Austin Film Society hosts our 2021 Program on Wednesday, November 10 followed by a discussion with AFS Artistic Director Richard Linklater and Australian Short Film Today producer Chris Beale.
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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 

Groundhog Night

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

The Egg

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 

The Program & Event Producer for the 2021 program is Annie Parnell of Sydney.