FilmFest Australia 2012

A selection of films from Australia’s premier short film festival, screening alongside features.

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After The Credits (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Josh Lawson; Writer: Josh Lawson; Stars: Toby Schmitz, Robin McLeavy, Nicholas Brown, Maya Stange, Travis Cotton, Eliza Logan, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Josh Lawson, Laura Hughes, Hayden Wells)
We’ve seen it a hundred times before- boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back, and they live happily ever after. Until the credits roll. And AFTER that, it’s a completely different story.
Cockatoo (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Matthew Jenkin; Writer: Matthew Jenkin; Stars: Matilda Brown, Alan Dukes, Kate Worsley)
On the sixth month anniversary of his break-up with his ex-girlfriend, Michael decides to celebrate by ordering a girl from an agency and tries to recreate his failed relationship. Sometimes it's best to let sleeping birds lie.
Eli The Invincible (Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Miranda Nation; Writer: Miranda Nation; Stars: Michael Logo, Slavko Zwirn, Mohamad Taha, Elijah Logo)
The story of Eli, a good kid in a violent world, who is forced to choose between brutality and betrayal.
From Here (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Nick Waterman; Writer: Nick Waterman; Stars: Miia Forbes, Julie Hamilton, Benjamin Hoetjes)
Disconnected by time but not emotion, a young man calls his dying grandmother to say goodbye.
Nullarbor (Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell; Writer: Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell), Trailer
An animated road rage story set on Australia's Nullarbor Plain.
The Op Shop (Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Lee Rogers; Writer: Christopher Gist; Stars: Janet Foye, Keith Gordon, Isabel Harkensee, Joy Westmore)
It came in a box. No name. No job description. Just a strange donation that three women at an op shop were determined to sell for $3.50. But then… they unlock the mystery.
A Tale Of Obsession (Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Dave Wade; Writer: Dave Wade; Stars: Alexandra Blue, Reece Horner, Deanna Ortuso, Brittany Plummer)
A deliciously black comedy following the story of an intense young girl who pursues her every desire.
Two Laps (Country: Australia, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Owen Trevor; Writer: Owen Trevor; Stars: Sue Honeybrook, Graham Rouse, Bill Young)
Two friends. One race. Two laps. No prisoners. Showing with The Hunter at FilmFest Australia.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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