Australian Short Film Today 2018

Australian Short Film Today 2018 collage

Asia Society Texas Center welcomes back the Australian Short Film Today festival for their second year in Houston. This year will feature nine short films by Australian filmmakers, an eclectic collection of dark comedies, animations, and dramatic films.


7:00 p.m. | Film Screenings
8:30 p.m. | Q&A with Australian Short Film Today Director Chris Beale

About the Films

An Exercise in Discipline: Peel

An Exercise in Discipline: Peel
Director: Jane Campion | Comedy, 9 minutes
A boy is disciplined for throwing orange peels out of a car window.

La Licorne / Unicorn

La Licorne/The Unicorn
Director: Chloé Boreham | Drama, 11 minutes
A young couple is about to make love when a phone call throws their night into disarray.


Director: Mirene Igwabi | Drama, 15 minutes
A 14-year-old African schoolgirl living in Australia is trapped in an arranged marriage.


Director: Gerald Lepkowski | Dark Comedy, 3 minutes
Sometimes small annoyances can be deadly.

Kill Off

Kill Off
Director: Genevieve Clay-smith | Comedy/Drama, 15 minutes
A girl with an intellectual disability forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their shared interest in rap music.

The Eleven O'Clock

The Eleven O'Clock
Director: Derin Seale | Comedy, 13 minutes
A psychiatrist's patient thinks that he is the psychiatrist.

Lost Property Office

Lost Property Office
Director: Daniel Agdad | Animation, 10 minutes
Ed, the custodian, seems as lost as the property he is looking after.

Welcome Home Allen

Welcome Home Allen
Director: Andrew Kavanagh | Drama, 11 minutes
A group of Viking warriors returns to a world that may no longer recognize them.

Library of Love

Library of Love
Directors: Khrob Edmonds and Miranda Edmonds | Musical Romantic Comedy, 12 minutes
A hopeless romantic spends her days as a librarian reading too many romance novels.

Press Coverage

Outside the Cineplex

About Australian Short Film Today

Australian Short Film Today showcases the talents of Australian short film makers. It has shown the early work of several Australian directors of short film who have gone on to become feature film makers for the international audience. They include Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde21The Ugly Truth, and Killers), Gregor Jordan (Buffalo SoldiersNed Kelly), Emma Kate Croghan (Love and Other Catastrophes), Christina Andreef (Soft Fruit), Peter Duncan (Children of the Revolution), Andrew Lancaster (Accidents Happen), and Academy Award-winning animator Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet).

Performing Arts programs at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Mickey Rosenau and Ellen Gritz. Major support comes from Nancy C. Allen and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by AARP, Asia Chemical, The Clayton Fund, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, New England Foundation for the Arts, Schlumberger, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Texas Commission on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with Australian Short Films Today.

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Event Details

Thu 29 Nov 2018
7 - 9 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004


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$5 Members, $10 Nonmembers
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