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    Boys Will Be Boys

    Formic
    Germany
    Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
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    Small Change
    Australia
    A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
    - To view an interview with the filmmaker visit youtube.com.

    Miracle Fish
    Australia
    Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. Joey hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.
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    - To learn more about the filmmaker's reaction to his 2010 Academy Award nomination visit news.ninemsn.com.au.
    - To learn more about the film visit miraclefishmovie.com.

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