Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles curated by Antoinette Starkiewicz

24 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

B

Birthday Boy short film – 2004

This Oscar-nominated short, set during the Korean War, is about a boy who receives an unexpected birthday present with tragic consequences.

Brother short film – 1999

The biography of a brother, his cigarette butts, asthma and head lice.

C

Coruba Jamaican Rum advertisement – 1979

This animated commercial for Coruba Jamaican Rum celebrates the lifestyle associated with the spirit’s origins.

Cousin short film – 1998

The biography of a cousin, his special arm, pet rocks and shopping trolley.

Crust short film – 1987

Surreal antics over dinner are the subject of this animated short film by John 'Hobart’ Hughes.

G

Global Haywire documentary – 2007

Bruce Petty asks Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal and a bunch of cartoon characters if the West has only got itself to blame for its woes.

H

Harvie Krumpet short film – 2003

Adam Elliot combines darkness and humour, tragedy and triumph, Alzheimer’s and living life to the full, so that we may learn more about what it means to be human.

Has Beans short film – 1998

In this animated short film, bullying and revenge lead to annihilation.

I

The Instructional Guide to Dating short film – 2005

This short film contains in-flight instructions for dating success.

L

Leunig Animated – How Democracy Actually Works short film – 2001

This animated short based on the cartoons of Michael Leunig offers a fresh look at democracy and elections.

Living with Happiness short film – 2001

Living with Happiness is a short animation about our inability to embrace happiness without worrying about its demise.

Love Song short film – 1998

In this animated short film, a singing punk rat tries his luck in the game of love.

M

The Mad Century short film – 2000

All you ever wanted to know about the 20th century according to cartoonist Bruce Petty.

Mary and Max feature film – 2009

Across two continents and 20 years, the tragic comedy of life is described through the friendship of penpals, Mary and Max.

Mutt short film – 2008

In this animated short, all work and no play is not an option for a hard-working dog.

N

Nobby’s Nuts advertisement – 1988

This 1988 television and cinema advertisement for Nobby’s Nuts combines animation and live action with great flair.

O

One Man’s Instrument short film – 1989

In this animated short film, a man finds his paradise is literally lost.

P

Project Vlad short film – 1999

This 3D animated short is about the loneliness of the long distance astronaut.

R

Redback short film – 1995

In this playful animated short, a redback spider wreaks the ultimate humiliation on his male tormentor.

S

Serving Suggestion short film – 1998

In this animated short, little Kevin’s rampage at the supermarket goes too far.

Small Treasures short film – 1995

In this animated short, a pregnant woman imagines the worst domestic disasters befalling her unborn child.

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Uncle short film – 1996

The biography of a humble man, his lemon tree, chihuahua and crumpets.

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Ward 13 short film – 2003

This animated short is about the nightmare thrills and spills of a hospital patient.

Winging It short film – 1998

A short animation about a young man who recalls a piece of family lore which helps him out of a potentially tricky situation.