav Lila festival approaches, the film offers a window onto the everyday work and spiritual practices that bind people to each other and the land. An intimate story of longing and belonging in India’s sacred mountains, ‘Spirit’ explores what it takes to make a home in a remote community in the thralls of change.
By Ran Li
In Melbourne, a non-English speaking Chinese migrant tries to live on her own after the death of her husband.
By CHOUWA LIANG
Intimate Strangers is a 4-minute documentary about the journey of two Chinese homosexuals, Qiang and Yiling, looking for “marriage of convenience” within the Chinese LGBT group in Australia. Both of them are trying hard to find the perfect “partner” with which to build a stable fake relationship.
Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.
Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior