2019 Film List

Thanks to all who entered the 2019 Film Festival. We had a record number of entries and tried to include as many as we could but inevitably had to make some hard decisions. Congratulations to all who made the final cut.

Primary School Selection

  • VAMPIRE PUPPET

    Vampire Puppet

    BY CABRAMATTA PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASS 5-6BN
    Beware gifts from Transylvania as the students of Class 5-6BN discover when they open a mysterious box.

  • THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO ARGH

    Things That Make You Go Aargh!

    BY CABRAMATTA PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASS 4H
    There sure are a lot of things that the students of Class 4H find scary.

  • MONSTER SCHOOL

    Monster School

    BY SUNSHINE HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE 6A MULTIMEDIA
    Don’t press strange buzzers on Halloween; otherwise, you might just raise the evil dead, and then you are going to be in so much trouble as these students find out.

  • SCHOOL RUN

    School Run

    BY SUNSHINE HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE 5/6A MULTIMEDIA
    Teachers become monsters and have captured students. Can the new student save
    the day?

  • THE ABANDONED

    The Abandoned

    BY SUNSHINE HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE 5B MULTIMEDIA
    When a group of students arrive at their school on Halloween, they notice very
    strange things happening. What is going on?

  • THE SCARY SECRET OF SUNSHINE HEIGHTS

    The Scary Secret of Sunshine Heights

    BY SUNSHINE HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE 5A MULTIMEDIA
    Five friends discover a secret buried long ago at their school. Is history repeating itself?

  • THE DISAPPEARANCE

    The Disappearance

    BY BENALLA P-12 COLLEGE
    Learn another language! You never know when it comes in useful as these students
    who mess around with Indonesian monsters find out.

  • BLOODY MARY

    Bloody Mary

    BY JESSICA GERGER
    A community consultation on how to Re-Vamp Sunshine takes a turn for the spooky. Hmm, wonder if the vampires and werewolves had anything to do with that?

  • HELLO IAN LIKE SOME TEA

    Hello Ian, like some Tea?

    BY MATTHEW SCHULZ
    Ian, the drop bear, is a legendary Aussie monster who invites himself to tea with a father and son on a camp trip. That can’t be good for the father and son can it?

Secondary School Selection

  • THE PATCH

    The Patch

    BY JORDAN LENTINI
    Genelle and her father, John, love their veggie patch. Hell hath no fury when a dastardly villain attempts to step on their patch.

  • DEADLINE

    Deadline

    BY CHARLIE VIETCH
    Two students and their teacher must escape their High School while being pursued by something far more sinister than their upcoming Methods exam.

  • THE BAD DREAMS

    The Bad Dreams

    BY MINTY FILMS
    When Matthew goes to sleep, the dreams he has are definitely not good.

  • KOOL WIZARDS

    Kool Wizards

    BY ORLANDO CATTOGGIO AND SAMUEL ROBERG
    Orlando and Samuel take part in the Grand Wizards’ Challenge. Danger abounds. Will they get that very grand prize?

  • PLUG ME IN DAVID

    Plug Me In David

    BY HARRY J CAIN
    Shades of HAL (remember Kubrick’s 2001?) plug those cords in, that’s all we are saying.

  • MILK

    Milk

    BY CLANCY TATE
    Gotta check the expiration date on those milk containers. Dave doesn’t and see what happens to him!

Open Selection

  • HEAVEN OR HELL

    Heaven or Hell

    BY TOM VOGEL
    A man wakes up in a pub. Or does he wake up? And is it a pub? And why is a man called Baracheil talking to him?

  • SELFIE

    #Selfie

    BY NARELLE NASH
    A young woman’s social media obsession blurs the lines between reality and fantasy with a scary outcome. Is it ironic that this film was shot entirely on an iPhone 7? Hmm.

  • WILD-AS

    Wild-As

    BY OLIVIER BONENFANT AND IPHIGÉNIE FREY
    Beware the creatures in the Australian wild. That’s all we are saying about this. Just. Beware.

  • THE SURFACE

    The Surface

    BY LUCAS LINEHAN
    Jason is used to being the extra in everyone else’s life. When he gets his chance to be the star, what will it cost?

  • ARMY OF THE DEAD

    Army of the Dead

    BY ANGUS TURNER-SUMMERTON
    When you raise an army of mindless skeletons to conquer the world, remember they are mindless. Duh!

  • ELECTRICAL INTERFERENCE

    Electrical Interference

    BY ANDREW DINH
    Five friends gather for a small get together to celebrate Halloween. Then one of them is found dead. Who is going to be next?

  • QUICK BITE

    Quick Bite

    BY LUKE PYE, RON BROWN AND DREW DRAGO
    Sunshine gamer girl has a sweet day of gaming day planned, but when her Papa comes to visit plans change and so will your perception of Sunshine.

  • VAMPY

    Vampy

    BY LEANNE SAMPSON-BOWDEN
    A vampire is stalking the suburbs when he meets someone who might just turn his death around. Aww, do hope this works out for him.

  • NINJA KNITTER

    Ninja Knitters

    BY ANDREW ROBB
    A group of ninja knitters are determined to re-vamp Sunshine’s own Millennium Man and thus begins the intriguing story of the Millennium man and his pants.

  • STRANGER THINGS

    Stranger Encounters

    BY OLIVER CRAWFORD SMITH AND OLIVER BAILY
    In a dystopian future, renowned poet Teddy Brown shares two illuminating conversations, one with his chauffeur and the other with a wise bartender.

  • PRIMATUS NIGHT OF THE LIVING MASKS

    Primatus: Night of the Living Masks

    BY LOUIS BERGEMANN
    A music video shoot for a local band takes a horrifying turn as the musicians fall prey to a mystifying ‘curse of the masks’.

  • THERAPY

    Therapy

    BY MAX VERMEULEN AND ELLA IMMS
    Frankie enlists the help of her friend Jim to overcome her fear of the dark. Perhaps Frankie needs to get new friends. Is Jim really helping?

  • MASK

    Mask

    BY LAWRENCE YANG
    All ye workplace bullies beware. Things could get very, very nasty for you. Indeed.

  • DEATH LIVES

    Death Lives

    BY THOMAS JOSÉ FIELD
    Death is bored with his dull, unfulfilled life until he meets a cute guinea pig and a potential victim who teaches him that death-defying game: chess.

  • DROP DEAD GORGEOUS

    Drop Dead Gorgeous

    BY KYLE BUDDO
    Thomas is looking for Ms. Right and decides to use a dating app. He finds somebody, but there might be a slight problem…or there might not….”

  • THE STAREY BAMPIRE

    The Starey Bampire

    BY DANIEL FARMER AND ADAM BIGUM
    3-year-old Elvie Farmer has her very own take on a scary vampire story. Sunscreen!! Why has nobody thought of sunscreen before?

  • WHO BROKE THE JEBNA?

    Who Broke the Jebna?

    BY SAMI OBAMA
    In every Ethiopian/Eritrean household, a mother has one rule “Don’t touch my Jebena” (the traditional coffee maker). Beware what you unleash if you do.

SSFF is an award winning festival in 2019

SSFF is an award winning festival in 2019!

2019 Poster:

SSFF 2019 - Re-Vamped Poster Gala Screening

About The 2019 Theme

We were looking for comedy on a Halloween theme: scary comedy.

Ghost stories, stories of mystery and magic, of the bizarre and the imaginative.

We were particularly interested in stories from different cultures; folklore, myths and legend. Give Halloween a particularly Australian, multicultural spin.

Prize Pool

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