Australia | 2012 | 12 min | Animation | DIR: Isabel Peppard
A young artist sits on the sidewalk, struggling to make a living. She makes drawings for the passersby. A businessman recognises her talents and offers her a paying job. The prospect seems inviting but the reality threatens to kill her imagination…
This stunning stop-motion fantasy has screened at festivals around the world including Sitges and the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Australia | 2013 | 12 min | DIR: Rebecca Thomson | Out of competition| World premiere
Washed up barmaid Eileen was crowned Queen of the Gelatine in the 80s at the peak of her career, but she’s been on a slippery gelatinous slope downhill ever since. When Eileen sees an opportunity to relive her glory days she must put down for the count her jelly wrestling demons…
Rebecca Thomson is a director of Stranger With My Face, so you’ll be pleased to note that this film is screening out of competition.
Australia | 2012 | 10 min | DIR: Lynne Vincent McCarthy
Ten year-old Ana spends her time watching people from a distance, separated from her peers by her strange behaviour. But while cradling an animal, she forms a bond that will compel her to take drastic action to protect it.
This is screenwriter Lynne Vincent McCarthy’s directorial debut and has screened in festivals including Palm Springs, Moscow International Film Festival and the Austin Film Festival.
Lynne Vincent McCarthy will be a guest of the festival.
In modern day Shanghai, a wealthy housewife’s life of luxury becomes increasingly disrupted by the presence of a young ghost. What begins for Mei as a peculiarity slowly creeps into a beautiful terror that may bring life to specters of the past.
This Victorian College of the Arts film has screened at festivals including Palm Springs and HollyShorts. The dialogue is in Mandarin with English subtitles.