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ACMI and AFTRS present Australian Shorts

12 Mar 2024

Melbourne, ACMI, Fed Square, Cinema 2, Level 2

ACMI and AFTRS present Australian Shorts. Showcasing the best and brightest in local talent, this selection of short films demonstrates the diversity Australian stories, supported by our AFTRS Outreach programs. In attendance will be filmmakers to speak about their process following the screening.

Before the screening, from 5.30pm, you can mingle, connect and talk film with fellow cinephiles, creatives and industry folks at the ACMI Cafe + Bar.

AFTRS shorts Sushi Noh, Lucky Peach, and Chicken and short films connected with AFTRS Outreach programs Groundhog Night and Hafekasi are screening on Tuesday 12 March, with filmmakers sharing insights on the production of the short films.

🎬 Chicken
All Barbara wants to do is watch the Simpsons, but her recently migrated mum has just been overcharged at the local shops, and it’s up to Barbara to sort it out. As usual.

🎬 Lucky Peach
A visually imaginative, deeply personal story about the tensions that develop between an immigrant mother and a young woman as she prepares to head abroad.

🎬 Sushi Noh
Consigned to the care of her lonely uncle, nine-year-old Ellie encounters a bizarre sushi-vomiting kitchen appliance, triggering an avalanche of vibrant nightmares that seep into reality.

🎬 Groundhog Night
Gary’s so used to caring for his disabled daughter Jess, he can do it in his sleep. But everyone will get a wake-up call when the in-laws come to stay.

🎬 Hafekasi
Mona is a 10-year-old Tongan-Australian girl who begins to realise she’s different from her single, white mum and family. Both mother and daughter navigate identity and belonging in Melbourne suburbia during the 90’s.