First-Time Filmmakers Collection
Friday 30th November, 9.00pm - 10.45pm
@ Backlot Studios, 65 Haig St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Dir. Fraser Pemberton
Australia | 13.5 mins
Synopsis: A woman plagued by the memory of her mother’s suicide attempts to reconnect with her estranged father after meeting a cryptic stranger one evening who incites her to confront the past before time runs out.
Dir. Kae Ho
UK, Japan | 15 mins
Synopsis: During a visit to her grandparents in Japan, everything changes for 7-year-old Rio.
Dir. Cass Dennis
Australia | 20 mins
Synopsis: ‘Real’ tells the story of a teenage girl struggling to find her place, who takes comfort in the strength and perseverance of a fictional television character.
Dir. Monique Bettello
Australia | 9 mins
Synopsis: In 1965 rural Victoria, a woman chains herself to the foot rail of her local pub to protest the gender segregation laws of the time.
Dir. Peter Kalos
Australia | 8 mins
Synopsis: A man on the edge, confronts the life he should have lived.
The Sound of Silence
Prod. Tess Passmore
Dir. Gun Osathanugrah
Australia | 13 mins
Synopsis: Struggling to come to terms with his recent hearing impairment, a 14-year-old piano prodigy needs to gather the strength to give the performance of his life.
After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.