Ben Mathews' AFTRS short Emily which he wrote and
directed as part of his AFTRS Graduate Diploma Directing in 2010 is
one of five finalists, selected from 51 entries across 29 countries
and will be advanced into competition in the Foreign Film category
in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 39th Annual
Student Academy Awards.
Up to three winners will be selected from this group and brought to Los Angeles to join U.S.-based Student Academy Award® winners for a week of industry activities and social events culminating in an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 9, at Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Emily is the first AFTRS short in 20 years to be accepted into this competition.
The other selected films hail from: The University of Westminster in the UK, The Thomas Stuber, Film Academy Baden-Wüerttemberg, in Germany, The National Film and Television School also in the UK and The International Film School Cologne, Germany.
Several past winners in the student Foreign Film competition have gone on to earn further recognition from the Academy at the Academy Awards.
We are delighted to see Ben Mathews and the entire crew & cast that worked on Emily receive this recognition which can be added to the three previous Academy Award nominations for AFTRS shorts: The Saviour: Peter Templeman, Birthday Boy: Sejong Park and Inja: Steve Pazlovsky
Emily Key Creatives
Writer/Director: Ben Mathews (Current Graduate Diploma Screenwriting and Graduate Diploma Directing, 2010)
Cinematographer: Joshua Flavell (Graduate Diploma Cinematography, 2010)
Production Design: Alexi Wilson & Emma Leslie (Graduate Diploma Screen Design, 2010)
Editor: Liz Deegan (Graduate Diploma Editing, 2010)
Sound Design: Nicholas Tyrrell (Graduate Diploma Sound, 2010)
Music: Jimmy Ho & Christine Tintor (Graduate Diploma Screen Music, 2010)
Producers: Milena Romanin (Graduate Diploma Producing, 2010) and Simon Moore (Graduate Diploma Screen Business, 2011)