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Emerging Filmmaker Fund Shorts

20m Short 2022

I Am Not A Virus

Jacqueline Dixon / Australia / 2022 / 9 min / Documentary

A short-film exploring identity in the face of crisis, discussing pandemic related racism and presenting a heartfelt counter-narrative from three young Asian Australians with strong ties to their community; Elle Shimada, a Japanese violinist, Ngoc Tran, business owner of Shop Bao Ngoc, and Cr Anthony Tran, Australia’s youngest mayor.

How To Build A Forest

Jenn Tran / Australia / 2022 / 6 min / Narrative

Over a century after all humans have left Earth, a scientist returns on a mission to understand how her colony might build its first forest. She reflects on the nature of her task and the complexity of the ecology she seeks to replicate, centering her perspective from Agnes Denes’ land artwork ‘A Forest For Australia’ (1998). What begins as a scientific mission becomes a meditation on place, memory, loss and the weight of progress.


Alice Gilbert / Australia / 2022 / 5 min / Claymation

A claymation that explores the theme of identity. FACADE follows the central character from a quirky cocktail party into an abstract world of imagery, as they shed their layers to reveal different parts of themselves. As each layer is revealed, the film considers the overarching question: who are we at our core?





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