NYC: Australian Short Film Today

Asia-Society.jpgAn annual program featuring the latest and most exciting short films from Down Under, including this year’s award-winning dramas and animation.


$7 Asia Society Members

$11 Non-Members

$9 Seniors & Students w/ID

Short films include: 

Baby - 7 mins, Animation, Director:  Daniel Biggins, Film School: Victorian College of the Arts, An orphaned baby kangaroo is raised by a young boy and his mother. VCA 2012: EH Shepard Animation Award

Transmission13 mins, Writer/Director:  Zak Hilditch, Producer: Liz Kearney, A father and his 10-year-old daughter flee a deadly pandemic in a post-apocalyptic Western Australian desert. St Kilda 2012: Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Actor (Angourie Rice, the daughter). AACTA 2013: Best Screenplay in a Short Film. Tribeca Film Festival 2012

We’ve All Been There 7 mins, Writer/Director:  Nicholas Clifford (AFTRS graduate), Producer:  Michael Ciccone, Jim Wright & Bridget O’Shea, What goes around, comes around. Tropfest 2013 Winner

The Captain6 mins, Writer:  Nash Edgerton, Spencer Susser, & Taika Waititi, Director:  Nash Edgerton & Spencer Susser, Executive Producer: Sue Yeon Ahn   Producer: Benjamin Gilovitz. A man wakes up with a hangover to discover the consequences of his actions. Screened at Sundance 2013

The Fence 15 mins, Writer/Director:  Lucy Gaffy, Film School:  AFTRS. When a refugee hostel turns into a detention centre overnight, a group of Cambodian refugees finds itself trapped.

The Queen of Hearts7 mins, Writer/Director: Nick McDougall, Producer:  Nick Radford. A married man is looking to spice up his sex life, only to have an unexpected guest drop in on his booty call at a motel. Open Road Film Festival 2012: Grand Prize

The Maker6 mins, Animation, Writer/director/producer: Christopher Kezelos, Producer:  Christine Kezelos. Original music by Paul Halley, Australian composer of contemporary classical music. A strange creature races against time to make the most important creation of his life.Sydney Film Festival 2012: Best Animated Short. Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2012: Grand Prize

Reprise of an audience favorite from the 2011 programme, The Kiss15 mins, Writer/Director:  Ashlee Page, Producer: Sonya Humphrey. On a hot summer’s night, two girls, fueled by hormones and alcohol, take a leap that will change their lives. Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards 2010:  Best Live Action Short Film. AFI 2010:  Best Short Fiction. 

Let It Rain - 7 mins, Director/ Producer:  Matt Hardie (NIDA graduate), Producer:  Chris Byrnes. As a state of mind, youth can be ageless. Tropfest 2013 Winner DSLR category

Organizer Asia Society


Wed, May 22, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


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