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.

A Field Guide To Being A 12-Year-Old Girl

This is a film about 12-year-old girls, made by 12-year-old girls, for 12-year-old girls, or anyone that has been a 12-year-old girl, or will be a 12-year-old girl, or wishes they were a 12-year-old girl.

A Restless Peace

Australian photographer Stephen Dupont has a fascination with disappearing worlds and, more particularly, with death. In witnessing his mother’s death, he asks himself, “How far should I take it?”.

Alfred J Hemlock

When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock.


Chan is a Chinese factory worker who lives alone. Every night, she suffers from horrific nightmares involving the woman in the apartment next door, a Japanese office lady.

Beware of the Sad Man

A man battling depression is faced with a happy-go-lucky acquaintance, whose attempts at cheering him up don't seem to be making any difference.

Boys Don't Cry

BOYS DON’T CRY deep dives into the collective experience surrounding mental health in adolescent males, demonstrating how hard boys find it to talk about their feelings and gain support.


Gert’s a weirdo. She’s an outcast at school, questions her sexuality, and loathes her confident little sister. To make things worse – Gert’s Mum has decided, since leaving her husband, that she’d like to have a girlfriend.

House Guests

A couple’s weekend away quickly escalates into horror after they’re greeted by their lonely, eccentric host Tracy.

Nursed Back

A Nurse deals with the loss of a patient through narrative dance, exploring how people deal with grief in unconventional ways.

One Second

A couple's life is sent into turmoil when their daughter goes missing.

Remembering Agatha

Agatha is in a domestic quagmire as a mother of two and wife to angry wolf-man, Robert. Discovering a portal through the dishwasher into the forest of her childhood, Agatha's child-self reminds her of forgotten joy and innocence.

Ride The Dragon

Morgonn Lea lives in a multidimensional reality of her past and present lives. Her anxieties trail her and threaten her wellbeing and relationships. To be truly free she must conquer a repeating life lesson and master her inner dragon.


In an Australian post-apocalyptic refugee camp, a young girl struggles to build a hot air balloon, so that she and her younger brother can search for their parents.


After fleeing war torn Afghanistan with his father, Sayed adjusts to the resettlement in his new community.

The Association

New to town, Joanne receives a mysterious invitation to local women’s group The Association. Spooked by her initial reception, The Association soon descends into chaos when their major project is revealed.

The Legacy

On Jake’s seventh birthday, dark family secrets begin to unravel after the arrival of a most unlikely gift.

The Nanny

A normal day for a nanny and her child carries a sense of unease. As the day goes by, a story of obsession and desperation unfolds.