Suburbia is another great short film from Australia, althought it perhaps owes a lot to a scene from the feature film Elephant by Gus Van Sant, about a mass high school shooting. In Suburbia, also inspired by a real event, it is a normal weekday when a man and his girlfriend are visiting a florists. However, when the man thinks he hears shots being fired, he cannot help but seek to find the cause.
The Ride is a comical romantic drama from Australian filmmaker Timothy Melville. Forgoing the hit-and-miss festival route, Melville decided to put his great short film online straight away instead. In The Ride we find a man waiting by his car for his mates to return when his ex-lover passes by. As they talk about old time the man seems nervous. But is there another reason for his nerves? If you like The Ride, be sure to share it with your friends!
False Start (Faux Depart) by Shekhar Bassi was a finalist in the 7th FILMSshort competition. It is darkly comic drama about two men, Fahim and Haashid, two illegal immigrants who are hoping to cross the English Channel to get from France to England. However, their plans are thrown into disarray by Haashid's personal agenda. It is filmed all in one shot to make it feel more real, making their plight heartbreaking and funny. If you like it be sure to share it!
The Grand Winner of the amazingly high quality 7th FILMSshort comptition, the comic animation Dji. Death Fails was created by the Moldovan animation studio "Simpals". Dji is an unusual manifestation of Death, who does not seem terribly good at his job and suffers from bad luck. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying trucker, but that seems to be easier said than done!