17 January 2013 7:55 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Two Australian short films, Men of the Earth and Faraways, and feature Lore will screen at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr), one of the largest audience-driven film festivals in the world.

The ten-minute short Men of the Earth, which will also be shown at the upcoming Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, attempts to explore tribalism and ritual in contemporary society. The film takes the audiences behind a roadwork site and presents the sombre ritual of working men. Men of the Earth is written and directed by Andrew Kavanagh. It is his second collaboration with creative producer Ramona Telecican.

Another short film Faraways, from writer/director/producer Audrey Lam, will also screen at this year.s Rotterdam. The story takes place in the empty urban landscapes of Brisbane which echoes the isolation of two girls far from home.

Iffr 2013 program will also present the German/Australian co-production Lore, »

- Yuan Liu

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