Wild at Heart and Weird on Top
Midnight movies and cult cinema are a key part of film history. This selection of shorts draw on horror, surrealism, underground cinema and a general open-mouthed all-out craziness.
Director Sari Braithwaite
When the 1969 Sydney Film Festival attempts to programme a Swedish film that the censors believe contains actual sex, a scandal erupts.
Director Simon Cartwright
Glen attends a primal scream therapy session to tap into his masculine side. But surrounded by wailing men, he finds he cannot make a sound.
Directors Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
A man’s life is chronicled through the loss of his teeth.
Director Bruno Tondeur
An intergalactic mission to discover a new intelligent species finds an astronaut undergoing severe mental and physical strain.
Director Jörg Weidner
An enlightening account of the movement for the liberation from repressive sexual morals, which was lead by the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich.
Director Nina Gantz
Edmond goes on a reverse journey through his life, revisiting every defining moment in order to locate the origins of his desires.
Edmond is nominated for the Short Film Award.
Director Erin Vassilopoulos
A stranger passing through town sparks a young girl’s desire to distinguish herself from her identical twin sister.
Director Oscar Oldershaw
A low road to heaven and a high road to hell. The perfect trip!
Lesley the Pony has an A+ Day!
Director Christian Larrave
Lesley has fun-filled adventures in the town of Merryville with his friend The Duke.
Director Charlie Lyne
In 1991, Rolfe Kanefsky released his self-aware horror film, There’s Nothing Out There. Five years later, Wes Craven released Scream.
Director Prano Bailey-Bond
12-year-old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his father.
Total running time 107 mins