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2015 PROGRAM 

LAST CAB TO DARWIN - Free Gala Screening for International Day of People with Disability

Join us for a FREE accessible screening of this great new Australian film to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on the 3rd of December 2015. 

The screening includes access services such as open captions, open audio descriptions, Auslan interpreter, wheelchair access and wheelchair seating. The event also includes free popcorn, speeches and entertainment. 

This screening is primarily for people with a disability who can benefit from the access services provided, and their family, carers and community. However it is open to anyone. 

Bookings are essential to guarantee your seat and request specific access services. To book, email bookings@thefestivalists.com or call 02 9550 2266. 

Last Cab to Darwin follows Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver who has spent his life avoiding getting close to people. One day, he discovers he is dying of stomach cancer. He decides to leave his home alone and drive 3,000kms across the continent to Darwin. On this epic journey he does things and meets people who inspire him to re-evaluate his life.

"A gem of a film" - Sydney Morning Herald  

THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER 6:00PM
EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE ST
505-525 George St, Sydney  

PAPER PLANES + FAMILY FRIENDLY SHORT FILM PROGRAMME 
Access All Areas aims to offer as much flexibility with programming as possible. Some venues will be screening family friendly feature film Paper Planes and a selection of short films from our great Australian short programme.  Other venues will simply screen a selection of their favourite films.  Paper Planes is a delightful family friendly film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his dream of competing in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.  








2015 Shorts Programme

Bunny New Girl 
Natalie van de Dungen, 6 mins 
7 year old Annabelle arrives for her first day at a new school wearing a home made rabbit mask. And despite the gentle reassurance of kindly teacher, Mr Borbidge, her classmates are soon wondering what it is she's hiding.  When the class bully exposes her secret, it takes the empathy of a new friend to give her the courage to be seen, just the way she is.  

COOKIN WITH FIRE
Joel Best, 1 min
A pirate cooking with fire creates surprising results.

DANCING WITH GENE KELLY 
Katharine Rogers, 5 mins 
It's 1982 and six year old Eliza dreams of dancing with legendary film star Gene Kelly.
 

THE DUCK
Simon Cottee, 9 mins
A duck hopelessly in love with a rock who can never love him back must take action before his heart breaks. 

HIGH TIDE
Kimberely West, 10 mins
It's an optimal night for fishing, but as Jamie, his dad, and his best friend get ready to set out on the open water, Jamie leaves that Trudy, his crush, has agreed to go to the movies with him.  Faced with a tough decision Jamie figures out a way to do both. 

LE TOUR
James Hazael, 3 mins Monaco 1930s. Two mis-matched competitors duel for the finish and the cheuered flag, but a pitstop event changes the outcome.  

LOVE BITES
Jonathon Iskov, 3 mins
Cecil the mantis goes on his first date. 


 

ONE STEP AHEAD
Danika Catchpole & Claudia Jakubowski, 4 mins
Nick is an emerging sky pirate with a big ambition to collect more treasure than any other pirate. 

ODDBOTS 
Kate Muffet, 3 mins
Oddbots is a short film about a lonely lamplighter looking for purpose in a desolate robot city.  

THE VISITORS  
Philip Watts, 1 min
A man's home is his castle but not for long. 
 

THE WITCHING HOUR 
Carl Firth, 9 mins
When the clock strikes midnight, a mysterious world comes into existence. A few unfortunate people get swept up in its mayhem, and must try to survive the night. 
 

ARCHIVE - 2014 PROGRAM

Tracks + Family-Friendly Short Film Program


In 2014, our cinema screenings will include Tracks, a film based on the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 2,700km of stunning Australian outback.

 

With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, Robyn embarks on an inspiring and life changing journey of self-discovery, set against one of the wildest, most dangerous and most breathtaking backdrops on the planet.

 

 

Our Greater Sydney cinema screenings, and national school and community venue screenings, will also feature eight of the best new Australian short films in an accessible program that has something for everyone. In 2014 the program will include playful titles such as Bless You, Jacob Fights Giants, and School Friends. These ‘shorts’ will delight film lovers of all ages. Further info on the individual films can be found below.

Click here to download the family-friendly short film program in Word Document or PDF.

 

 

Barbouillageville
Declan Byrne, 6 min 28 sec

Two rival painters- one blue, one yellow- compete to paint the hitherto white city of Barbouillageville.


Bless You
Phillip Watts, 1 min, 30 sec

A god-like architect gets bored of the city that he's created and unleashes a dinosaur to wreak havoc on the city's inhabitants.


Jacob Fights Giants
Simon Toy and Janelle Rayner, 14 min 45 sec

When Stephanie is forced to move to the country, she must decide whether or not to join her annoying neighbour Jacob in his never-ending battle against the terrible Giants that live in the forest.


My Country
Jelena Sinik and Ralph Stevenson, 3 min 

The narrator's love of Australia is the central focus of this short film. He describes the country's different landscapes, natural features, and wildlife while artistic and creative visuals are shown. He displays the country's uniqueness and explains how his heart will forever belong to Australia.


School Friends
Jongsu Oh, 1.55 minutes.

Two hungry stuednts sit next to a greedy and indulgent student at lunch. The students become jealous of the lethargic overeater, and play tricks on him to ensure he does not enjoy his lunch.


South By Scooter
Max Piantoni, 6 min

South By Scooter follows an ambitous young man as he attempts to mount an expedition to the South Pole entirely within the spare room of his house. Using only the tools that he has at hand, and a whole lot of imagination, our hero sets out into the unknown.


The Gallant Captain
Graeme Base and Katrina Mathers, 8 min 8 sec

When Will discovers a box of memories in his father's wardrobe, he embarks on a fantastic seafaring voyage. With his trusty first mate Cat in tow, Will's vivid imagination begins to unravel. Faced with certain peril, Will must learn to become The Gallant Captain.


The Amber Amulet
Matthew Moore, 22 min

The Masked Avenger can make things happen. This is the story of a superhero, a beagle, an amulet made of amber, and the potential that is locked inside all of us.