'CHICKEN' WINS AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY'S FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL AUDIENCE AWARD
Director Alana Hicks' comedy drama CHICKEN won the 2020 Virtual Audience Award, with WINE LAKE, directed by Platon Theodoris and starring Writer and Executive Producer Ailís Logan winning the Runner Up Award.
2020 PROGRAM
Sleepwalking

20 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Melissa Anastasi

A young boy living on an isolated property must help his mother escape his controlling stepfather, testing his loyalties and ideas about the outside world.

Best Original Music in an Australian Short Film, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2019

This Perfect Day

7 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Lydia Rui

Julia, a wayward youth, walks into a music store. This could be the day that changes their life.

Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival 2019

Wine Lake

10 minutes — Drama — Directed by Platon Theodoris, written by Ailis Logan

A chance encounter between a homeless Irish alcoholic and an artistic backpacker results in a most unlikely connection.

Best Actor, Ailis Logan, St Kilda Film Festival 2020

Drum Wave

10 minutes — Drama, Horror — Directed by Natalie Erika James

A young pianist is forced to confront her fear of motherhood when she marries into a remote island community with bizarre fertility rituals.

Best Cinematography, Fresh Flix 2019 

Chicken

10 minutes — Comedy Drama — Written and directed by Alana Hicks

All Barbara wants to do is watch the Simpsons, but her recently migrated mum has just been overcharged at the local shops, and it’s up to Barbara to sort it out. As usual.

Best Direction in an Australian Short Film, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2020

Jackrabbit

9 minutes — Action Comedy — Written and directed by Alex Feggans

Based on a true story. An Italian backpacker stops at a remote gas station in Australia and is confronted with a strange situation.

Grand Prix Nominee, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019

I'm Not Hurting You

15 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by David Vincent Smith

A desperate woman kidnaps and enforces rehab on her younger, dangerous, meth-addicted brother in a last-ditch effort to save his life.

Official Selection, Austin Film Festival 2019

Smile

9 minutes — Documentary — Directed by Harriet McKern & Remy Varga

On the streets of one of Sydney's more eclectic neighbourhoods, altruistic photographer Tawfik Elgazzar creates stunning portraits celebrating community, diversity and the joy of making people smile.

Official Selection, Palm Springs Shortfest 2019

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