Australian Mongrel

Australian Mongrel
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An animated short made with artist/cartoonist Rocco Fazzari.

Australia decides if outsiders can stay based on their ‘mode of arrival’. This film asks strangers on trains: “How did you get here?” Many answer with the station they hopped on. Others, used to being perceived as not ‘Australian’, tell stories about the danger, heartbreak and hope of arriving here.

TEDx Tipping Point film festival, official selection, 2023

Love, Art and Revolution Film Festival, Short film category, official selection 2023

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, animated documentary category, winner best Australian short documentary and Winner Supreme Jury Prize, 2023

San Diego Latino Film Festival, USA, Migrant Voices Today Film Challenge category Finalist 2023

Multicultural Film Festival, Melbourne, Best Short Non-Fiction Film Category, Winner Open Category, 2023

Canberra Short Film Festival, Documentary category, official selection, 2023.

Animate – Australia Animation Film Festival, Documentary category, Finalist 2024

Adelaide Independent Film Festival, Micro-short Film category, official selection 2023

Blue Heeler Film Festival, short documentary category, official selection 2023

Newcastle International Film Festival Short Film Festival, Super Short category, official selection award winner-honourable mention.2023