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Lido Cinemas

Short Films

We’re presenting a stacked lineup of the best and brightest shorts made in Naarm. Come and meet local voices on the cutting edge with films that capture the time, place and mood of genre cinema now.

A LIE IN WAIT
Director Edvard Christie • 19 min
Asked to house-sit while the owners are away, Paul Syndle arrives to find Ken and Trudy Finch still home, having missed the last bus of the day.

INFLUENCE
Director Nick Vidler • 17 min
A segregated Christian cult and the world of internet fame collide when Abigail Aberdeen is told to make videos for God’s eyes only.

LITHIUM
Director Erin McMahon • 12 min
A young woman depends on her partner for happiness. As her mental stability wavers, their relationship strains and loneliness take a hold.

RAGDOLL
Director Alexander Zachary Hodge • 11 min
Lucy drags Max to a nightclub to test the waters of their relationship and get him out of his comfort zone. As they settle in, however, Max is hit with a desire that comes from an unexpected place.

ROAD TO SATURN
Director Callum Thomas • 16 min
After the world falls to a mysterious form of contagious dementia, an evacuating couple in rural Australia must decide whether to leave their sick friend behind or risk their own safety to save her.

TORC
Director Joe Winkler • 10 min
In an effort to make rent, a young woman takes a job at an experimental mental health clinic.

Rating

Unclassified 18+

Country

Australia

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CHIFF: Extinction

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CHIFF: Christmas on Cobbler Street

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CHIFF: My Freaky Family

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CHIFF: Popular Theory

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CHIFF: A Cat's Life

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