• 'Molly & Cara' by writer/director Miley Tunnecliffe. (SBS)Source: SBS
Over three nights, SBS brings you 14 short films looking at the diverse, moving and sometimes hilarious lives of Australians.
By
Anthony Morris

14 Sep 2019 - 9:07 AM  UPDATED 16 Sep 2019 - 9:38 AM

Welcome to Day 2 of the inaugural SBS Short Film Festival – the cutting-edge film festival you can watch from your couch. Four scripted and 10 non-scripted short-form productions dropping exclusively at SBS On Demand over three days, celebrate diversity and the short film form.

Featuring Australian creatives from communities that are underrepresented on our screens, the opening night includes Out of Range, starring Australian actor and TV Week Logie nominee Aaron Pedersen. 

SBS Short Film Festival program: Day 1, Friday 13 September
Over three nights, SBS brings you 14 short films looking at the diverse, moving and sometimes hilarious lives of Australians.

A partnership between SBS and five Australian screen agencies – Film Victoria, Screen Queensland, Screenwest, South Australian Film Corporation and Screen Tasmania – brings these short films to audiences. It’s a festival that’s truly national in scope. 

Running from 13­–15 September, here’s what you can expect on Day 2: Saturday 14 September.

Molly & Cara

Written and directed by Miley Tunnecliffe

Forced together thanks to a government scheme paring off pensioners and students in affordable housing, Aboriginal uni student Cara (Rarriwuy Hick) and elderly crank Molly (Lynette Curran) are the odd couple cranked up to 11. But with nowhere else to go, they somehow need to find a way to get past their differences and make their living arrangements work. 

Deafinition

By Nicole Miller and Paul Vagnarelli

A first-hand look at the life of Paul and his daily experiences as someone who is profoundly deaf. Social interactions, the joys and challenges of communication, everything that makes up his life as he lives it – Deafinition shows it all with humour, heart and honesty.

Monsters of Many Worlds

By director and co-writer Madeleine Dyer and co-writer and producer Daniel Mulvihill

Three women each tell their own scary story of monsters from their own cultures. While their backgrounds may be diverse, it turns out their stories (told with a mixture of live action and animation) have more in common than you might think. 

Sidelines

Directed by Eliya Cohen. Produced by Eliya Cohen, Paul Moran, Mark Thompson, and Alicia Rackett 

Best mates and Hobart residents Shaun and Zac have finally achieved their dream of setting up their own cricket team. There’s still plenty of struggles ahead; just getting enough players to field a full team is a challenge and costs are always a worry. But when they turn to the local migrant community, they forge new friendships.

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