SHORT FILM SESSION 1 – Wake in Fright
Be thrilled and chilled in the Outback and in the Big Smoke, while you enjoy your first cuppa in the morning.
HEATHEN : 11'55
Siobhan Mulready | Australia | Drama
Dark secrets unfold when 14 year old Trent tries to win his father's attention by conducting a study of drought on his rural community.
THE STARE : 7'42
Louisa Weichmann | Australia | Thriller
Riding a suburban train to the last stop, a young woman is confronted by an awful event from her past.
DEAD END : 19'15
Carter Ferguson | United Kingdom | Drama/Thriller
Ride along with a hired killer who tries to pass on some wisdom to a young gun for hire.
PETREL : 12'8
Charles Broad | Australia | Drama/Thriller
Attempting to escape through rural Australia, a fancy city crook comes up against more than he bargained for.
OUT OF OUR ARMS : 11'40
Jarred Keane | Australia | Sci/Fi/Thriller
IVF is challenging enough, but try wrestling with the dilemmas created by Second Life technology.
CREEPER : 12'8
Drew Macdonald | Australia | Thriller
A dangerous game of cat and mouse during this very creepy house invasion.
SPLINTER : 9'12
Adam Marriott | Australia | Drama
Notorious ex-con Joe Tog watches over a vulnerable prisoner, but looks can deceive.
THE SKYDIVER & THE SCARECROW : 7'56
Ren Thackham | Australia | Black Comedy
A stage play with a twist. A heroic scarecrow acts fast to prevent a skydiving tragedy. Fame, then controversy, follow.
Short films all day at The J
Make a day of it with a Festival Pass and see more films for less. Entertainment between film sessions, food and coffee plus The J Bar open means you can enjoy the film festivities and relaxed vibe all day at The J.
Celebrate with the filmmakers at the NIFF Short Film Awards Show and watch the 10 prize category winning films from 6.30pm.