APT10 Cinema: Australian Next Wave

04 Dec 2021 – 25 Apr 2022 | GOMA | Cinema A

‘Australian Next Wave’ presents a selection of Australian debut feature films and documentaries made since 2017, reflecting on works by artists who are at the vanguard of local independent filmmaking.

Diverse in tone and content, the films range from ramshackle comedies and unflinching portraits of suburbia’s dark underbelly to period dramas re-examining our nation’s unspoken histories. They present locations as disparate as the sands of Christmas Island (Gabrielle Brady’s hybrid-documentary Island of the Hungry Ghosts 2018), the garish opulence of Sydney harbour mansions (James Vaughan’s droll satire Friends and Strangers 2021), and the harsh deserts of Central Australia (Dylan River’s incisive racing study Finke: There and Back 2018).

The program also showcases a collection of experimental short films and video artworks created for Prototype, a digital initiative established by film curator and scholar Lauren Carroll Harris in 2019.

Further details about the program will be announced soon.


Program curated by Robert Hughes, Australian Cinémathèque.

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