An 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
$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
Transmission - 13 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 Captain - 6 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 Hearts - 7 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 Maker - 6 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 Kiss - 15 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