Coming in at Number 22 in our weekly countdown to Stellar Short Film Festival is another of our favourite Australian films “The Year My Voice Broke”. This 1987 coming of age drama is set in a NSW country town in the 1960s, and is based on the childhood of its director, John Duigan. It tells the tale of socially awkward Danny (Noah Taylor) , who falls in love with his best friend Freya (Loene Carmen), who in turn is in love with the town’s high school rugby star, Trevor (Ben Mendelsohn). The plot includes a dash of mystery surrounding a mysterious locket, a pregnancy (guess who), juvenile detention, and death. With superb performances and a moving storyline, it managed to win five AFI awards (Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Members Prize) which in a topsy-turvy move is what convinced Hoyts to give it a cinematic release AFTER the awards ceremony! It then went on to win hearts across the country and become a box office hit, and now here it is on the Stellar list! Do you rate it?