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ZENITH brings to you a collection of rare and striking short films. Watch Palm d’Or winners or perhaps an unknown low-budget doco made in Mongolia. We showcase and support filmmakers of any gender, age, race, religion or culture. No one is outside our boundaries. Come join our community and if you’re lucky, Brad Pitt may even watch your short (we’re working on this).


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Film of the Week


Paper Rounds


This clever mockumentary, written, filmed and edited in just 24 hours, follows 22 year old Keith, a newspaper-roller-delivery-expert, who just loves his job. “I go to sleep excited. I am excited to hear the alarm, and I think that’s something quite special.” So do we Keith, so do we.



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This week’s new crop

Discover fresh new talent, stories & ideas

Title
Director
Genre
Country
29
Stone Cars

Reinaldo Marcus Green

Drama
South Africa/US
13:58
Stone Cars

Reinaldo Marcus Green


Drama, South Africa/US
(2014)
28
One Year Lease

Brian Bolster

Comedy/Documentary
US
10:56
One Year Lease

Brian Bolster


Comedy/Documentary, US
(2014)
Brian, Thomas and cat Casper (the ghost) move into an apartment in NYC with an overbearing, eccentric landlord who literally won't stop calling them...
27
Fairy Tales

Rongfei Guo

Documentary
China/US
29:12
Fairy Tales

Rongfei Guo


Documentary, China/US
(2015)
Internet celebrity, Fairy "Coco Chanel" Wang, a young girl growing up in rural China, creates "high-end" fashion out of rubbish, sticks and other materials found around her farmhouse.
26
Alice, Adelaide
Documentary
Australia
19:35
Alice, Adelaide

Novemba


Documentary, Australia
(2016)
Become acquainted with the Aussies who call the outback, between Alice Springs & Adelaide, their home.
25
After

Lukasz Konopa

Documentary
Poland/UK
06:42
After

Lukasz Konopa


Documentary, Poland/UK
(2012)
At the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial in Poland, the staff go about their mundane tasks as tourists take selfies in a place once filled with terror.
24
Void

Milad Alami & Aygul Bakanova

Thriller
Denmark
17:16
Void

Milad Alami & Aygul Bakanova


Thriller, Denmark
(2014)
On an overnight ferry, Daniel approaches a stranger with a very strange request.

Guest Curator

Celebrated industry personnel present their favourites from the Zenith library.

Becky Strong

Founder, Zenith

We launch our “Guest Curator” section off with Becky Strong, Zenith’s founder.

An incredible way to showcase the devastating affect Greece has experienced post-GFC. Instead of profiling people in poverty, the film cleverly uses the lack of advertisements/billboards in the city, to convey it's message. A beautiful, haunting, poetic film.

Instead of repeating the commonly told story of Auschwitz, AFTER decides to quietly observe a day in the life of the memorial. By observing rather than telling, the audience is invited to reflect upon the monstrosities that took place in their own way, which is often much more powerful.

With fantastic performances by Colia Vranici & Rabah Nait Oufella, this film beautifully questions humans responses to grief. It shows that often, how we deal with pain, is usually the key to overcoming it.

With the world currently experiencing the largest refugee crisis since World War 2, this film is incredibly relevant. Told repeatedly from each characters point of view, the film draws you deeply into their lives especially the progtagonists, who your heart bleeds for.

Title
Director
Genre
Country
19
Out of Frame

Yorgos Zois

Documentary
Greece
10:37
Out of Frame

Yorgos Zois


Documentary, Greece
(2012)
Post-global-financial crisis see's Greece's advertisement billboards void of any message...
25
After

Lukasz Konopa

Documentary
Poland/UK
06:42
After

Lukasz Konopa


Documentary, Poland/UK
(2012)
At the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial in Poland, the staff go about their mundane tasks as tourists take selfies in a place once filled with terror.
23
Honey is sweeter than blood

Colia Vranici

Drama
Switzerland
22:57
Honey is sweeter than blood

Colia Vranici


Drama, Switzerland
(2014)
Lucia starts a tumultuous fling in order to distract herself from her grandfather's illness.
12
Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni

Drama
Denmark
12:54
Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni


Drama, Denmark
(2014)
A translator misinterprets an important message which severely impacts the safety of a woman and her child.

Cinémathèque

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Title
Director
Genre
Country
23
Honey is sweeter than blood

Colia Vranici

Drama
Switzerland
22:57
Honey is sweeter than blood

Colia Vranici


Drama, Switzerland
(2014)
Lucia starts a tumultuous fling in order to distract herself from her grandfather's illness.
22
Pink Boy
Documentary
United States
14:50
Pink Boy

Eric Rockey


Documentary, United States
(2015)
Jeffrey, a young boy growing up in conservative rural Florida, strives to defy gender boundaries.
21
Snow
Experimental
Sweden
10:02
Snow

Richard Dinter


Experimental , Sweden
(2016)
A mother and son drive through heavy snow in order to say goodbye.
20
Love comes later

Sonejuhi Sinha

Drama
US/India
10:53
Love comes later

Sonejuhi Sinha


Drama, US/India
(2015)
An unexpected discovery forces immigrant Riz, a motel employee, to make a life changing decision.
19
Out of Frame

Yorgos Zois

Documentary
Greece
10:37
Out of Frame

Yorgos Zois


Documentary, Greece
(2012)
Post-global-financial crisis see's Greece's advertisement billboards void of any message...
18
Rastløs

Asger Krøjer Kallesøe

Drama
Denmark
28:35
Rastløs

Asger Krøjer Kallesøe


Drama, Denmark
(2015)
Tinna, a recovering addict, tries desperately to free her son of his ongoing-addiction.
17
Léthé
Experimental
UK/France
12:04
Léthé

Harald Hutter


Experimental, UK/France
(2014)
Gabriel finds himself on a bewildering trip of past memories... unsure of where he fits into the story.
16
Thirteen Blue

Jacqueline Lentzou

Drama
Greece
17:51
Thirteen Blue

Jacqueline Lentzou


Drama, Greece
(2012)
Greece, summer, a young girl learns the hard way that she has to become independent from her family.
15
The lemon syndrome

Jeremy Rosenstein & Kaspar Schiltknecht

Drama
France/Switzerland
21:20
The lemon syndrome

Jeremy Rosenstein & Kaspar Schiltknecht


Drama, France/Switzerland
(2014)
Florence and Etienne visit Florence’s father’s house. He has hung himself from a tree.
14
Good Hope

Kaspar Schiltknecht

Drama
Switzerland
19:09
Good Hope

Kaspar Schiltknecht


Drama, Switzerland
(2013)
Tamara is a free spirited 16 year old living trying to escape life in social communal housing.
13
Hotel 22

Elizabeth Lo

Documentary
US
08:39
Hotel 22

Elizabeth Lo


Documentary, US
(2014)
Every night, people from all walks of life catch the "Hotel 22" from San Fran to Palo Alto.
12
Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni

Drama
Denmark
12:54
Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni


Drama, Denmark
(2014)
A translator misinterprets an important message which severely impacts the safety of a woman and her child.
11
Patriot
Drama
UK
14:57
Patriot

Eva Riley


Drama, UK
(2015)
Racial tensions rise in a rural English town which leaves Hannah torn between her family and her new friend...
10
The little prince in the land that passes by

Carina Freire

Documentary
Switzerland
34:06
The little prince in the land that passes by

Carina Freire


Documentary, Switzerland
(2013)
Life for international star Stéphane Lambiel varies greatly depending on whether he is on, or off, the ice.
9
Ali 707
Drama
Australia
11:29
Ali 707

Hannah Moore


Drama, Australia
(2014)
Refugee #707 (or Ali) finds himself trapped in a detention centre in the Australian outback.
8
Occidente

Ana Vaz

Experimental
France
15:16
Occidente

Ana Vaz


Experimental, France
(2014)
An experimental view of how the surrounding natural environment has influenced human behaviours, practises and cultures.
7
Wonder Boy

Corrie Chen

Drama
Australia
14:55
Wonder Boy

Corrie Chen


Drama , Australia
(2010)
A young Chinese boy tries desperately to assimilate into Australian culture.
6
Into the gloom
Documentary
Netherlands
17:00
Into the gloom

Frederic Klein


Documentary, Netherlands
(2012)
As artist Frederic Klein retreats into isolation will he come back the same man?
5
Versus Eternity

Michael Weber & Kani Marouf

Experimental
Germany
08:52
Versus Eternity

Michael Weber & Kani Marouf


Experimental, Germany
(2016)
A bizarre 3D trip through Mesopotamian art and monuments in an attempt to "immortalise" the cultures' ancient history.
4
Viaduc

Patrice Laliberté

Drama
Canada
19:34
Viaduc

Patrice Laliberté


Drama, Canada
(2015)
Matthieu hasn't seen his older brother for years, and now he is finally coming home...
3
Bloomers

Corrie Chen

Comedy
Australia
11:17
Bloomers

Corrie Chen


Comedy, Australia
(2014)
Late bloomer Stella desperately wants to fit in with the "popular" girls.
2
Paper Rounds
Comedy
Australia
05:39
Paper Rounds

Michael Sloane


Comedy, Australia
(2011)
Keith has found his purpose in life... a newspaper-roller-delivery-expert. "I'm doing your regular paper round, but I'm actually on rollerblades..."
1
La délogeuse
Drama
Switzerland
19:54
La délogeuse

Julien Rouyet


Drama, Switzerland
(2008)
Stéphanie desperately wants someone else's luxurious life.