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Australian Short Film Today 


Featuring the latest and hottest award-winning short films from Australia,
including "The Telegram Man" starring Jack Thompson, "The Palace," which has
swept the top drama awards, and "Nullarbor," which was short-listed for an Oscar.

Curated by Susan Talbot
  Wednesday, May 23
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
at 70th Street, New York City
6.30 - 8.00pm
Reception follows
Admission: $11
Students and Seniors: $9
Asia Society Members: $7
For more information please contact Lily Devcic at 212.338.6860 ext. 211 
or email

Two Laps
4 mins
Director: Owen Trevor
The story of Pete and Val and their annual swimming race, which in 17 years has developed into a
cutthroat struggle for 1st place. Filmed on North Narrabeen Beach, Sydney.
Rushes Soho Shorts (London) 2011: International Award

The Palace
16 mins
Writer/Director: Anthony Maras
Producers: Kate Croser, Andros Achilleos

Cyprus 1974. A Cypriot family flees advancing Turkish forces and takes refuge in an abandoned
Ottoman-era palace. When a young Turkish Cypriot conscript comes face to face with the family in hiding,
he is forced to confront the brutal reality of war and his role in it.
Sydney, Dendy Awards, 2011: Best Short Film, Live Action.
AACTA 2012: Best Short Fiction Film, Best Screenplay in a Short Film.
Flickerfest 2012: Best Australian Short Film
11 mins

Writer/Director: Nash Edgerton
Producers: John Polson, Lauren Edwards

In this sequel to “Spider” Jack has a new girlfriend but hasn’t quite learnt his lesson….
Flickerfest 2012: Best Direction in an Australian Short Film
Leeds International 2011: Best Short Fiction Film
Cannes 2011: Nominated for Palme d'Or - Best Short Film

The Telegram Man
14 mins

Director & Producer: James Francis Khehtie

Starring Australian and international screen legends Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet and Sigrid Thornton, THE
TELEGRAM MAN explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community. Winner of
the 2011 BAFTA LA® (BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM & TELEVISION ARTS LOS ANGELES®) PRIZE, BEST SHORT HONORABLE MENTION at 2011 Academy Awards®-accredited Rhode Island International Film Festival & BEST
SHORT FICTION FILM NOMINEE at 2012 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards. Film Official Website: WWW.KHEHTIE.COM.

First Contact
22 mins

Director: Matt Richards
Producers: Brendan Guerin, Matt Richards
Film School: VCA

For a father and daughter living in self-imposed exile, the arrival of a stranger stirs up fear and conflict.
Filmed on the edge of Lake Tyrrell, Victoria.
VCA: Outstanding Script
Film Victoria: Best Masters Production (Narrative)

10 mins, animation

Director: Alister Lockhart
Writer/Co-Director: Patrick Sarell
Producers: The Lampshade Collective - Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jensen, Daryl Munton, Patrick Sarell
A road trip across the vast and barren outback, featuring youth, stupidity and the male ego.
Set on the Nullarbor Plain.
AACTA 2012: Best Animated Short
Sydney, Dendy Awards, 2011: Yoram Gross Award, Best Animated Short

How Many More Doctors does it take to Change a Light Bulb?
7 mins

Director/Producer: Marie Patane
One man’s faith in the medical profession is about to be “sorely” tested.
Tropfest 2012: Finalist

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