Shorts01 - Creative lives (2021)

  • Shorts Collection
  • 1h 48m


The power of art to make worlds come into being

Making Worlds Otherwise | 2020 | 28 min.

Directors: Paul Gurrumuruwuy, Jennifer Deger, Enid Guruŋulmiwuy, Warren Balpatji, Meredith Balanydjarrk, James Ganambarr, Kayleen Djingadjingawuy, Victoria Baskin Coffey, Sebastian Lowe

An exuberant experiment in the ethnographic art of remix that gives new form to Miyarrka Media’s project of yuṯa, or new, anthropology. Sound, images, colour, light, and deeply felt patterns of kinship and connection are used to draw once separate worlds into relationship. Rather than explaining Yolngu aesthetics, this work sets it alight on the screen.

Competing for the RAI & Marsh Short Film Prize

The Daring Young Girl on the Flying Trapeze | 2020 | 27 min.

Director: Nina Ross

Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and a prognosis not to live beyond her twenties, the now 65-year-old artist Nancy Willis invites us into her world and opens up about vulnerability, self-exploration, family and maternity. A remarkable story of a woman who refuses to be broken by society’s limited expectations of her.

Competing for the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize

Nobody’s Metaphor | 2020 | 30 min.

Director: Remigiusz Sowa

Four young women experiment with using an unusual combination of fencing and poetry to challenge stereotypes and define themselves without the weight of anyone else’s expectations.

Competing for the RAI & Marsh Short Film Prize

IntranQu’îllités | 2019 | 20 min.

Director: Edward Owles

Lyrically narrated by award-winning Haitian poet James Noël, IntranQu’îllités interweaves the work of several Haitian artists who want to redefine how their nation is perceived. The film explores the role of art in society and the timeless importance of creativity.

Competing for the RAI & Marsh Short Film Prize

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Australia, United Kingdom, Haiti