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AACTA invites you to vote for your favourite Short of the Decade!

Six films by Western Australian creatives have been nominated for AACTA’s Short of the Decade with voting open now to the general public! Voting closes Sunday, 18 October 2020 at 5:00pm AEDT (2:00pm AWST).

The past decade has seen the boldest – and most creative – shorts land onto our screens. With 2020 marking the 10th Anniversary of the AACTA Awards, this year, AACTA and MINI are searching for the Short of the Decade.

Presenting a field of nominated and winning films across the Short Film and Short Animation categories, sorted by year.

There are six films by Western Australian creatives nominated

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.`

Watch and vote for your favourite Western Australian shorts on the AACTA website today!



Still from Transmission

  • Director: Zak Hilditch
  • Producer: Liz Kearney

10-year-old Tilly faces some harsh life lessons from her father following a deadly pandemic that’s decimated the world’s population. Most importantly, how to drive.

Vote for Transmission



Still from Karroyul

  • Director: Kelrick Martin
  • Producer: Jaclyn Hewer, Melissa Kelly

An Aboriginal girl, lost and empty after the death of her mother, discovers her past in an unlikely place.

Vote for Karroyul


Mrs McCutcheon

Still from Mrs McCutcheons

  • Director: John Sheedy
  • Producer: Andre Lima, Jenny Vila
  • Writer: John Sheedy
  • Screenplay: Ben Young

Having always felt she was born in the wrong body and now at her third school, 10-year-old Mrs McCutcheon is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from her newfound peers – but a school dance is about to revolutionise it all.

Vote for Mrs McCutcheon



Still from iRONY

  • Director: Radheya Jegatheva
  • Producer: Radheya Jegatheva

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.

Vote for iRONY


Judas Collar

Still from Judas Collar

  • Director: Alison James
  • Producer: Brooke Silcox

In outback Australia a wild camel is captured and fitted with a tracking device known as a Judas Collar. Based on a real life practice, Judas Collar is a scripted, no-dialogue, live action short film that explores the story of a camel used to betray her kind.

Vote for Judas Collar


Yulubidyi – Until The End

Still from Yulubidyi - Until the End

  • Director: Nathan Mewett, Curtis Taylor
  • Producer: Glen Stasiuk

A young Aboriginal man helps his disabled brother escape from their abusive life in a remote Aboriginal community with the aid of a Mamu (Dreaming Creature).

Vote for Yulubidyi – Until The End


About the AACTAs

The AACTA Awards (formerly the AFI Awards) have honoured screen excellence in Australia for over 60 years, since the first AFI Awards were held in 1958.

Held annually in Sydney in recognition and celebration of Australia’s highest achievements in film and television, the AACTA Awards present over 55 awards across two major ceremonies. AACTA also recognises screen excellence, regardless of geography, through the AACTA International Awards, held annually in January in Los Angeles.

AACTA Awards are a world-class marker of screen excellence alongside the Oscars® and the BAFTAs, and are the only Australian industry body to honour practitioners across all crafts and industry sectors, including feature film, documentary, short film, television, online, visual effects and animation.

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