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 Australian Shorts 2

Perspectives Jon Julio

Director Dom West

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 5 mins


This short takes a look at the rich history of the Australian skating scene through the eyes of Jon Julio, the sport’s longest standing professional athlete and most respected industry leader. Through his connection to the Australian scene in the early 90s, Jon sheds light on the country's unique influence during the sport's founding years and the importance of the leaders from skating's past in 2019.


Director Ursula Woods

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 9mins 52 seconds

Description Brian Toggle is a self-proclaimed timekeeper and expert drummer who plays in Tasmanian art pop band, Sunset Thrills. But his theories of timing don’t always bode well with other members in the group.

The Art of Doodling

Director Nicola Macindoe

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 5 mins 15 seconds

Description Is doodling an art form? Through three refreshing artistic viewpoints, the award-winning short documentary "The Art of Doodling" attempts to answer how much of ourselves we can find in the scribbles we create.

The Kebab Man

Director Declan Arrighi and Jordan Osborne

Rated: G General

Runtime: 6 mins 20 seconds

Description In 1999, Ahmad ‘Al’ Karanouh moved to the remote Australian town of Coonamble with dreams of starting a kebab stand. As the first Arab Muslim to move into town, he was warned he would not be welcome. Would Al be able to convince the locals his kebabs were the best in the bush? Or would he be forced to pack up and take his dreams elsewhere?


Director Clare Richardson and Henning Goll

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 12 misn 15 seconds

Description As devastating wildfires become increasingly common and intense, Australia is looking for answers in Aboriginal knowledge that goes back thousands of years. Traditional burning could hold the keys to helping stop bushfires– but Indigenous fire practitioners in northern Queensland are fighting for the right to burn their own land.

Bernard's Dream

Director Mayeta Clark

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 8 mins 58 seconds


Bernard Tipiloura has a dream: to bring back the once-famous canoe festival between Bathurst and Melville Islands. We follow Bernard as he sets about trying to build a canoe with a group of young men in Wurrumiyanga. Bernard reminisces about the past, and tells us his vision for the future.

Caring for Ngarrindjeri Sea Country and Caring for Meintangk Country

Director Benno Thiel

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 8 mins

Description Caring for Ngarrindjeri Sea Country explores the effort to regrow and revitalize colonial farming land on the coast of South Australia. The documentary speaks with Indigenous Elders Uncle Buddy and Uncle Doug as they explain their connection with country, the significance of the regrowth and what it means for the future.  

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the following program may contain images and voices of people who have died."