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SHADOW PANIC

25min 16mm experimental drama 1989 

Restored to HD in 2020 using original film materials.

Written, Directed and Produced by Margot Nash

 

Three women's world's collide by chance. A film about internal and external states of emergency, resistence and spirit.

"I am the dreamer, the redhead, I search for hidden treasure: which fragment would yield the gold, which memory would haunt forever?"

 

" I am the investigator, I watch, I record, I collect evidence: little men who get rich quick, this wilful heritage, this aching land."

 

"I am the fool, the hothead, distracted, temporarily unavailable: in love, out of love, searching for love."

 

Three women, strangers to each other, yet their lives seem inexplicably linked. SHADOW PANIC is a short experimental film about internal and external states of emergency, about personal and collective shadows, about resistance and spirit.

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FESTIVALS and SCREENINGS

2022

• Pioneering Women in Australian Cinema from the 80s and early 90s MOMI 

Museum of the Moving Image, New York July 22 to August 14

• Unlearning Australia - Represented in  'It Was About Opening The Very Notion That There Was a Particular Persepective' by Alex Martinus Roe  Artspace and Seoul Museum of Art Dec 14 2021- March 6 2022

2021 

• Cinema Reborn Film Festival, Randwick Ritz screening with The Juniper Tree introduced by Margot Nash

• Screening as part of Feminism in Film, Mercury Cinema Adelaide in conjuction with Alex Martinus Roe exhibition Samstag Museum University of South Australia (Includes Zoom Q&A)

2017

Cinenova London screening curated by Alex Martinus Roe

• The National - New Australian Art Represented in  It Was About Opening The Very Notion That There Was a Particular Persepective by Alex Martinus Roe, AGNSW Sydney
2016 

Green Screen Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

• Between Past and Present: the films of Margot Nash Melbourne Cinematheque ACMI Melbourne

2008

• UWA Vision, Memory, Spectacle - Aust Women’s and Gender Studies Conference

1999

• Films Des Femmes Créteil FRANCE: Tribute to Aust & NZ women.

1998

• Downloading Downunder: Australian Film and New Media Amsterdam

1991

• IMAGES Toronto

1990

• Films Des Femmes Créteil, France

• Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival France

• American Film and Video Festival

• Wellington Film Festival

• Frames Festival Adelaide

• Insight Women’s Festival Canada

1989

• London International Film festival

• Hawaii International Film festival

• Melbourne International International Film Festival

1989

• OTHER PLEASURES Modern Image Makers Melbourne

• Spoletto Fringe Melbourne

• Sydney International Film Festival

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AWARDS

Distribution and DVD sales: Go to Ronin Films

Theatrical release: Australia and UK. Screened theatrically in 1989 in London supporting Chantal Akerman’s feature Toute Une Nuit (1982)

Broadcast: SBS

 

WATCH CLIPS FROM THE FILM

 

Made with the assistance of the CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FUND of the AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION, THE WOMENS FILM FUND and the AUSTRALIA COUNCIL.

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1990

Red Ribbon (Film as Art): American Film and Video Festival

Innovative Award ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards

1989

Best Cinematography AFI Australian Film Institute Awards

Certificate of Merit Melbourne Film Festival

Special Commendation for a New Australian Film Frames Festival Adelaide

Best Experimental Nomination AFI Awards

Finalist Dendy Awards Sydney Film Festival.

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