Australian Short Film Today 2017


Live action, documentary and animated short films from Australia

"Identical," directed by and starring identical twins Mark and Brett Nichols

Asia Society, the long-time home base in New York City for Australian Short Film Today, is proud to present this annual screening. The 90 minute program features eclectic short films from Down Under, ranging from wry Australian humor, dark comedy, live action drama and clever animation. This year's films include: the Tropfest winner for 2017, The Mother Situation, a dark comedy directed by well known Australian actor, Matt Day; A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk Into a Bar, a three-minute comedy of the agony of screenwriting; Identical, a mockumentary directed by and starring identical twins, Mark and Brett Nichols (sometimes it's better not to ask if identical twins are identical in every way); and The Dam, a drama about feelings that no longer can be contained, directed by Brendon McDonall, who's 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.

Reception follows.

Underwritten by the Chris and Francesca Beale Foundation and sponsored by the Australian Consulate-General in New York, Advance, and American Australian Association.

Australian Short Film Today

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Event Details

Tue 16 May 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
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$8 members; $10 students/seniors; $12 nonmembers
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