7.15pm Sun

Independent Cinema

Directed by Matt Garrick, Dixi Joy Bankier & Jane Hampson, Will Tinapple, Maria Reynolds & Andre Sawenko


The SPARK Short Film Initiative guides local emerging filmmakers from script to screen.

The Darwin Film Society and Screen Territory are the major sponsors of this bold new initiative.

The SPARK Short Film Initiative guides local emerging filmmakers from script to screen. In early 2017, these 4 short films existed solely in script form. They were submitted along with more than twenty others to SPARK’s independent judging panel, and went on to receive support required to turn them into fully-fledged short films to premiere on the big screen at Darwin International Film Festival. Support included seed funding, as well as mentorship and workshop opportunities and introductions to participating industry professionals. Event proceeded by NT Filmmakers Network Meeting.



He’s crooning for a bruising.

A visiting Indonesian crooner is caught up in Darwin’s seedy underbelly in this moody, film noir inspired tale of lust and longing.

Written by Richard Mark Roy & Matt Garrick | Directed by Matt Garrick | Produced by Angela Madden



Be a newsmaker not a newsbreaker

The pressure of a mounting deadline at the MT News leads the journalists to take drastic measures in this tabloid journalism farce.

Written by Jane Hampson | Directed by Dixi Joy Bankier and Jane Hampson | Produced by Jane Hampson and Dixi Joy Bankier


Snowdrops Keep Falling on My Bed

A Territory story based on true events.

When underwear goes missing from clotheslines across Darwin, police investigation leads to a surprising twist in this quirky comedy.

Written by Richard Campbell & Penelope Mules | Directed by Will Tinapple | Produced by Penelope Mules & Richard Campbell



You’ll be hooked.

Two mates are fishing in the crocodile infested waters of the Territory – but one of them is keeping a terrible secret.

Written by Lee Frank | Directed by Maria Reynolds & Andre Sawenko | Produced by Lee Frank

Deckchair Cinema

60 mins
Short Films