Berlin Syndrome

Alone and adrift in Berlin, Australian Photographer Clare (Palmer) meets charismatic local Andi (Riemelt) and there is an instant attraction between them. But what begins as a passionate romance takes a sinister turn when Clare wakes up one morning to discover Andi has locked her in his apartment, and he has no intention of letting her leave, ever.

Directed by Cate Shortland

Written by Shaun Grant, Melanie Joosten & Cate Shortland
Produced by Polly Staniford

Starring Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Lucie Aron,
Matthias Habich, Cem Tuncay, Elias Esser

What If It Works?

Adrian (Luke Ford), an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Grace (Anna Samson), a beautiful street artist, suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder). As new neighbours in an edgy, graffitied suburb of Melbourne, they find themselves in therapy with the same psychiatrist and crash into each other one evening. Soon after, Adrian’s ex (Brooke Satchwell) turns up, to really mess things up.

Written and Directed by Romi Trower

Produced by Tristram Miall

Starring Luke Ford, Anna Samson, Brooke Satchwell,
Wade Briggs, Kaarin Fairfax, Art Simone, Djon Alexander
and Eliza D'Souza

Living Space

College sweethearts Brad and Ashley venture into the heartland of Germany. Their romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when encountering a German SS Officer, thrusting them into a psychological vortex revealing there is not always life in a 'Living Space'.

Written and Directed by Steven Spiel

Produced by Natalie Forward

Starring Georgia Chara, Emma Leonard, Andy McPhee, Jolene Anderson, Leigh Scully, Ayrton Burrudge, Emma Burnside and Erik Vent

 

Bad Girl

Sullen, defiant and on probation following her release from juvenile detention, 16-year-old foster child Amy Anderson struggles with her new life in the countryside until Chloe, a friendly local girl the same age as Amy, drops by the family home seeking house-cleaning work and everything changes.

Written and Directed by Fin Edquist

Produced by Bruno Charlesworth, Stephen Kearney
and Tenille Kennedy

Starring Samara Weaving, Benjamin Winspear,
Felicity Price and Sara West.

A Few Less Men

A destination wedding in Australia’s Blue Mountains goes horribly wrong when Luke gets drunk and falls off a cliff. Our boys, David, Tom and Graham suddenly find themselves transporting their friend’s corpse back to London, where his grieving Aunt is planning the funeral.

Directed by Mark Lamprell

Written by Dean Craig
Produced by Tania Chambers, Larry Malkin, Share Stallings

Starring Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, Shane Jacobson, Debra Mailman, Darren Gilshenan, Lynette Curran, Jeremy Sims, Sacha Horler

Blue World Order

After a nuclear war decimated the northern hemisphere, the surviving population in the south become desperate and violent competing for scarce resources. Society crumbles and an infectious bacteria threatens to destroy those who remain.

Directed by Ché Baker and Dallas Bland

Written by Ché Baker, Dallas Bland and Sarah Mason

Produced by Ché Baker, Tim Maddocks, Sarah Mason
and Matthew Reilly

Starring Billy Zane, Bruce Spence, Jack Thompson,
Jake Ryan, Stephen Hunter

Butterfly in a Bell Jar

River is a young girl kidnapped at the tender age of 12 and is locked away for the next 15 years in the shed of her neighbours house. Tormented mentally, physically and sexually, every day she loses the life in her eyes as she grows up in the arms of her abductor. Pushed to her breaking-point, River decides enough is enough and resolves to take her
life back.

Written, Directed & Produced by Matthew Berto

Starring Sotiris Tzelios, Adam La Rosa, Katharine Innes, Stephen Kotsanlee, Amy Bodossian, Roger Crook, Jordannah Galea

Can't Win. Do Try.

Influenced by his best mate Jez, Gordan convinces his rather bitchy finance, Kelly, to turn their recently purchased home into a bachelor pad for a year before they get hitched. Their new roommate, O’Hara turns out to be a complete nutcase who upsets the balance of his new friend’s ordinary lives with hilarious and unfortunate consequences.

Written & Directed by JJ DeCeglie
Produced by Simon Camp and JJ DeCeglie

Starring Adriane Daff, Christopher Millington, Tanya Jade, Matt Furlani, Fiannah de Rue, Chris Reid, Harry Quinlan,
CJ Hampson, Chelsea Gibson, Aimee Nicholls

Cursed

Dan has had to suffer living with his girlfriend Nan’s obnoxious best friend Cat for years. After a rude wake up call on the morning of his birthday Dan decides that it’s time for Cat to finally move out.

Written & Directed by Britt Kynde

Produced by Callista McKenzie, Britt Kynde

Starring Britt Kynde, Elora Wilson, Paul Tucker, David Beamish, Chris Charters, Ian Wetley, Maureen Powell

Dance Academy

Tara Webster was destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation before a devastating injury crippled her career. In her quest to defy the odds, and make her comeback, Tara will discover what being defined by a dream really means.

Directed by Jeffrey Walker

Written by Samantha Strauss

Produced by Joanna Werner

Starring Xenia Goodwin, Dena Kaplan, Jordan Rodrigues, Alicia Banit, Thomas Lacey,
Keiynan Lonsdale, Tara Morice

David Stratton:
A Cinematic Journey

A compelling personal journey with David Stratton, as he relates the fascinating development of our cinema history. David guides us from his boyhood cinema experience of Australia in England, where he saw the first images of this strange and exotic landscape via the medium of film, to his migration to Australia as a ‘ten pound pom’ in 1963 and onto his present day reflections on the iconic themes that run through our cinematic legacy.

Written and Directed by Sally Aitken

Produced by Jo-anne McGowan

Starring David Stratton

Derelict

Three friends find themselves fighting for their lives when their urban exploration goes horribly wrong. Trapped in a dorm maze of subterranean corridors and menaced by a sinister masked figure, their friendship, loyalty and sanity is put to the ultimate test.

Written, Directed & Produced by Cristian Broadhurst,
James Broadhurst

Starring Tristan Balz, James Broadhurst, Christopher Sansoni, Justin Burford

Don't Tell

Don’t Tell is the story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private school. With a dogged and determined local lawyer by her side, Lyndal takes on the powerful church that denied her abuse for over a decade.

Directed by Tori Garrett
Written by James Greville

Produced by Scott Corfield

Starring Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Rachel Griffiths,
Sara West, Jacqueline McKenzie, Gyton Grantley,
Susie Porter, Martin Sacks, Robert Taylor.

Embedded

Sewell is no stranger to cagey, dark characters, and this is certainly true of Embedded. Frank meets Madaline at a cocktail party held at a World Bank conference. As the erotic connection between Frank and Madaline deepens, each gradually reveal secrets from their past that could have deadly consequences.

Written & Directed by Stephen Sewell

Produced by Steve Jaggi

Starring Nick Barkla, Laura Gordon, Deji Adiatu

The Family

‘The Family’ was a sinister apocalyptic cult active in Melbourne in the ‘60s and ’70s led by Anne Hamilton-Byrne; beautiful, charismatic and convinced she was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. At least 28 children were ‘acquired’ and raised in total isolation, and subjected to yearsof abuse – including beatings, starvation and injections with LSD.

Written & Directed by Rosie Jones

Produced by Anna Grieve

The Goners

Thieves, Killers, Goners. Ruthless Aussie crooks battle it out in a bloody turf war to see which of the 3 gangs own the streets.

Written & Directed by Nathan Bender

Produced by Mason Grady and Renee Giles

Starring James Lee, Tom Biddle, Ernie Crowther,
Rob Sneddon

Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love is set in the summer of 1987. Seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is abducted by serial killer couple John and Evelyn White, with escape seeming impossible, she begins to observe the dynamic between her captors and quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Written & Directed by Ben Young

Produced by Melissa Kelly

Starring Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter

Indigo Lake

Famous artist Jack Zeffa is pressured into painting the portrait of a nightclub owner’s beautiful wife. When Jack falls in love with his subject, her husband’s suspicions overflow into violence. The lovers, facing death, develop a plan to kill the husband first by drugging him and driving his car into Indigo Lake. But murder is not so easy as it’s painted.

Written & Directed by Martin Simpson

Produced by Brian Cobb, Martin Fabinyi, Ron Saunders and Martin Simpson

Starring Andrew Cutcliffe, Miranda O’Hare, Marin Mimica, Pamela Shaw

Innuendo

The Finnish Tuuli grew up in an oppressively religious and abusive family and in the shadow of her angelic twin sister. She embarks on a journey to the other side of the world, Australia, to find her true identity. Curious of nudity and sexuality, she becomes a nude model for art classes. She seems to use people to her own advantage and the good boy Thomas gets left behind when she meets the rough but charismatic chainsaw sculptor Ben.

Directed, Written & Produced by Saara Lamberg

Starring Saara Lamberg, Brendan Bacon, Andy Hazel

Jasper Jones

In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.

Directed by Rachel Perkins
Written by Shaun Grant

Produced by David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan

Starring Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller,
Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie, Aaron McGrath

Killing Ground

Ian and Samantha head to a national park, hoping the bush will give them space for some quiet time together. They arrive at an isolated campsite to find an SUV and a tent – no sign of the occupants. As night falls and the campers fail to return, Ian and Sam grow increasingly uneasy. The discovery of a distressed child wandering in the woods unleashes a terrifying chain of events that test the young couple to breaking point

Written & Directed by Damien Power

Produced by Joe Weatherstone, Lisa Shaunessy

Starring Harriet Dyer, Aaron Pedersen, Stephen Hunter, Tiarnie Couplans, Maya Stange, Ian Meadows, Aaron Glenan, Mitzi Ruhlmann

Lazybones

Ben, a wannabe stand up comedian in Melbourne, doesn’t live for the weekend like the O’Jays hit song, in fact he finds that philosophy kinda depressing. Spending most of his life on the stage, in his Uber and hanging out with his friends, he floats through life wondering – is there more to this?

Directed by Michael Jones

Written & Produced by Caitlin Farrugia, Michael Jones

Starring Jackson Tozer, Fabiana Weiner, Troy Larkin,
Tegan Crowley, Eva Seymour, Francis Greenslade,
Maude Davey

Lost & Found

Lost & Found follows nine people through one week in their lives. New relationships are formed, current relationships tested and some do not get started.

Written, Directed and Produced by Ian G. Westley

Starring Kendal Lane, Tony Doak, David Sinnamon, Stalla McMahon, Christos Aristidou, Tegan Devine, Mick Donnellan, Dean Netherwood, Kurt Swadling

Never Forget

Kim, a young Australian nurse, is about to start her new life with her boyfriend. In the middle of proposing to her, she gets the biggest news of her life; her father who she hasn’t seen since she left Vietnam has died. In order to make things right, she must travel back and say her goodbyes. Her family send an escort to bring her back to the village and she is not happy at all with this arrangement.

Written, Produced & Directed by John Bling

Starring Van Nguyen, Ivan Bradara, Tam Dinh, Wesley Forke, Karla Hillam, Andrea McCannon, Andy McPhee
and Ann Truong

Ravenswood

Ravenswood follows four American tourists – Sofia, Carl, Belle and Michael – on their ill-fated Sydney holiday and their ghost tour of Ravenswood – an abandoned psychiatric hospital infamously known to be the most haunted place in Sydney.

Directed by Jon Cohen

Written by Jon Cohen, Darren K. Hawkins

Produced by Daniel Becker, Jon Cohen

Starring Madeline Marie Dona, Adam Horner,
Isabel Dickson, Shane Savage

Rough Stuff

Rough Stuff is the action-packed story of an activist group making a dubious deal with treasure-seeking Rovers and their modified four-wheel-drives for an expedition through treacherous Australian terrain.  Tensions rise and ulterior motives are revealed with exciting off-road chases, daring rescues and amazing discoveries that follow.

Written & Directed by Jonathan Adams

Produced by Nicole Johnschwager, Kelly Tomasich

Starring Gareth Rickards, Vincent Andriano,
Sam Glissan, Hayley Sullivan, Katie Garfield,
Jamie Kristian, Adam Horner, Ernie Dingo

Silent Man

Silent Man follows the journey of an escaped asylum seeker turned vigilante on a mission to find his daughter after she disappears from an immigration detention centre.

Written, Directed & Produced by Joseph Russell

Starring Adam La Rosa, George Iskander, Tim Constantine, Alexis Watt, Michael Shanahan, Lloyd Bissell, Clare Pickering, Thomas Petrakos, Sam Ludeman, Karla Hillam

Skinford

As an experienced flipper, Jimmy “Skinny” Skinford knows the protocol all too well. Having said that, being kidnapped and forced to dig your own grave will spanner the nicest of deals in the sharpest of ways.

Directed by Nik Kacevski

Written by Nik Kacevski and Tess Meyer

Produced by George Kacevski, Tess Meyer
and Enzo Tedeschi

Starring Joshua Brennan, Charlotte Best, Coco Jack Gillies, Kaitlyn Boyé, Joshua Morton, Roger Sciberras, Ric Herbert, Georgia Scott, Diana Popovska

Subject 36

The story of a woman who studies strangers obsessively, until one of her subjects changes everything.

Directed, Written & Produced by Alexander Lorian

Starring Kassandra Anne Smith,
Matthew Nicholas Phillips

Tarnation

When Oscar’s dreams of becoming a rockstar are brutally crushed her boyfriend leaves (taking the cat and sofa with him) forcing Oscar to reflect on her life. Oscar hits the road with her roommate Rain, Rain’s fiancé Bo, and Bo’s hot cousin, Wilmer, to recuperate at a cozy cabin in the woods.

Written & Directed by Daniel Armstrong

Produced by Daniel Armstrong, Tess Russell

Starring Daisy Masterman, Emma Louise Wilson,
Danae Swinburne, Blake Waldron, Joshua Diaz,
Mitchell Brotz, Sean McIntyre

That's Not Me

That’s Not Me follows Polly, an actress whose dreams of making it big are comically shattered when her identical twin sister Amy lands the lead role in an HBO show. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly decides to use her sister’s celebrity for her own advantage – free clothes, free booze, casual sex… with hilarious and disastrous consequences for them both.

Directed by Gregory Erdstein

Written by Gregory Erdstein and Alice Foulcher

Starring Alice Foulcher, Isabel Lucas, Belinda Misevski, Rowan Davie, Andrew O’Keefe, Andrew Gilbert, Steve Mouzakis, Benjamin Rigby, Arthur Angel

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