Five shorts by local Melbourne filmmakers make up the programmed package of short films that will be screened at MIFF Shorts at Fed Square during March and April 2017. All the films that will be screened are all popular previous participants in the Melbourne International Film Festival, having all been screened at the film festival in either 2015 or 2016.
Presented in partnership with Federation Square, the program of short films showing for free will run for 60 minutes on the Big Screen in the plaza at Fed Square from 12pm till 1pm every Wednesday during March and from 5pm till 6pm every Thursday during April.
Directors - Ian Tran, Rachel Morssink Producers - Tessa Mansfield-Hung, Ian Tran Synopsis: The story of Melbourne icon Nick Tsiligiris and the hot jam doughnuts he makes at Footscray train station. Duration: 9 minutes
Big City (MIFF 2016)
Director - Jordan Bond, Lachlan Ryan Producer - Jarrod Theodore Synopsis: A lonely taxi driver working the late shift is befriended by one of his passengers.
Duration: 9 minutes
Family Holiday (MIFF 2015)
Director - Ted Wilson
Producer - Tom Graham
Synopsis: A family goes on holiday. They are a family on a holiday.
Duration: 6 minutes
Sweat (MIFF 2015)
Director - Rodd Rathjen
Producer - Robbie McEwan
Synopsis: Colin Friels plays a farmer trying to keep up with his younger and more technologically advanced neighbour. Direct Rodd Rathjen won the 2013 MIFF Best Australian Short Award.
Duration: 11 minutes
Ernie Biscuit (MIFF 2015)
Director - Adam Elliot
Producer - Adam Elliot
Synopsis: Oscar-winner Adam Elliot's Claymation about a Parisian taxidermist who travels to Australia with his pet duck.
Duration: 21 minutes