Finalists in the 2023 Fleurieu Film Festival have been announced ahead of the awards night on Saturday 4 February.
Tickets are available now to a screening of all finalist short films, with great local food and wine among the vines at the picturesque McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitors Centre. Plus performances by City of Onkaparinga Concert Band and local folk duo The Yearlings on the lawns, followed by the finalist shorts, and wrapping up with the announcement of the winning films. Purchase your tickets now!
See below for the full list of finalists.
2023 Fleurieu Film Festival Finalists
The Love We Lost
Directed by Jon-Luc d’Lima
Produced by Amy Rose Hancock
Two sisters, disconnected by grief, struggle to establish a new family unit in the wake of their father’s death.
In the Present
Directed by Ryan Nash
Produced by Daniel Franzon
An unnamed gift arrives and the lazy Ben can’t resist his curiosity, despite the warning of his sensible roommate, Bill.
Directed by Nick Crowhurst
Produced by Jasmin Watkins
A bereft husband unwittingly invites a stranger to collect unwanted junk from his house, little does he know how close they truly are.
Directed by Dante Julian Niedzwiedz
Produced by Benjamin Raschella
On an isolated property, a farmer comes across the last thing he wants to see – a superhero.
Directed and Produced by Samuel Chen
In precarious proximity to the pace of a nearby road, is a short yet intimate glimpse into the life of a Heath Goanna
All Is Well
Directed by Shuying Liu
Produced by Wei Gao
A young Chinese-Australian couple living in South Australia go about their Lunar New Year preparations against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
If I Were A Carpenter
Directed by Lawrence Cirocco
Produced by Georgia Cirocco
A young man nervously prepares to propose when things take a turn for the worst.
Loren Kate – Nobody Knows
Directed by Cailtin McDougall and Benjamin Dowie
Produced by Caitlin McDougall
SA, Music Video
A mother reassures her daughter to hold on through the tough times in life.
A Queen of Hearts
Directed and Produced by Noemi Nesslauer and Poppy Weir
SA, School Drama
The gift of friendship is a precious thing. Letting go is difficult.
Directed and Produced by Angus Rawson
A struggling artist is reminded of their talent by a rubbish collector and decides to focus their efforts on creating a piece as a gift rather than trying to live up to their expectations of themselves.
The Art of Autism
Directed and Produced by Isaac Doman
A young individual diagnosed with Autism, Michael has his own talents and sees the world in a different light.
Directed by Harrison ‘Rizz’ Thomas
Produced by Fastest Fox Films
SA, Youth Drama
Arriving at Selma Primary intent on a fresh start, old patterns re-emerge as William attempts to escape his troubled past.
Directed by David Roberts
Produced by Alexandra Short
Returning from his friend’s funeral, the protagonist is confronted with a gift left by his friend that triggers disturbing memories. Will he be able to confront the past or will he let it consume him?
Directed by Alexandra Short
Produced by Roisin Gleeson
As a psychiatrist is clocking off for the night, he is interrupted by an upset patient asking for days off his detention order.
Her Final Gift
Directed and produced by Daniel Clarke
The close-knit community of Kangaroo Island was left shattered after the death of a much-loved mother. A group continues her legacy – a unique art installation on the popular Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail.