DRAMA CATEGORY OPEN FOR VOTING!

Our short film competition - #SocialShorts presented by MINI - is back bigger and better in this its fifth year, giving you a chance to vote for top Australian short films as they go head-to-head to win in three categories - Comedy, Drama and Open - over two weeks of great viewing.

Now is your chance to join the search for Australia’s top new filmmakers as they make their mark via #SocialShorts.

To vote for your favourites, watch and like the participating short films on the #SocialShorts website, then share on social media to spread the word.

Hurry, voting closes at midnight on Sunday 28 July!

By voting you can also go into the draw to win a double pass to the 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Ceremony and Official After Party.

Ambulance

A woman recalls the ordinary events of a day forever bookmarked in time by the premature death of her brother.

Andromeda

When an Andromeda android is given a heart, she must struggle against a deadly force to find what it means to be truly alive.

Birdie

On a bright, ordinary day a woman walks alone to the train station. She smiles at a young man on the stairs to the underground platform. He smiles back. With the smallest of gestures, the woman is caught in a subtle and sinister game.

Busting Out The Bells

To surprise their parents just in time for Christmas, Jason and Kate must break the rules, but realising that they are slowly losing their grandfather means that Christmas will never be the same again.

Concern for Welfare

Ali is a gay Lebanese probationary constable, kicking against her Muslim brother’s controlling behaviour. When she discovers the body of an elderly man who died alone and unnoticed, she realises the value of a loving, although misguided, family.

Daily Bread

In a WWII internment camp in Indonesia, Jeanne and a group of Dutch women and children face daily abuse, disease and starvation. Meanwhile, the Camp Commandant's beloved white fluffy cat is fed fresh juicy meat...

Djali

An ex-dancer moves back to his home town to recover from a knee injury and handle the death of his mother. An unexpected visit from his brother causes him to confront his depression in the Australian bush.

First Day

It’s Hannah’s first day of high school. It's also the first day she’ll wear a girl’s school uniform and go by her chosen name rather than the boy’s name she was given at birth.

Fitting

Inside a lingerie fitting room, two strangers - a customer who has recently undergone a mastectomy and a bra fitter - are bound on a mission to find a bra that works.

Grace

A teenage girl living in an extreme Christian sect is driven into psychological turmoil by her Elders when she strikes up an innocent relationship with a boy.

Interview

A car accident. A death. The resulting police interview. Is Dean a victim of tragic events or is something darker beneath the surface?

Joy Boy

Based on a true story, Joy Boy is a moving and fractured retelling of the defining moments in the life of a young gay man, Jonny, caught between his conservative family, an evangelical church and his emergent sexuality. 

MUTT

Along the desolate land of the South Australian river, a young girl struggles to find meaning in the wake of her Mother’s chosen death by helping others to do the same.

My Boy Oleg

A stage production brings a Ukrainian actress to Melbourne but her after-show antics reveal the real reason she's in the city: to search for her son's biological father. She knows almost nothing aboue man. Only his first name and his race.

Regime

REGIME follows the daily regime of Leila, a 30-year-old Syrian Woman, during Syria's brutal civil war.

Shakespeare In Tokyo

A man with Down Syndrome takes off on a solo adventure to discover Tokyo, in order to prove to his overbearing brother that he's capable of living independently.

SubRosa

After hiding the deterioration of her husband’s heath from her family and friends, Rosa is forced to make a difficult decision.

Summer's Day

Summer is 11-years old and she’s just got her period for the first time. Without a mother to guide her, she navigates becoming a woman, and her body image troubles, with the help of her best friend Mackenzie.

The Birth of Venus

After the death of her daughter, Brigid is overwhelmed by memories and visions, inspiring a journey through her past and present to redefine her position as a woman and mother in a patriarchal society.

The Morning After

A backpacker wakes at dawn in a rice paddy field outside Siem Reap, Cambodia with no idea how he got there, what happened the night before - or where his girlfriend is.

The Story

A man recalls and reflects on the time he witnessed an emergency situation.

The Veil

A young Australian Middle Eastern girl suffers an horrific attack to her face for allegedly dishonouring her family.

Their Promise

A father battles the demons of PTSD after serving in Somalia during the battle of Mogadishu 1993. The only thing that can save him now is his daughter.

Water

Set in 2047, with strict population controls in place, heavily pregnant Layla manages to evade authorities but finds herself stranded on a dry salt lake with little water.