Short of the Decade

2011

You are invited to vote for your favourite Short of the Decade, presented by MINI

Please find the nominated films from 2011 below! You can vote once per film from now until Sunday 18th October. 
The winner of Short of the Decade presented by MINI will be announced on Saturday 28 November at the Shorts + Web Fest, presented by MINI, a dedicated day presenting all things short form and web-based as part of the inaugural online AACTA ScreenFest. They’ll be awarded $500 cash, a MINI vehicle for one month and two tickets to the 2021 AACTA Awards.

  • How do I vote? Simply click the tabs above to navigate through the years, watch the films, and give your favourites a thumbs up.
  • Voting opens Monday 5 October, 9am (AEST)
  • Voting closes Sunday 18 October, 5pm (AEST)
  • Follow us on @aacta to stay in the loop. 

 

ADAM'S TALLIT

Director: Justin Olstein
Producer: Marie Maroun

A reclusive Jewish widow reluctantly babysits her vivacious young grandson, and discovers that what she wants isn’t actually what she needs.

 

 

 

 

AFTERGLOW

Director: Nadine Garner
Producer: Cameron Barnett

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CROPPED

Director: Dave Wade
Producer: Bettina Hamilton

After having their land and lives decimated by the inland drought, a small farming family discover a macabre entity on their property, which pushes them over the edge.

 

 

 

 

FORGET ME NOT

Director: Emily Dean
Producer: Emily Dean

FORGET ME NOT is an animated Australian fantasy about a young girl who follows her mother into the woods and on her journey she learns to accept the nature of death.

 

 

 

THE MISSING KEY

Director: Jonathan Nix
Producer: Jonathan Nix, Garth Nix, Anna McFarlane

In a richly re-imagined Venice of the early 1920s, young composer Hero Wasabi and his faithful oboe-playing cat Jacuzzi compete against the unscrupulous Count Telefino in the prestigious Abacus Scroll musical competition.

 

 

 

 

THE MOMENT

Director: Troy Bellchambers, Shane McNeil
Producer: Justin Wight, Kristian Moliere

Combining thousands of still images set within digitally created environments, The Moment tells the story of an old man torn from his slumber by a horrible and unshakable vision.

 

 

 

NULLARBOR

Director: Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell
Producer: Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jenson, Daryl Munton, Patrick Sarell

An animated road movie set across the vast and barren landscape of Australia's Nullarbor Plain.

 

 

 

 

THE PALACE

Director: Anthony Maras
Producer: Anthony Maras, Kate Croser, Andros Achilleos, Julie Ryan

Set during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, The Palace explores the interweaving true stories of a young Cypriot mother trying to protect her children , and a Turkish ac ting student forced to confront the brutal realities of war.

 

 

 

THE TELEGRAM MAN

Director: James Francis Khehtie
Producer: James Francis Khehtie

A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and AACTA® nominee, THE TELEGRAM MAN, starring screen legends Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet and Sigrid Thornton, explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.

 

 

 

 

WAITING FOR THE TURNING OF THE EARTH

Director: David Giles
Producer: Anita Soto

It’s not everyday that you meet a man on the beach in his pajamas - even less often that you find he has brought his bed with him. A gentle film about life, death and forgiveness, starring two of Australia’s best loved actors.

 

 

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