1. In this intimate portrait of destiny, passion, and loss, Irina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs, the childhood tragedy that sparked a lifetime of working with animals, and the welcome isolation behind the red velvet curtains of the circus.

    Multi festival favorite, the Poodle Trainer received a special Jury award from AFI/Silverdocs, "for a film that packs humor and tragedy into a subtle and perfectly paced 7 minutes."

    Festivals include: Sundance, Cinema Eye Best Short, Worldwide Shortsfest Best Documentary, Grand Jury Prize for best short doc at GenArt, GrandOff Warsaw, Tiburon, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Cinema Corto, AFI/Silverdocs, Melbourne International, CFC Worldwide, Nashville, Calgary, Seattle Independent Film Festival

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  2. Beryl Newton is a feisty 100-year-old who seems to have life figured out. She lives alone, speaks her mind and is 'interested in living'.

    Read her full story on ABC Open: open.abc.net.au/posts/beryl-100-living-alone-and-loving-life-11gw5on

    Video credits: Jo Joyce, ABC Open Producer, Sunshine Coast, Qld

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    Noam Galai's photography was stolen hundreds of times for years without his knowledge. This is his story.

    Learn more about the story and connect with Noam at thestolenscream.com

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