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Success of AFC-supported films - May 08

AFC News May 08

Congratulations to all the filmmakers whose AFC-funded / supported films have recently won awards or been selected for screening at other festivals around the world:

  • Jerrycan (p: Stuart Parkin, d/w: Julius Avery) has been accepted to screen in the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in the short film category. Jerrycan tells the story of five bored kids with nothing to do who decide to blow something up. Paper, scissors, rocks seels the fate of Nathan, who risks everything after he is bullied into making a life and death decision.

  • All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (d/p: Louise Alston, p: Jade Van Der Lei) received the Audience Choice Award at the London Australian Film Festival.

  • Chainsaw a 15-minute animated film (d: Dennis Tuppicoff, p: Fiona Cochrane) has been invited to the Annecy International Animation Festival, Stuttgart International Animation Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival.

  • Sacred Ground (d/w/p: Kim Mavromatis) won the major award at the 2008 Global Green Indigenous Film Festival in New Mexico and has been selected to screen at the 2008 International Film Festival England and the at the Reel Earth Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival, New Zealand.

  • The Funk (d/w/p: Cris Jones) has been invited into the St Kilda Short Film Festival.

  • Donkey in Lahore (p/d: Faramarz K-Rahber, ep: Mark Chapman) has been selected for the 7th Annual Treibeca Film Festival in New York.

  • The Girl Who Swallowed Bees has been invited into the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

  • Burley (p: Andrew Goode, d: Gareth Cowan, w: Dale Edwards) has been invited to compete at the Algarve International Film Festival in Portugal.

  • Spike UP (p: Michael Clarkin, d: Anthony Maras) won the Platinum Remi Award for Best Short Film at the 2008 WorldFest in Houston. It has also been selected to screen at the closing night of "The Golden Nights of Short Films" in Paris in July.

  • Left Ear (d: Peter Rasmussen, d/w: Lech Mackiewicz) has been selected for the IndieLisboa Film Festival in Portugal.

  • Searching for Sandeep (d: Poppy Stockell) has been nominated for a Banff World Television Award and will screen at the Canadian International Documentary Festival.

  • Hush (p: Kath Shelper, d: Dena Curtis) has won the best foreign short film at the Festival International de films de femmes de Creteil.

  • 4 (p/d: Tim Slade, p/w: Joanna Buggy) has been nominated for a Banff World Television Award and won a gold award at the Hugo Television Awards in the US.

  • Rachel: A Perfect Life (p/d: Fiona Cochrane, p: Debra Annear) was a finalist at the New York Awards, won an Honourable Mention at the Accolade Awards and won a gold award at the Hugo Television Awards in the US.

  • Directions (d: Kasimir Burgess, p: Chris Kamen) has been selected to screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

  • Sweet & Sour won a Golden Monkey Award at the 4th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou.

  • 'Casualties of War (d: Jeni Lee, p: Rebecca Summerton, Sarah Wishart) screened on the ABC on ANZAC day.

    AFC-supported film Jerrycan (p: Stuart Parkin, d/w: Julius Avery) is one of the two Australian short films selected to screen at Cannes 08.


    Documentary Sacred Ground (d/w/p: Kim Mavromatis) has been enjoying continued international success.


    4 (p/d: Tim Slade, p/w: Joanna Buggy) has been nominated for a Banff Award and won gold at the Hugo Television Awards.


    Hush (p: Kath Shelper, d: Dena Curtis) won best foreign short film at the Festival International de films de femmes de Creteil (photo: Mark Rogers).


    Left Ear (d: Peter Rasmussen, d/w: Lech Mackiewicz) has been selected for the IndieLisboa Film Festival in Portugal.


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