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Success of AFC-supported films - Feb 08

AFC News Feb 08

Congratulations to all the filmmakers of AFC funded/supported films that won at Flickerfest:

  • Nana (d/w: Warwick Thornton, p: Kath Shelper) won Best Australian Film
  • Crossbow (d: David Michod, p: Angie Fielder & Polly Staniford) won the Icebergs Dining Room & Bar Award for Best Direction. It also won the AudioLoc Sound Design Award for Sound Designer Sam Petty
  • Yolk (d/w: Stephen Lance, p: Damon Escott) won the SBS Television Award
  • Play (d/w: Ben West, p: Nicole O'Donohue) won the FujiFilm Award for Best Cinematography for cinematographer Nicola Daley
  • Know (d: Samuel Bennetts, p: Caelin Smith) won the Film Support Award for the most resourceful production
  • One of the Lucky Ones ( d: Wendy Chandler, p: Judi McCrossin) won the Flickerfest IF Media Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film.

  • Skin (w/d/p: Claire McCarthy, p. Mim Davis) and A Common Humanity (p/w/d. Chris Tuckfield, p. Catherine Cresswell) were selected for the Montreal International Film Festival. Skin was also selected for the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

    The AFC funded Podlove films have achieved some noteworthy successes:
  • Lost Without You (d: Fiona McGee, w: Paul Alexandrou) screened at the Madcat Women's International Film Festival in San Francisco, USA
  • Virtual Freedom will screen at the London and Montreal Human Rights Watch International Film Festivals in March and the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film in May
  • Our Brilliant Second Life (d/w: Shelley Matulick) screened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA at the MFA College Night. The film has also been invited to screen at the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival in New York in November. It previously screened at the Dallas Video Festival as part of the Second Life exhibition 2007.

  • Girl Friday (Best Entertainment), The Pure Drop (Best Learning and Education) have been nominated for Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) Awards.

    The Librarians (d/w/p: Wayne Hope; w/p: Robyn Butler) finished its 6-week run on ABC TV on 5 December 2007 with an average of 1,045,000 viewers per episode it was the 10th most popular show on the ABC in 2007.

    4 (d/w: Tim Slade, p: Joanne Buggy and Tim Slade) screened in December 2007 on SBS TV and was released on DVD.

    Black Water has been accepted in to the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival and the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film.

    The feature length documentary Donkey In Lahore (p/w/d: Faramarz K-Rahber; p: Axel Grigor) was selected for competition in the First Appearances section at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.

    Spike Up (d: Anthony Maras, p: Michael Clarkin) has been selected for screening at the Rotterdam, Santa Barbara and Austin Film Festivals.

    Burley! (d: Gareth Cowan & David Edwards, p: Andrew Good) was selected for the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film in the Panorama Program.

    All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (d/p: Louise Alston, p: Jade Van Der Lei) will screen twice at Copenhagen's NatFilm 2008.

    Sacred Ground ( d/p/w: Kim Mavromatis) has been selected into the Pacific International Documentary Film Festival in Tahiti.

    AFC-supported feature documentary Night (w/d/p: Lawrence Johnston, p: Lizzette Atkins) is screening in February.


    AFC-supported short film Yolk (w: Stephen Lance, Cory Taylor, d: Stephen Lance, p: Damon Escott, Sally Madgwick) one of the nine Australian films screening at the Berlin International Film Festival.