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November 16, 2011

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Australian Short Film Series

November 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm in 6-120

FREE Admission, co-sponsored by the American Australian Association

Featuring the latest and greatest award-winning films from Down Under, in formats including live action, stop motion, animation, and claymation. New York-based Australian curator, Susan Talbot, will introduce the films.

The Lost Thing
The Lost Thing (2011 Academy Award Winner)

How to Lose Weight in 60 Seconds

2 minutes, claymation
A warped compendium of ways to lose weight -- quickly.
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2010: Audience Award
Animation Block Party NY 2010: Best Minute Film

When the Wind Changes

18 minutes
The waters of Lake Denial are rapidly receding, and residents face an uphill battle to keep their charter boat business afloat.
Flickerfest 2011: IF Media Most Popular Film; Most Resourceful Film

Bad Language

14 minutes
A little bit of Greece survives in the Greek Clubs of suburban Australia -- illegal gambling houses that are a cross between a nursing home and a mafia den. Here, if you don't speak Greek, you're in trouble...
Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards 2010: CRC Award for a film about a multicultural perspective

The Kiss

15 minutes
On a hot summer's night, two girls, fueled by hormones and alcohol, take a leap that will change their lives.
Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards 2010: Best Live Action Short Film
AFI 2010: Best Short Fiction

Deeper Than Yesterday

20 minutes
Submariners have been underwater for three months and their humanity is beginning to fracture.
Sundance 2011: International Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking
AFI 2010: Best Screenplay for a Short Film

Animal Beatbox

3 minutes, stop motion clip
We travel down a very special river and are introduced to denizens of the animal kingdom, each contributing its name for the sake of music.
Tropfest 2011: Winner

The Lost Thing

15 minutes, animation
In a world of rivets and drabness, a boy befriends a fantastical red creature.
Academy Award 2011: Best Animated Short
Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards 2010: Yoram Gross Animation Award
AFI 2010: Best Short Film


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