AFI announces non-feature Best Film nominees

The AFI yesterday announced the nominees for the AFI Awards for Best Documentary, Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation.
The nominated films are:
Best Documentary (Awarded to the Producer/s)
* 4 – Joanna Buggy, Tim Slade
* Forbidden Lie$ – Sally Regan, Anna Broinowski
* Global Haywire – Claude Gonzalez
* Words From The City- Philippa Campey
Best Short Fiction Film (Awarded to the Producer/s, with the Director/s at the Producer/s’ discretion)
* Boy’s Own Story – Michael Petroni, Jamie Hilton
* Dugong – Melanie Brunt, Erin White
* Spike Up – Anthony Maras, Kent Smith
* Swing – Louise Pascale, Christopher Houghton
Best Short Animation (Awarded to the Producer/s, with the Director/s at the Producer/s’ discretion)
* An Imaginary Life – Steve Baker
* The Bat and the Butterfly (Dust Echoes 2)- Michael Wagner, Dave Jones
* The Girl Who Swallowed Bees- Justine Kerrigan, Paul McDermott
* The Goat That Ate Time – Lucinda Schreiber
AFI CEO James Hewison says, ‘This robust and diverse selection of short fiction, short animation and documentaries will soon be screened nationally at the AFI Australian Screenings. This work is testament to the ingenuity, imagination and determination of our filmmakers to peel away the layers of our society’.
The nominees were selected by juries of industry professionals and will screen as part of the AFI Australian Screenings, where AFI members vote to select the winners.
The AFI Australian Screenings will be held nationally from 17 August to 16 September 2007.
Details are available on the AFI website at
Nominations in all categories will be announced in late October with the winners presented at the L’Oréal Paris 2007 AFI Awards in Melbourne.
The Australian Film Institute presents the AFI Awards each year to recognise and celebrate excellence in Australian film and television production. Now in their 49th year, the AFI Awards are the Australian Film and Television industries’ longest running and most prestigious awards.
The AFI is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing an active film culture in Australia and fostering engagement between general public and the film industry.

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