The Moths Will Eat Them Up: Australia’s short Oscar nomination for 2023?

A slate of wins at some of Australia's major film festivals means The Moths Will Eat Them Up is in the running for an Oscar nom in 2023.

Dynamic female filmmaking duo Tanya Modini (Writer, Co-director) and Luisa Martiri (Co-Director/Producer) are on the ride of their careers with their short film The Moths Will Eat Them Up, which is currently garnering international praise via film festivals around the world.

The short film explores the deep-seated fears women live with every day. What should have been a simple train ride home at night for a woman turns into a terrifying game of cat and mouse, until an unforeseen force is summoned. Moths is a psychological thriller that exposes the terror of gendered violence against women, and how some men choose to be bystanders – stating other men’s violence is ‘none of their business’.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports