Heart Beats: Short Film Program Ages 15+

10.15AM Sat 12 Oct 2019 (1hr 8mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

BIFF’s program of short films celebrates the unique craft of short-form filmmaking — a platform for emerging filmmakers that delicately balances the nuanced skill of storytelling and visual language, with imagination the only limitation. QAGOMA is thrilled to present its inaugural BIFF Short Film Awards in 2019, including the Screen Queensland Short Film Award for Queensland-made shorts, with the goal of discovering and supporting the next generation of Queensland’s creative talent.

Bus Stop

A lost soul is given a chance for redemption at a local bus stop in this evocative short film.

Room 264

A woman arrives in an unfamiliar environment and reflects on how she got to be there, using movement to express her emotions.

An Athlete Wrestling a Python

A filmmaker is frustrated when her family and boyfriend fail to understand her as she strives to finish her production.

Red Watch

In this snappy spoken-word short film saturated in primary colours, a woman recites an unrequited goodbye to her ex-boyfriend's red watch.

Here There Be Monsters

A young girl trying to escape incessant bullying falls asleep on the bus ride home. She wakes up trapped at an empty bus yard with something lurking outside – something big.

Backpedal

A young woman laments her teen years, her home town and the death of a friend in this visually surreal mosaic, adapted from renowned American spoken-word poet Olivia Gatwood’s poem of the same name.

All Good Things

Road trips usually signify a beginning, but for Isaac and his partner Levi, this is their last chance to spend time together before they part ways.

CREDITS

BUS STOP

10 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: BENJAMIN SOUTHWELL / SCRIPTWRITERS: IAN LUDWICK, MARTIN INGLE / PRODUCER: IAN LUDWICK / CAST: AARON FA'ASO /  SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

ROOM 264

4 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: BRODIE MAY ROWLANDS / SCRIPTWRITER: BRODIE MAY ROWLANDS / PRODUCER: BRODIE MAY ROWLANDS / CAST: NA AN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

AN ATHLETE WRESTLING A PYTHON

17 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: STEPHANIE JANE DAY / SCRIPTWRITER: STEPHANIE JANE DAY / PRODUCERS: JAMES ROBERT WOODS, STEPHANIE JANE DAY / CAST: JOSEPHINE STARTE, TOM ANSON MESKER, ANTHONY PHELAN, GEORGIA WILKINSON DERUMS, JULIAN RAMUNDI / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

RED WATCH

4 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DAVID KENNEDY / SCRIPTWRITER: KYLA KENNEDY / PRODUCER: CINDY WATHEN-KENNEDY / CAST: KYLA KENNEDY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

HERE THERE BE MONSTERS

14 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DREW MACDONALD / SCRIPTWRITER: DREW MACDONALD / PRODUCER: STEVE GEDDES / CAST: SAVANNAH FORAN-MCDANIEL / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

BACKPEDAL

5 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DANI PEARCE / SCRIPTWRITER: DANI PEARCE / PRODUCER: SARAH NICHOLS / CAST: BRENNA HARDING, MICHAEL SHEASBY, TOM WILSON, JOSH MCELROY, ANNI FINSTERER / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

ALL GOOD THINGS

13 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: SIMON CROKER / SCRIPTWRITERS: SIMON CROKER, JORY ANAST / PRODUCERS: LINUS GIBSON / CAST: JOE KLOCEK, JAYDEN BYRNE, LAURENCE COY, AMANDA STEPHENS-LEE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP