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MWFF - Freshly Squeezed Shorts 2

1h 8m Short 2023

Dystopian futures, hopeful romantics and unlikely friendships. Freshly Squeezed Shorts showcases the latest and best short films and web series exploring our region’s diverse stories of human connection.


Sista Dir. Chantelle Burgoyne | 2020 | 16 mins

A betrayal of trust between two sisters on the cusp of adolescence sets off a chain of events that has the potential to shatter their relationship forever.

When We Were Kids Dir. Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu | 2020 | 12 mins

Thirteen-year-old Jade’s sexual awakening gets interrupted during a day at the public pools with her best friend.

dating JEN Dir. Katie Dahlenburg | 2022 | 10 mins

Online dating can be fun and flirty… It can also be a dark and cruel world. For Jen, dating in your 30’s is a necessary evil and something she is not willing to give up on.. just yet.

“Inspired by real people and real stories.”

Tooly Dir. Karla Hart | 2021 | 11 mins

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this film may contain images, voices and videos of deceased persons.

A young Indigenous girl struggling to engage with her culture learns of Tooly, the sign of an impending death in the family.

The Meek Dir. Gillian Ashurst | 2020 | 19 mins

As a virus threatens to destroy humanity, the future may rest with Izzy, a young girl, now living isolated with her rural uncle, the animals and an extra chromosome.


English - Australian

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