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Powerhouse Late: Film

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Join us for Powerhouse Late: Film, a night all about short films presented in partnership with local industry networking group Emerge Film Networking.

Local filmmakers and film lovers are invited for an immersive night of art and short films. The night celebrates putting the smallest stories on the biggest screens with screenings of legendary contemporary shorts, a panel about the art of short film and Q&A session as well as networking with emerging filmmakers.

The evening will feature a program of AFTRS 50th Anniversary restored short films from their esteemed alumni. The selection includes works from the class of 1973 – Gillian Armstrong, Phillip Noyce and Chris Noonan – alongside impressive first forays into the medium by Ivan Sen, Jane Campion, Cate Shortland, Robert Connolly, Sue Brooks and Catriona McKenzie.



Why Not Both (2022), directed by Mansoor Noor
Right Here (2022),
directed by Claud Bailey
Peepin’ (2018),
directed by Paul Rhodes and Haein Kim
Set Times (2022),
directed by Frazer Bull-Clark
Hen (2022),
directed by Alice Tovey
Sunshine (2021),
directed by Martha Goddard
Atomic Love (2021),
directed by Imogen McCluskey
Radical Honesty (2022),
directed by Tin Pang

Voice Activated (2022), directed by Steve Anthopoulos
Creswick( 2017),
directed by Natalie Erika James
Birdie (2018),
directed by Shelly Lauman
Sushi Noh (2022),
directed by Jayden Rathsam Hua
Lost Boy (2020),
directed by Peter Skinner
Slash (2022),
directed by Kenny Foo
Substratum (2023),
directed by Harvey Abrahams

Theatrette 5–9pm
AFTRS 50th anniversary – alumni short films
Bulls (1973), directed by Chris Noonan
Caravan Park (1973), directed by Phillip Noyce
Joy (2000), directed by Cate Shortland
Mr Ikegami’s Flight (1995), directed by Robert Connolly
One Hundred A Day (1973), directed by Gillian Armstrong
The Drover’s Wife (1985), directed by Sue Brooks
The Third Note (1999), directed by Catriona McKenzie
Warm Strangers (1997), directed by Ivan Sen
Peel (1982), directed by Jane Campion

Balcony 5–9pm
Local music videos curated by Emerge Film Networking

6.30–8pm The Art of Short Film curated by Emerge Film Networking Sydney
Join moderator Jayden Rathsam Huafor a deep dive into making short films with directors Natalie Erika James (Creswick, Relic, Apartment 7A) and Shelly Lauman (Birdie, Woman Outside) and Producer Yingna Lu (Voice Activated, Tangles and Knots, The PMs Daughter).

8–9pm Industry speed networking with Emerge Film Networking.
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5–9pm DJ Astro Kidd

5–9pm Bar by Grifter

AUSLAN interpreters will be present at all speaking, panel and Q&A components. Please note, not all short films will screen with subtitles. Powerhouse Ultimo is an accessible venue.



On Gadigal land

Powerhouse Ultimo
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007

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Suitable for all ages; recommended 8+

21 September 2023


We encourage visitors with accessibility requirements to contact us via or (02) 9217 0222 for help in planning your visit. We accept Companion Cards.

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Artists / Creatives

Curator: Elliot Clifford, Bea Barbeau-Scurla
Program Producer: Sam Eacott

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