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MWFF - Freshly Squeezed Shorts 1

1h 53m Short 2023

Freshly Squeezed Shorts showcases the latest and best short films and web series exploring our region’s diverse stories of human connection.


**Jarli ** Dir. Chantelle Murray, Simon Rippingale | 2021 | 8 mins

Jarli is an adventurous Australian Aboriginal girl with dreams of heading to space. Jarli’s first two ingenious attempts to fly into the stratosphere result in grounded aircraft, however, all is not lost.

**Hash Browns ** Dir. Cal McLean, Alexandra Nell | 2022 | 6 mins

After bumping into each other at a late-night diner, on the same night as their one-night stand, Chris and Susie decide to eat together

Violet Daze Dir. Marisa Martin, Clare Langsford | 2021 | 15 mins

Violet and Daisy have been best friends since they were five. Total besties. BFFs. Joined at the hip. How close can two best friends get? What would they do if anyone tried to separate them?

Everything Gone Dir. Emily Dynes | 2020 | 6 mins

Filmed across the state of Victoria in between Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdowns, ‘Everything Gone’ is an exploration of different forms of longing, and how we fill the void of what we yearn for.

Traversing the intersection of isolated intimacy and trauma, the film was created as part of ‘Deep End’, an ongoing visual series and collaboration between filmmaker and composer Emily Dynes and choreographer Sian Kelly, utilising movement and original music. Each of the twelve vignettes highlights a unique response and coping mechanism to our collective feeling of loss during this time; whether we’re glued to the news, pouring our energies into caring for another, drinking heavily, overexercising, relying on routine or numbing ourselves of anything at all.

Pools Dir. Luisa Martiri | 2020 | 16 mins

A young woman takes a road trip to Brisbane to terminate her pregnancy, alongside her reluctant mother.

Sparkles Dir. Jacqueline Pelczar | 2020 | 13 mins

A 30-something-year-old Down syndrome woman leaves her past behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city. Along her journey, she makes an unlikely friendship with an Outback Drag Queen, teaching us all not to be afraid to celebrate who we are.


English - Australian

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