Australian Short Film Today 2017
This annual program returns to the Asia Society, featuring eclectic short films from Down Under, ranging from wry Australian humor, dark comedy, live action drama, clever animation and unusual documentaries. This year's films include Identical, a mockumentary directed by and starring identical twins, Mark and Brett Nichols, and The Dam, a drama about a declaration of feelings that were impounded long ago, directed by Brendon McDonall. His award winning short film, All God's Creatures, was screened in the Australian Short Film Today program at the Asia Society last year.
Curated by Paul Thompson, Associate Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and former Head of Film and Television at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), assisted by Harris B. Pacey and Madison Davis, two NYU Tisch students in Cinema Studies.
Underwritten by the Chris and Francesca Beale Foundation and sponsored by the Australian Consulate-General in New York, Advance, and American Australian Association.