Two Australian films have won three prizes at the 1999 Cannes International Film Festival. The prizes were announced last night in Cannes.
Nadia Tass' Amy has won the Prix de la Jeunesse - which Strictly Ballroom won in 1992 - and the education prize, Le Prix Cinecole, which is judged by teachers who come from across France to see films at the Festival. Amy won around 90% of their votes and will now be included in the senior high school curriculum in France. The prize was presented by the French Minister for Education and Culture.
Siam Sunset, directed by John Polson and produced by Al Clark, won the Rail d'Or - a popularist prize awarded to a film in Critics' Week.