Selected for Nashville: All God's Creatures

Two boys, one in a shark costume Still from 2012 AFTRS student film 'All God's Creatures'

Mar 17 2014

AFTRS student film All God's Creatures, made in 2012, recently won Best Film and Best Direction at this year's My Queer Career Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival Short Film Award.

Margaret Pomeranz, who was on the jury of My Queer Career, described the film as "... a really lovely film featuring very good performances from two child actors. It has a nice story arc."

Now the student film has been selected from 3,100 entries into the Nashville Film Festival taking place in April, an Academy Award accredited festival.

Huge congratulations to all:

- Director: Brendon McDonall (Directing, 2012)
- Writers: Jessica Paine (Screenwriting, 2012) and Brendon McDonall
- Producer: Taylor Litton-Strain (Producing, 2012)
- Cinematographer: Jack McAvoy (Cinematography, 2012)
- Editors: Mary-Elizabeth Hutson (Editing, 2012) and Kelly Cameron (Editing, 2012)
- Production Designer: Bethany Ryan (Production Designer, 2012)
- Location Sound: Gareth Evans (Sound, 2012)
- Post Sound: Alex Francis (Sound, 2012)
- Composer: Adam Moses (Screen Music, 2012)


All God's Creatures went on to garner multiple accolades in 2014 winning the following awards:

- Best Film: West End Film Festival, Brisbane (2014)
- Best Film: Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival (2014)
- Best Direction: Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival (2014)
- Special Jury Prize, Acting: Nashville Film Festival (2014)
- Highly Commended: for Screenwriting at WOW Film Festival (2014)
- Special Mention: for Editing at WOW Film Festival (2014)
- Nominated: ASE Award for Best Editing in a Short Film (2013)
- Silver: ACS Award for Cinematography (2013)

- Sydney Film Festival, The Dendy Awards (2013)
- Flickerfest, Sydney (2014)
- Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival (2014)
- WOW Film Festival, Sydney (2014)
- West End Film Festival, Brisbane (2014)
- St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne (2014)
- Nashville Film Festival (2014)
- BeFILM The Underground Film Festival in New York (2014)

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