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1. 25.12 (2015)

14 min | Short, Drama

An older man faces loneliness on Christmas Day.

Director: Stella Dimadis | Stars: Nicole Chamoun, Michael Gambino, Karl Peschek, Antonios Baxevanidis

2. Apricot (2009)

11 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

A mysterious man with missing memories asks very personal questions to a beautiful woman.

Director: Ben Briand | Stars: Ewen Leslie, Laura Gordon, Joshua Rozzi, Alice Lily Zahalka

Votes: 451

3. Some Static Started (2010)

8 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

A strange nightmare in a hot motel by the side of a highway. A bleeding man. A girl in trouble. The dream that brings them together.

Director: Ben Briand | Stars: James W. Mataitas Bailey, Ben Briand, Tess Haubrich, Sam Smith

Votes: 67

4. Kokoda Front Line! (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short, War

Cameraman Damien Parer has just returned from the front in New Guinea, where he's documented Australian troops in action. He explains this to us in a prolog. We then see air drops of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Bathurst, Damien Parer

Votes: 191

5. We Were Here (2016)

11 min | Short, Drama

The burial of sin and the masks we make in order to survive.

Director: David Vincent Smith | Stars: Alinta Carroll, Armani Naumovski, Alexandra Nell, Clarence Ryan

6. The Eleven O'Clock (2016)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Comedy

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

Director: Derin Seale | Stars: Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Jessica Wren, Alyssa McClelland

Votes: 842

7. Cracker Bag (2003)

15 min | Short, Drama

Eddie spends her pocket money collecting firecrackers, to prepare for Cracker Night. This key moment will live on in Eddie's memory, transforming her for life.

Director: Glendyn Ivin | Stars: Edith Cattell, Peter Derrick, Damon Kaine, Pauline Keeley

Votes: 132

8. Tangles and Knots (2017)

17 min | Short, Drama

A sticky, intimate bond between mother and daughter becomes threatened when the mother helps her teenage daughter throw a party to impress new, popular friends.

Director: Renee Petropoulos | Stars: Leeanna Walsman, Odessa Young, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Toby Wallace

Votes: 42

9. MESSiAH (2016)

17 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

In a playful collision of cultures, a hapless Irishman and his Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger in the spectacular Australian wilderness.

Director: Damian Walshe-Howling | Stars: ChloƩ Boreham, Mark Coles Smith, David Gulpilil, Stephen Hunter

Votes: 66

10. Blood Pulls a Gun (2014)

18 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

A teenage girl gets a keyhole look into a dangerous and mysterious world when a tattooed stranger checks into her roadside motel.

Director: Ben Briand | Stars: Odessa Young, Josh McConville, Tess Haubrich, Ben Ingram

Votes: 140

11. Green River: Part One (2017)

18 min | Short, Drama, Mystery | Completed

1984. Small town USA. 30 women are missing. Troubled by a recurring nightmare, Ellen is determined to save the woman she's dreamt about; a woman she's yet to meet.

Director: Nicholas Andrews | Stars: Jessica Falkholt, Lauren Orrell, Josephine Starte, Peter Maple

12. Ghost (I) (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama, History

Ghost is a re-imagining of convict William Buckley's first contact with the indigenous Australian's.

Director: Jp O'Brien | Stars: Clarence Ryan, Travis Jeffery, Gregory J. Fryer

13. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 8,116

14. Foal (2015)

25 min | Short, Drama

On an isolated Australian property in 1915, Aurora faces the repercussions of a passionate affair she is having in the absence of her husband.

Director: Vanessa Gazy | Stars: Lola Bennett, Tess Haubrich, Benjamin Hoetjes, Geoff Morrell

15. Tricks (2016)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A girl walks into a bookshop.

Director: Melina Maraki | Stars: Tatsuki Kamekawa, Sophie Lowe, Jack Naylor, David Novak

Votes: 9

16. He. She. It. (2008)

16 min | Short, Drama

A teacher misbehaves to save his last two pupils.

Director: John Alsop | Stars: Steve Abbott, Sophie Lowe, Albert Potestas

17. Skin (2007)

16 min | Short, Drama

Robert tries to rekindle a relationship with his teenage daughters Emma and Zoe on their last holiday together before the divorce. He slowly begins to realize that not only has he lost ... See full summary »

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, David Roberts, Rhondda Findleton, Eloise Winestock

Votes: 21

18. Devil Woman (2018)

12 min | Short, Horror

A forest protester gets bitten by a devil and transforms into a monster.

Director: Heidi Lee Douglas | Stars: Marigold Pazar, Leith Alexander, Peter Healy, Flame Kimbell

Votes: 7

19. The Tender Dark (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama

A young girl's first crush leads her into an uncharted world of hidden desires.

Director: Lily Rolfe | Stars: Odessa Young, Silvia Colloca, Nathaniel Dean, Travis Jeffery

Votes: 8

20. Eve (II) (2006)

8 min | Short, Drama

It's Valentines Day and Eve's boyfriend Jack presents her with a microwave oven. Jack has unofficially moved into Eve's housing commission room and together they plan to move forward from ... See full summary »

Director: Hannah Hilliard | Stars: Oliver Ackland, Mia Wasikowska

21. Lens Love Story (2007)

15 min | Short, Drama

Len, a mildly autistic man, is having trouble with day-to-day life after his mother's death, until she sends him something quite unexpected to help him on his way.

Director: Sonia Whiteman | Stars: Damon Herriman, Kerry Walker, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 31

22. Cosette (2007)

15 min | Short, Drama

Cosette lives a sheltered, ignorant life in an isolated world with her alternative-lifestyle father Jim. When Jim suddenly dies, Cosette is left to fend for herself. Scared and hungry, she ... See full summary »

Director: Samantha Rebillet | Stars: Simon Bossell, Niki Owen, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 44

23. I Love Sarah Jane (2008)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Horror, Romance

Jimbo is 13 and can think of only one girl -- Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way-bullies, violence, chaos, or zombies-nothing will stop him from finding a way into her world.

Director: Spencer Susser | Stars: Brad Ashby, Mia Wasikowska, Vladimir Matovic, Beau South

Votes: 1,247

25. The Nightingale and the Rose (2015)

PG-13 | 13 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Oscar Wilde's savage fairytale of the ecstatic first love.

Directors: Del Kathryn Barton, Brendan Fletcher | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Geoffrey Rush, Benedict Samuel, David Wenham

Votes: 66

26. Red (II) (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

A mother embodies a female redback spider, which eats its mate after sex.

Director: Del Kathryn Barton | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Arella Plater, Alex Russell, Charmene Yap

Votes: 91

27. Vinyl (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama, Music

A teenage refugee from Sudan struggles to cope with his new life but finds hope for the future through the power of music.

Director: Ashley Fairfield | Stars: Bren Foster, Tess Haubrich, Sandy Kerr, Brianna la Rance

Votes: 14

28. Drowning (II) (2009)

20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Things are changing for Mik. His world has been turned upside down by the sudden death of his older brother forcing him to redefine his place in his family. The one solid thing in Mik's ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Miles Szanto, Xavier Samuel, Tess Haubrich, Bren Foster

Votes: 393

29. Gay4Pay (2012)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short

Sydney based filmmaker, Craig Boreham, made a short film called Ostia - La Notte Finale, about the murder of Italian filmmaker Pasolini, and put a trailer of the film on YouTube for the ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Craig Boreham, Javier Calvo, Eka Darville, James Mason

Votes: 8

30. Blue Monday (2011)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

When you're sixteen and invincible the world can turn on its head in a single day and Alexis likes to push it as far as it will go.

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Ryan Corr, Anni Finsterer, Matt Levett, Aldo Mignone

Votes: 5

31. Ostia: The Last Night (2011)

15 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A dark story of desire and betrayal inspired by the events of the night of the brutal slaying of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Tony Poli, Miles Szanto, Aldo Mignone, Kimberley Hews

Votes: 24

32. Violet (2010)

23 min | Short, Drama

Violet has been sent to a new school in the aftermath of a scandal involving her and a teacher. She is lost and alone, and the only offerings of friendship seem to always come with strings attached.

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Ryan Corr, Bonnie Sveen, Kenji Fitzgerald, Gabrielle Scawthorn

Votes: 6

33. Love Bite (2008)

3 min | Short, Horror

Noah and Gus hang out and smoke weed after school. As the munchies kick in Noah feels compelled to share a secret desire that has been tormenting him.

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Aidan Calabria, Will Field

Votes: 137

34. And Everything Nice (2006)

7 min | Short, Drama

A curious teenager skips school to observe a classmate wandering through the city.

Directors: Craig Boreham, Peta Jane Lenehan | Stars: Phaedra Collins, Genevieve Fricker, Joeline Le

35. Transient (2005)

10 min | Short

An end of love story about small moments of hope, travelling, loss, capitalism and love.

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Craig Boreham, Phoenix Leonard, Ian Roberts

Votes: 46

37. Booth (2004)

7 min | Short

A young man watches a sexy male dancer in a booth. Walls come down as fantasy takes over.

Director: Craig Boreham

Votes: 9

38. Seamen (1997)

15 min | Short

Three men present their very different experiences as men who sleep with other men.

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Mindi Thin, Kent Boreham, Michael Gow, Phoenix Leonard

39. Blow (1997)

3 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Craig Boreham

Votes: 7

40. Like Breathing (2013)

13 min | Short, Drama, Family

Max lives in the country and works for her father as a mechanic in his workshop. At home she helps her mother take care of her disabled sister Therese. Max feels like she will never be able... See full summary »

Director: Liz Cooper | Stars: Airlie Dodds, Tess Haubrich, Sinead Curry, Tara Morice

42. Departure Lounge - A Bollywood Affair (2015)

Short, Comedy, Romance

Young miner MEL, befriends her lndian taxi driver, JONNY, en route to the airport, where she is flying off to the silver mine where she is an engineer. The song on JONNY's taxi radio helps ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Andersen | Stars: Luke Chaplain, David Cottam, Terry Delphin, Courtney Dibben

43. Am I Okay (2012)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Overwhelmed by the problems of the world, Jacquie's convinced she's having a breakdown. She consults an analyst who reassures her that, so long as she is not hearing voices or talking to herself, she is okay.

Director: Matilda Brown | Stars: Matilda Brown, Alex Thompson

Votes: 15

44. The Maestro (I) (2011)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A destitute man on city streets liberates a device allowing him to control the world around him.

Director: Adam Anthony | Stars: Gyton Grantley, Nick Maricic, Rory Williamson, Alex Thompson

Votes: 94

45. To Taylor's Arm (2010)

7 min | Short, Drama

The journey of two young men on the road.

Directors: Oliver Leimbach, Max Seager | Stars: Oliver Leimbach, Alex Thompson

46. Side Story (2010)

1 min | Short, Musical

A musical-within-a-musical comedy. Two high schools have combined to perform a one-night-only production. Over the weeks of rehearsals, 17-year-old Nate has fallen madly in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Boughen | Stars: Andy Trieu, Carly Hallet, Brendan Maber, Alex Thompson

47. Gingers (2012)

5 min | Short, Comedy