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(MANILA)—The Australia Embassy Philippines is streaming Australian feature and short films on 22 and 23 May as it celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Philippines-Australia diplomatic relations. ‘Stream and Sip’ features award-winning Australian films which can be streamed on demand and for free anywhere in the Philippines and showcases premium Australian products. 

Choose from a selection of movies that can be viewed by going to the website, https://mateshipandbayanihan.com/events-2/stream-sip-festival/ Choose the film to watch and use the password FilAussieDay (case sensitive). Voila! You can now enjoy watching any of these titles:

Feature films

Lion – A true story featuring the life of Saroo who gets lost on a train and taken off kilometres across India and away from family and friends. He learns to survive alone in a new place until he was adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to re-connect with his first home. It stars Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman. 

Little Monsters – A movie dedicated to kindergarten teachers who motivate and inspire students, and also saves them from zombies! It stars Lupita Nyong’O and Josh Gad, who voiced the well-loved character Olaf in Disney animation Frozen.

H is for Happiness – The award-winning book My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg comes to life on this flick presenting the story of a 12-year old girl who is determined to bring her family back from the brink.

The family movie was chosen among the Top 10 Feature Films in the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival. It stars Richard Roxburg (Van Hielsing), Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter) and Daisy Axon as the 12-year old Candice Phee.  

Short films

Straight Outta Covid – Tells the perspective of kids on what matters

Wirun – Depicts a young indigenous girl’s portrayal of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class

This Town Ain’t Big for the Both of Us – Features the cat-and-mouse chase of two pickpockets

System Error – Presents to the audience George, an immobile service unit in a convenience store, and his desire to have friends

Roborovski – Narrates the story of thimble-sized hamster, Roborovski who feels neglected by persons and animals around him, which triggers his resentment and releases his murderous side

Smashed – Recounts the scheme for a haunted plan hatched by two twenty-something individuals to keep their share home and continue to enjoy smashed avo

Lost & Found – Articulates a bumbling knitted dinosaur’s quest to save the love of his life

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All titles can be streamed on 22 and 23 May, except for Little Monsters, which is only accessible on 22 May. Feature films have limited screenings—1,000 for Lion and Little Monsters and 500 for H is for Happiness—and available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

While enjoying the wide selection of flicks on offer, pair your movie day or movie night with signature Australian products such as wines, cheeses, burgers, chocolate and shakes, among other things. 

Stream and Sip aims to bring the experience and taste of Australia to make a memorable commemoration of the Philippines and Australia mateship. 

The Philippines-Australia diplomatic relations began on 22 May 1946 with the establishment of the Australian consulate in Manila.

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