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AACTA short film award nominees announced
Written by
Nick Dent

The AACTA Awards, Australia's answer to the Oscars, are not until December, but they've already announced the nominees in two categories: Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation. 

The nominees will be screening in August at a new event titled AACTA Shorts Fest. 

So who's nominated? For Best Short Fiction Film it's:

- 'All These Creatures', which won Charles Williams the Palme D’Or in Cannes
- 'Judas Collar', which had its world premiere earlier this year at Sydney Film Festival
- 'Nursery Rhymes', which won the Sydney Film Festival 2018 Rouben Mamoulian Best Director Award
- 'Tangles and Knots', starring Odessa Young and Leeanna Walsmann

The nominees for Best Short Animation are:

- 'Irony' by Radheya Jegatheva, which has won 66 Awards and been selected for 156 film festivals worldwide
- 'Lost and Found', the Sydney Film Festival’s 2018 Yoram Gross Animation Award winner 
- 'Monster's Playground', a clay animation narrated by Claudia Karvan
- 'Peepin'', by University of Technology Sydney students Haein Kim and Paul Rhodes

Here's the catch: to attend AACTA Shorts Fest you have to be member of AACTA. But if you are a member you get to see all the AACTA nominated films (including features) for free. 

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