RFF Shorts in partnership with Festival X
November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No longer accepting bookings for this event
Join our panellists of industry experts, Director David Caesar, Producer Scott Hartley, Actress Rachael Blake, and Cinematographer Don McAlpine, providing feedback from their area of expertise on the full RFF Short film program. This year’s RFF shorts program is in partnership with Festival X.
|WESTPAC – AYMON’S RESCUE STORY
A casual surf at his favourite break turned to tragedy for Aymon Gow when a wipeout onto a sandbank left him conscious but unable to move.
Director: Andy Grieve
|TMC – A SHORT FILM ON MOVEMENT
The documentary follows the story of Rod Cooper, the owner and head teacher of The Movement Collective in Newcastle.
Director: Peter Danks
A local conservationist saves an unwanted swarm of bees from extermination using his gift; the ability to communicate with honeybees.
Directors: Samantha Marlowe and Frances Elliott
|SHE STARTS – EPISODE 1
She Starts is an intimate insight into the lives of four visionary female founders as they navigate the first six months of the startup journey.
Director: Rachel Storey
‘It All Comes Back To You’. Simple stories showcasing a local community organisation doing their bit to make our region cleaner and greener.
Director: Jason Van Genderen
Story of a woman athlete from Iran who is trying to get back on the field after her accident and also faces deprivation because she does not agree to compete with hijab in international events. Director: Saeed Mayahy
|SHE STARTS – EPISODE 2
Do they have what it takes to secure funding and scale their businesses? And can they push through their fears to step into the spotlight?
Director: Rachel Storey
A short documentary about the beauty of natural fabrics.
Director: Isobel MacLean
|TOMAREE: AN ANCIENT SUMMIT
A journey through Tomaree National park exploring, educational messages, intriguing stories and the surreal beauty of the famed location like never before. Director: Lachlan Carney
|LIVES IN ACTION
Hear from six Australians challenging the intersecting barriers of disability and ethnicity.
Directors: Lillian Paterson & Hawanatu Bangura
|OUT ON THE STREETS
For the estimated 40% of homeless youth in America who identify as LGBTQI, embracing their true identity often meant that they must also struggle to live on the streets. Director: John Haley
|THE ELOQUENCE OF NATURE
Discover a local talent in the Maitland art scene, as she interweaves her personal creativity and environmental inspirations to produce works of art that demands to be seen to be believed. Director: Anahli Nailagoliva
|STORY OF LT CREEK
The hidden beauty right on our back door step that used to be a clearwater paradise. Director: Anna Hayes
|THIS IS FOR YOU
This is for You is about a community coming together to help a family battling childhood cancer. People run 150km over 5 days from Seal Rocks to Dudley, to help raise funds for a family. Director: Emma Audet