Australia's success on the international festival circuit is continuing with the selection of two films into the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, which has announced its 2008 program.
Chainsaw (d: Dennis Tupicoff) has been selected to screen in the International Competition, while Lucille (d: Tali Gal-on) will screen in the Children's and Youth Film Competition.
Both directors are gaining significant international screenings: Chainsaw has been selected for numerous festivals including the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June; and another short film from director Tali Gal-on, Crooked, has also been selected to screen at Annecy.
The Oberhausen festival is the longest standing international short film competition in the world. This year it runs 1-6 May.
Production Company: Jungle Pictures Pty Ltd
Director/Writer: Dennis Tupicoff
Producers: Fiona Cochrane, Dennis Tupicoff
Sales: Jungle Pictures Pty Ltd
Finance: Australian Film Commission, Film Victoria, SBS Independent
Cast: Luke Elliot, Anni Davey, Adam Pierzschalski, Nina Landis, David Cameron
Frank and Ava face the reality behind romance and celebrity, machismo and chainsaws.
(5 min 25 sec)
Production Company: Victorian College of the Arts
Director/Writer: Tali Gal-on
Producer: Robert Stephenson, Paul Fletcher.
Sales: VCA School of Film and Television
Cast: Gerard Lane, Carl Nilsson-Polias, Matt Lewin
A young girl encounters hostile territory when she enters a guitar shop for the first time, colliding with the store owner - a self-obsessed, aging rocker.