AACTA curates program of Asian films for Vivid

07 May, 2019 by Staff Writer

AACTA has curated a collection of 18 short films from the Asian region to be screened as part of Vivid Sydney.

Titled Northern Voices, the collection includes work from China, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, and the Philippines.

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The screening, to be held June 4, will be hosted by Oscar winning short filmmaker Adam Elliot.

Among the films will be the Oscar winning Bao, directed by Domee Shi; Life Smartphone, which was shortlisted for both the Oscars and the Student Academy Awards; Venice Film Festival Orizzonti finalist Monkey; Dolls With Attitude, directed by Naoya Yamaguchi; Shuichi Bamba’s Tokyo Ondo – Beats and Temperatures; Nathan Bringuer’s Slingshot (Tirador) and Chang Gao’s Again. 

“We are thrilled to present this showcase of incredible short films from our neighbouring film industries in Asia,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella. “The growing Asian diaspora and the surge of new content distribution methods are seeing a fast-growing audience interest in Asian film, and ‘Northern Voices’ gives audiences in Australia the opportunity to see some of the best Asian short films on the big screen.”

Event details:

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Venue: Event Cinemas George Street
Tickets go on sale at 9:00am AEST on Monday 6 May from www.aacta.org.
General public – $15
Student concession – $10
AFI | AACTA members – $10

Tickets are now on sale via www.aacta.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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