Australian Short Film Today 2018


Live action and animated short films from Australia


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 presentation will include legendary Australian filmmaker Jane Campion's 1982 student film, An Exercise in Discipline - Peel, which won the best short film prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986. This recently remastered version of Peel is courtesy of Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

Other films include: The Unicorn, a thriller in which a young couple is about to make love when a strange phone call sends their night into disarray; Hiccup, a 3-minute film in which a small annoyance can turn deadly; Kill Off, a comedy/drama in which a learning-challenged girl connects with an adult via music; Lost Property Office, a stop-motion animation in which Ed, the custodian, seems as lost as the items he is tasked to look after; Welcome Home Allen, a poignant film in which a group of Viking warriors returns home to a modern world; and Library of Love, a musical about a librarian who spends her days reading too many romance novels.

Reception to follow. 

Event Details

Thu 10 May 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue 
New York, NY 10021

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$8 Members; $10 Students/Seniors; $12 Nonmembers
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