John Harvey’s 'Katele (Mudskipper)' has again been crowned Best Australian Short, this time at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced the nominees and juries for the Blackmagic Design Australian Innovation Award and the inaugural First Nations Film Creative Award.
South Australian filmmakers Travis Akbar, Tammy Coleman-Zweck, and Adam Jenkins will receive production grants of up to $45,000 and $10,000 of Panavision film equipment hire for their short film projects as part of the South Australian Film Corporation’s First Nations Short Film Initiative.
Jub Clerc's 'Sweet As' took home the Crystal Bear in the Berlin Film Festival Generation Kplus competition over the weekend, while short film 'Marungka tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black)' won the Silver Bear Jury Prize and Rolf de Heer's 'The Survival of Kindness' collected the top critics’ award, the FIPRESCI Prize.
Danny and Michael Philippou's debut feature 'Talk to Me' is shaping up to have quite the international festival run, due to make its European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. Also announced for the festival is short 'Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black)', created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch and artist Matthew Thorne.
Three short films from emerging filmmakers - 'Last Meal', 'Dipped in Black' and 'The Last Elephant on Earth' - have been backed by a joint initiative between the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Adelaide Film Festival and Panavision.