Three Australian short films have been selected for the Sundance Film Festival to be held in the US in January 2000.
SLIM PICKINGS is a six minute short animation, directed and produced by Anthony Lucas. Fully funded by the AFC, the short won the Kino Cinemas Award for Creative Excellence in an Australian Short Film at the 1999 Melbourne Film Festival and the Audience Award for Most Popular Film at the 1999 St Kilda Film Festival. SLIM PICKINGS has also screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
DEADLINE is a three and a half minute short drama, written, directed and produced by Nash Edgerton. The self funded short, starring Nash Edgerton and John Polson, has also screened at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Cork Film Festival. DEADLINE won First Place at Tropfest 1997 and Best Video Comedy at the 1997 Sydney New Video and Film Awards.
BURNOUT is a six and a half minute short drama, directed by Gavin Barbey and produced by Libby Sharpe and Liz Farmer, starring Clarrie Thane, Rachel Maza, Julie Martin and Mark Halsted. Funded through the FTO Young Filmmakers Fund, BURNOUT won Best Achievement in Cinematography for Tristan Milani at the 1999 St Kilda Film Festival. The short has also screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.