Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

All short features

15 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

B

Backroads 1977

Backroads (1977) is the first feature (albeit, a short one) by Phillip Noyce, who would go on to make Newsfront (1978) and Rabbit-Proof Fence.

C

Cold Turkey 2002

This short feature is told in a series of flashbacks and flashforwards because the lead character suffers from blackouts.

F

Feeling Sexy 1998

A young woman struggles to maintain her creativity within the confines of her new marriage and motherhood.

G

Greetings from Wollongong 1982

Writer-director Mary Callaghan’s film provides an insight into the creativity and friendships that give meaning to an otherwise desperate existence.

J

Jewboy 2005

Jewboy was well received locally and internationally, screening at the Cannes Film Festival and winning three AFI awards.

Just Out of Reach 1979

Brilliantly acted and shot, Just Out of Reach sits comfortably alongside other films produced during this rich and creative period of the Australian film industry.

L

Last Breakfast in Paradise 1982

Even in 1982 Last Breakfast in Paradise was one of a very few dramas of any length which had been directed by a woman.

Love Letters from Teralba Road 1977

Based on letters found in a flat in Sydney, Love Letters from Teralba Road examines love among the working classes in the western suburbs.

M

My Life Without Steve 1986

Set over a year, in a Sydney inner-west harbourside flat, My Life Without Steve is a challenging examination of the first phase of one woman’s long road to recovery from having loved and lost.

N

Ninety Nine Per Cent 1963

Pino, an Italian immigrant widower, seeks an agency bride to keep house and be wife and mother to him and his son Peter.

O

Only the Brave 1994

Although made on a low budget, Only the Brave showed that first-time filmmaker Ana Kokkinos had an uncompromising ambition to tell powerful and personal stories.

P

Pussy Pumps Up 1979

This 2D animated film features a tiny cat-girl heroine who metamorphoses into a muscular, powerful figure.

Q

Queen of Hearts 2003

Framed by Indigenous relationships to place, Queen of Hearts offers the audience the chance to see the land through the eyes of people to whom the land is of great significance.

S

The Singer and the Dancer 1977

Ambitious and confidently made, The Singer and the Dancer was Gillian Armstrong’s first attempt at a longer form drama after making a couple of shorts.

The Spirit of Gallipoli 1928

A high-spirited young man discovers the benefits of army discipline in this amateur film from 1928.