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Eat Carpet

Eat Carpet was an Australian television series aired on SBS free-to-air television. It premiered alongside other programs such as MC Tee Vee and The Noise. Each hour-long episode consisted of up to a dozen short films shot by independent directors or experimental makers from all over the world.

An estimated 3,000 films ranging from 2 to 24 minutes duration were broadcast over the course of the series, covering all styles and genres, including documentaries, music videos, stage performances, dramas, comedies, interviews and experimental films.

The show was hosted by Annette Shun Wah, who was also one of the commissioning editors along with Eat Carpet's original designer, producer and programmer Pauline Webber. Later producers included Joy Toma and Terry Toaldo.

The original opening titles were created by Bruce Currie and featured an animated version of the character Flacco, created by Paul Livingstone. Eat Carpet ended in 2005 after 16 years. It was replaced by the similarly themed Shorts on Screen.

19892005

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1989 - 2005