Writer and director Jon Bell's debut feature 'The Moogai' and Sally Aitken documentary 'Every Little Thing' make up the Australian contingent bound for the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.
When Tehran-born writer-director Noora Niasari told producer Vincent Sheehan about the time she spent living in a women's shelter during her childhood, on which her film 'Shayda' was to be based, he realised he was being told a "distinctly Australian" story, but one he had never seen on the screen before.
Noora Niasari talks to IF about the making of her debut feature, the Sundance Audience Award-winning 'Shayda', which is screening in competition at MIFF and will close Locarno later this month.
Danny and Michael Philippou's debut feature 'Talk To Me' should attract the attention of genre-focused international buyers, according to Sundance critics.
A quartet of Australian films has made it into the line-up for next year's Sundance Film Festival, with Robert Connolly's 'Blueback', Noora Niasari's 'Shayda', Daina Reid's 'Run Rabbit Run' and Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou's 'Talk To Me' all set to screen.
Macedonian-Australian director Goran Stolevski drew comparisons with filmmakers like Terrence Malick and Jonathan Glazer after his feature debut 'You Won't Be Alone' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on the weekend.