Australian Gay Theme LGBT Short Films

by ausrick | created - 24 Nov 2013 | updated - 30 Nov 2013 | Public

A list of Australian short films with a significant gay theme or interest to the LGBT community. Join the discussion at the end of this list and suggest your favorites short films that belong here.

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1. The Visitor (III) (2002)

30 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

Michael, at his beach-home in Australia, is avoiding phone calls regarding his dear lifelong friend and former lover of two-years Chris who is dying back in Boston, America. While trying to... See full summary »

Director: Dan Castle | Stars: Barry Otto, Nick Carpenter, Grant Dodwell, Pamela Shaw

Votes: 273

2. Oranges (I) (2004)

12 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Two boys are talking after a bicycle accident. The older is bragging about his experience with girls, but is that just a boast?

Director: Kristian Pithie | Stars: Thomas Blackburne, Brad Flynn, Kristen Hagen, Robyn Nethercote

Votes: 697

3. The Language of Love (2013)

10 min | Short, Drama, Romance

"The aim was to pick up chicks by sounding like a Frenchman. Hasn't really worked out yet." Charlie's a mess. His best friend's not talking to him, he can't concentrate on his work...and ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Scrivano | Star: Kim Ho

Votes: 186

4. A Wonderful Day (2004)

13 min | Short, Drama

During the Sydney Olympics a young drag queen runs her own race.

Director: Robbie Baldwin | Stars: Stephen Mark Adams, Mark Duffy, Bella Vendramini, Kay Fallico

Votes: 49

5. Boys Grammar (2005)

8 min | Short, Drama

Bullying is taken to unimaginable extremes when a student is raped at an exclusive private boys school.

Director: Dean Francis | Stars: Matt Levett, Tom O'Sullivan, Anthony Phelan, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 400

6. Contact (III) (2002)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A gay man returns home to mourn the death of his lover but he's never come out to his family and they are unable to help as they are unaware of his recent loss. Meanwhile he's drawn to a ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Galvin | Stars: Michael Teulon, Beejan Land, Jill McKay, Paul Godfrey

Votes: 43

7. The Burning Boy (2001)

11 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A closeted teenage gay boy shares a swim and an afternoon together with his straight best friend. When his looks and longing let his secret out, his friend pleasantly surprises him but an ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Galvin | Stars: Cameron Ford, Josh Roberts

Votes: 100

8. Disarm (2010)

18 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Two men meet online for a hook-up, but after an initial confrontation, they fall into conversation and have something they did not expect: a connection.

Director: Nathan Keene | Stars: David Ryan Kinsman, Taris Tyler

Votes: 68

9. Drowning (II) (2009)

20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Things are changing for Mik. His world has been turned upside down by the sudden death of his older brother forcing him to redefine his place in his family. The one solid thing in Mik's ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Miles Szanto, Xavier Samuel, Tess Haubrich, Bren Foster

Votes: 363

10. Baby Cake (2010)

6 min | Short, Comedy

A gay couple and a lesbian couple are trying to conceive a baby naturally.

Director: Pearl Tan | Stars: Dave Halalilo, Claire van der Boom, Adam J. Yeend, Le-Anne Garland

Votes: 44

11. Gorilla (I) (2013)

13 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

On a weekend away, a newly formed couple are forced to face the unknowns in their lives when a mysterious woman arrives at their secluded campsite.

Director: Tim Marshall | Stars: Gary Abrahams, Chloé Boreham, Alex Duncan

Votes: 22

12. Karmarama (2002)

Not Rated | 10 min | Drama, Short

A homophobic gay-basher gives in and experiments with the roots of his fears, only to face his karma.

Director: Lee Galea | Stars: Jono Burns, Jim Thomson, Tim Mason, Matthew Albert

Votes: 37