A still from WELCOME HOME ALLEN, a film by Andrew Kavanagh
AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY returned to Boston on 20 October 2018.
The films in the 2018 program were: a retrospective screening of AN EXERCISE IN DISCIPLINE: PEEL, a student film, by Jane Campion which won the Palme d'Or for best short film in 1986 at Cannes; THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK, nominated for an Academy Award in 2018, a comedy in which a psychiatrist's patient thinks he is the psychiatrist; ADELE, a drama about a 14-year old African schoolgirl in Australia in an arranged marriage imposed on her by family tradition; KILL OFF, a comedy/drama in which a girl with an intellectual disability forms an unusual friendship with a Sudanese refugee based on their shared interest in rap music: HICCUP, a 3-minute comedy in which a cure for hiccups may have an unexpected complication; LOST PROPERTY OFFICE, a stop-motion animation in which Ed, the custodian, may not be what he seems to be; WELCOME HOME ALLEN, a poignant film in which a group of Viking warriors returns home from war to a world that may no longer recognize them; THE UNICORN, a drama set in Paris in which a young couple is about to make love when a phone call sends the night into disarray; and LIBRARY OF LOVE, a musical romantic comedy about a librarian who spends her days reading too many romance novels.
The 2018 Audience Award at Australian Short Film Today in Boston 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
Tied as Runners Up were ADELE directed by Mirene Igwabi and LOST PROPERTY OFFICE directed by Daniel Agdad.
A still from ADELE
A still from LOST PROPERTY OFFICE
The screening was presented at Massachusetts Institute of Technology by the MIT Lecture Series Committee, and was sponsored by the American Australian Association, New England Chapter.
Lecture Series Committee