Join us early for light bites provided by Two Hands, a community-involved cafe modeled on Australia’s forward-thinking culinary scene
Join AFS for the 2021 edition of the international traveling short film roadshow, demonstrating the best new work from emerging Australian filmmakers. Austin is one of 8 cities around the world participating in this short film exhibition, a program of New York City’s Australian International Screen Forum.
Australian Short Film Today 2021 Program
15 minutes — Animated comedy — Directed by Tilda Cobham-Hervey & Dev Patel, written by Tilda Cobham-Hervey, John Collee & Dev Patel
Roborovski follows the eponymous thimble sized hamster, who spends his days in Marvin’s Pet Shop, hoping to find a family.
Adelaide Film Festival 2020; Best Australian Animation, Flickerfest 2021
17 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Alies Sluiter
When fugitive Ayaan encounters a man on a rural beach, she must decide whether to trust him, or journey on alone.
Grand Prix Nomination, Tampere Film Festival 2020; Best Student Director, Australia Directors Guild 2020; Adrienne Shelly Director Award, Columbia University Film Festival; Best Short Film, Best Director, CinefestOz 2021
19 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Alex Wu
A young Chinese celebrity is called into an emergency meeting after a fan of his commits suicide.
Dendy Award for Best Australian Live Action Short Film, Sydney Film Festival 2020; Spirit Award in Narrative, Brooklyn Film Festival 2020
15 minutes — Comedy — Directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith & Rawley Reynolds, written by Emily Dash
Gary’s so used to caring for his disabled daughter Jess, he can do it in his sleep. But when the in-laws come to stay, everyone will get a wake-up call.
Sydney Film Festival; St Kilda Film Festival 2020; Flickers Rhode Island Short Film Festival 2020
10 minutes — Drama — Directed by Tony Briggs, written by Tracey Rigney
Two Elders take their grandson out bush and put him to the test.
ImagiNATIVE; Berlinale 2020; Melbourne International Film Festival
11 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Robin Summons
An elderly man insists on granting his wife’s wish of taking their car through a drive-thru car wash.
Clermont Ferrand Film Festival; Indy Shorts Film Festival
10 minutes — Comedy/Drama — Written and directed by Jane Cho
A young girl, bored in a muted world of foreign suburbia, becomes determined to claim an Easter egg as her own. No matter the cost
Best Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival; Best Short Film and Best Director, St Kilda International Film Festival