An exploration of the innocence of childhood, kinship of the young, instinctual reactions, tactile sensations, shifting boundaries, violence and forgiveness.


Two girls explore their friendship and the joy of a juicy mandarin in the dry Australian landscape.


Mandarin Peel is now available to watch via the online viewing service Fandor for audiences in the United States and Canada. 



Jamira // Jamira Hunter                                        

Minnie // Minnie Liszukiewicz


director of photography // Stefan Duscio

editor // Marcus Herrick

production designer // Ka-Yin Kwok

sound designer // Chris Goodes

writer/director // Anna McGrath

producer // Aaron Wilson


running time // 5 minutes

genre // drama

capture format // Super 16mm

aspect ratio // 1.85:1

completed // 2009

country of origin // Australia

language // no dialogues


Anna McGrath

t // +61 (0) 410 588 396

e // annaemcgrath(at)mac(dot)com


Best International Short Nomination      

International Film Festival Breda 2010


World Premiere                                        

Locarno International Film Festival Switzerland 2009

BFI London Film Festival United Kingdom 2009

Bilbao Int. Festival of Documentary & Short Film Spain 2009

Flickerfest International Film Festival Sydney Australia 2010

Bird’s Eye View Film Festival London United Kingdom 2010

International Film Festival Breda Netherlands 2010

Athens International Film and Video Festival Ohio USA 2010

St Kilda Film Festival Melbourne Australia 2010

Femina Int. Women’s Film Festival Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2010

Mas Sorrer Int. Festival of Short Films Costa Brava Spain 2010

Sao Paulo Int. Short Film Festival Sao Paulo Brazil 2010

Buster Int. Film Festival for Children Copenhagen Denmark 2010

Corto Tokyo – Con Can Movie Festival Tokyo Japan 2010

Heart of Gold Int. Film Festival Gympie Australia 2011

Seattle International Film Festival Seattle USA 2011

Little Big Shots – Int. Film Festival for Kids Australia 2011

Access All Areas Film Festival touring Australia 2012

Reelkids – Reframe Peterborough Int. Film Festival Canada 2012

Machida Con Can Short Film Festival Machida Japan 2012

San Joaquin Children’s Film Festival USA 2012

For We Are Young and Free Toyota Exhibition Australia 2012

Hollywood Shorts Film Festival USA 2015