SFF Best Shorts

Still from 'Perception'.  Close shot of lead actress in winter clothing with her back against a window full of neon signs. She looks angry. Still from short film 'Perception', winner of the Dendy Award for Best Short, made by AFTRS alumni.

Jun 17 2013

Big congratulations to the AFTRS alumni who worked on the short film Perception which just won the Dendy Award for Best Short at the 2013 Sydney Film Festival!
This year three AFTRS student films were shortlisted for the prestigious award, including:
  • Perception: Written/directed by Miranda Nation (Graduate Diploma Directing, 2010), produced by Lyn Norfor (Graduate Diploma Screen Business, 2010), shot by Bonnie Elliot (MA Cinematography, 2006), edited by Katie Flaxman (MA Editing, 2006)
  • Heaven: Directed by Maziar Lahooti (MA Screen Arts 2012/Graduate Diploma Directing 2009), produced by Andrew Brinsmead (Graduate Diploma Producing & Screen Business, 2012), cinematography by James L Brown (Graduate Diploma Cinematography 2009), editing by Amarnath Jones (Graduate Diploma Editing 2009), production design Ingrid Weir.
  • All God's Creatures: Co-written/directed by Brendon McDonall (Graduate Diploma Directing 2012/Graduate Certificate Screenwriting 2011) and Jessica Paine (Graduate Diploma Screenwriting 2012/Graduate Certificate Screenwriting 2011), produced by Taylor Litton-Strain (Graduate Diploma Producing 2012/Foundation Diploma 2009), cinematography Jack McAvoy (Graduate Diploma Cinematography 2012), sound by Gareth Evans (Graduate Diploma Sound 2012), Eren Sener (Graduate Diploma Sound 2008) and Paddy Boylan (Graduate Diploma Sound 2012), screen design Bethany Ryan (Graduate Diploma Production Design 2012, editing Kelly Cameron (Graduate Diploma Editing 2012) and Mary-Elizabeth Hutson (Graduate Diploma Editing 2012), screen music by Adam Moses (Graduate Diploma Screen Music 2012)
Image: Production still retrieved from the Sydney Film Festival website


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