Still from 'Kiss' featuring a young woman and man kissing in the car. Still from 'Kiss'

Jul 4 2012

Your Film Festival is YouTube's new international online festival with $500,000 on offer for the winner and AFTRS short Kiss written and directed by Alex Murawski has made it to the semi-final stage. 

In addition to Kiss three other projects made by AFTRS alumni have also been included in the shortlist of 50 semi-finalists; Damien Power has two shorts in contention, Bat Eyes and Boot and Maziar Lahooti (who is also a current MSA student) has had his short Good Pretender shortlisted.

The projects were selected from thousands of entries and the judges said they chose AFTRS short Kiss for its 'original voice and distinctive storytelling'

The major prize is a trip to the 2012 Venice Film Festival where the Grand Prize Winner will be announced and presented with $500,000 to create a new work, produced by Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender and a world class production team.

Voting closes soon. Go to the Your film festival website now >


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