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Australians Short Film Today 2016

  • Tuesday, May 03, 2016
  • 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
  • Asia Society 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street New York, NY 10021



Asia Society, May 3, 2016

Injury Time

(dir. Jack Sheridan)

Featuring some of the most exciting and eclectic short films from Down Under, this annual program returns to the Asia Society in memory of its creator, Susan Talbot, Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Join us for an evening of live action, documentary and animated shorts, including Joel Loxton's The Kangaroo Guy, a cautionary tale about a politician and the media, where honesty might occasionally be the best policy, and Jack Sheridan's Injury Time, about a soccer team's manager's desperate struggle to win "The Game" on his terms.

This 24th Annual Screening of Australian Short Film Today is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Susan Talbot AM, who created this event in 1992 and curated it for 23 consecutive years.

Tonight's program is 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). His assistant curators are Udora Weihang Wang and Harris B. Pacey, NYU Tisch film students.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Reception to Follow

Asia Society 

725 Park Avenue

at 70th Street

New York, NY 10021

Tickets include reception

$8 Asia Society members

$10 students/ seniors

$12 nonmembers

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Order of Films


7 minutes, Comedy

Director: Antonio Oreña-Barlin

Producers: Monica Hyde and Adam Dunn

If a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes it might be better to let the picture do the talking

Tropfest 2014: Finalist

Injury Time

13 minutes, Drama

Director: Jack Sheridan

Producers: Julie Byrne and Jennifer Jones

A soccer team's manager's desperate struggle to win The Game on his own terms

South Australian Screen Awards 2015: Best Drama


3 minutes, Animation

Director: Lauren Edson

Producer: Haggard P. Mallow

A detached, quiet soul slowly learns to reconnect with the world

Victorian College of the Arts student film


10 minutes, Dark Comedy

Director: Jem Rankin

Producer: Frances Wang-Ward

Fascinated by Native Americans, a young Australian girl inadvertently takes on her mother's anger, which lands them both in a sticky situation

Melbourne International Film Festival 2015: Accelerator Program

Sydney Film Festival 2015: Finalist

Flickerfest 2016: Official Selection

Tribeca Film Festival 2016: International premiere

Goorrandalng: Brolga Dreaming

10 minutes, Documentary

Director: Ju Ju Wilson

Producer: Robyn Marais

Granny Sheba Dignari travels to Goorrandalng, the dreaming place in Keep River National Park, Northern Territory, to share her mother’s song with the local aboriginal children

Sydney Film Festival 2015: Premiere

Tay Man

7 minutes, Mockumentary

Director: Angela McCormack

Producers: Jessica Campbell and Joel Perlgut

Three Aussie blokes share the same closeted obsession: Taylor Swift

Tropfest 2014: Finalist


2 minutes, Animation

Director: Caroline Jiang

Producers: Paul Fletcher and Robert Stepherson,  

Victorian College of the Arts student film

A delightfully expressive vignette of life without love and without coffee

All God’s Creatures

19 minutes, Drama

Director: Brendon McDonall

Producer:Taylor Litton-Strain

AFTRS student film

A tough and tender drama about two young brothers with wildly different personalities who learn to make peace with each other after an act of mindless cruelty

Nicolas Baudin Award for Best Short Film, Festival des Antipodes, St Tropez (2015)

Audience Choice Award - Best Australian Short Film, Melbourne Queer Film Festival (2015)

Best Film: Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival (2014)

Best Film: Canberra Short Film Festival (2014)

Special Jury Award for Ed Oxenbould's performance: Flickerfest 2014

Mr. Stylish

3 minutes, Animation

Director: Kathy Sarpi

Producers: Paul Fletcher, Robert Stepherson, and Rosalie Osman

Victorian College of the Arts student film

A young girl with romantic aspirations unfortunately meets the man of her dreams

The Kangaroo Guy

15 minutes, Drama/Comedy

Director: Joel Loxton

Producers: Eleanor Winkler and Raquelle David

A TV interview spins out of control, and a politician gets caught in a cover up; even in politics, honesty might be the best policy

AFTRS student film

Montreal World Film Festival 2015: Jury Prize Winner, Short Film

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