Fresh comedy, well observed documentary, heartfelt and light-hearted dramas. This curated selection of web series is a refreshing look at short-form storytelling, from some of Australia’s most talented producers. Discover new series all in the one place and then go home and binge your favourites.
Finalists screening in competition:
FRESH! – The staff of a Melbourne fresh food market struggle to keep things professional in a world where businesses are family-run, bargains are bellowed in several languages, and no one gets served without first winning an elbow fight.
Freudian Slip is a comedy web series that uses Freud’s theory of the split self to externalise internal dilemmas around love, sex and pooping
Stage Mums – Shaz and Trace are besties with super talented quadruple threat teenage daughters, Shenaya and Abcde. They tackle all the important issues: pretentious kids, obnoxious parents, eisteddfods, social media, dodgy castings and Sav Blanc.
The Actress Diaries is a Vancouver-based mockumentary that follows the misadventures of two aspiring actors in pursuit of a dream career in competitive Hollywood North.
The Streets Barber Stories tells personal stories from people who are rarely spoken to or thought about by most in the community. Nasir Sobhani, commonly known as The Streets Barber, goes around Melbourne performing a simple act of charity, by giving those in need a ‘fresh start’ by cutting their hair for free.
Two Weeks – Can you fall back in love with someone who once broke your heart? After reconnecting with her ex-girlfriend on a dating app, Audrey throws caution to the wind by giving Claire a second chance.
Saturday 13 April, 4pm – Cinema 1, HOTA