After a recent spate of WA Screen Academy productions screened in overseas film festivals, four more WA Screen Academy productions have been selected for International Film Festivals.

Short Film XO has been selected to screen in the 7th Annual La Femme International Film Festival, held in Los Angeles. The Festival, which focuses on women filmmakers, runs from 13th-16th October. Earlier this year XO screened in the 21st International Student Short Film Festival of Cergy Pontoise (northwest of Paris), the prestigious 2011 Dungog film festival, and the 2011 Heart of Gold International Film Festival in Queensland.

WA Screen Academy’s very successful documentaries Mother’s Meeting and Bubbleologist, and short drama Stuffed have all been officially selected for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) in York, UK and will screen in November.

The short film Stuffed was also invited by the 2011 Branchage International Film Festival as a guest film to accompany the feature documentary Project Nim. It was recommended by the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Bryony Byrne, Marketing Officer of Aesthetica Magazine (UK) said they were really excited about the choice:

“We all absolutely loved Stuffed and so have decided that this film should be the one to be screened at Branchage.”

Stuffed has received a shower of awards and nominations, including winning the Best Tertiary Film for the 2010 ATOM awards, Best Screenplay for writer Magda Wozniak at the 2010 WASA awards, as well as being nominated for an AWGIE.

John Rapsey, Director of the WA Screen Academy, says the success of the films is another brick in the solid foundation the Academy has built for itself:

“Every year we are getting stronger. The international exposure is a testament to the professional quality of the work of our students both in the ideas they explore and the execution of them.”

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