AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY's 2018 program of narrative short films was shown at the Down Under Berlin film festival on 22 September 2018 at Moviemento Kino in Berlin.
Moviemento Kino is Germany’s oldest independent cinema.
Down Under Berlin offers Australian and New Zealand filmmakers a platform for their films and new audiences to meet at the heart of Europe.
As Down Under Berlin said in its program notes for its 2018 Festival, "The festival continues to promote and celebrate high-quality short films, with the return of the Battle of the Shorts: AUS vs. NZ programs and Down Under Berlin's first collaboration with the Chris and Francesca Beale Foundation, whose exceptional guest reel "Australian Short Film Today" includes not only Jane Campion's student film An Exercise in Discipline: Peel but also this year's Academy Award nominee The Eleven O'clock."
The 2018 Audience Award of Australian Short Film Today in Berlin went to THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK directed by Derin Seale. The film was produced by Finch in Sydney.
A still from THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK showing Damon Herriman (left) and Josh Lawson, who was also the writer
The runner up was ADELE, by Mirene Igwabi, made as a student at SAE Creative Media Institute in Brisbane. Mirene was born in the Congo and moved to Australia as a refugee with her family. The film was produced by Grace Julia in Brisbane.
A still from ADELE showing Princess Mariama Andrews in the title role