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Alumni Works Shortlisted for AACTA Awards

‘Sarah’s Channel’ | Dir. Nick Coyle

AACTA has announced the inaugural Shorts + Web Fest which will screen a selection of films and series’ shortlisted for this year’s AACTA Awards. Featured among these are several works by AFTRS alumni across the Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary and Best Online Video or Series categories.

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Posted by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) on Monday, July 29, 2019

The Best Short Film category includes Snare written by James Fraser (Foundation Diploma, 2012) and featuring the work of costume designer Laura Anna Lucas (Master of Arts Screen, 2018), Yulubidyi – Until The End directed by Nathan Mewett (Master of Arts Screen, 2008) and edited by Jessie Hildebrand (Master of Arts Screen, 2018; Graduate Diploma in Editing, 2011) and The Egg, edited by Lucas Baynes (Diploma in Editing Fundamentals, 2016).

Documentaries include Woven Threads directed by Michi Marosszeky (Graduate Certificate in Screen Culture, 2012) and produced by Paul Sullivan (Graduate Diploma: Screen Business, 2010) and Saving Seagrass edited by Rochelle Oshlack (Graduate Certificate: Screenwriting, 2010).

Produced by Robbie Miles (Graduate Certificate: Screen Drama – Directing & Screenwriting, 2009) and lensed by Justine Kerrigan (Bachelor of Arts – Film & Television Cinematography, 1996) new ABC iView series Sarah’s Channel has been shortlisted in the Best Online Video or Series. Lift by director Zoe Pepper (Graduate Certificate in Directing fundamentals 2012) and executive producer Chloe Rickard (Master of Screen Arts & Business, 2015) also features in the category as does Robbie Hood, edited by Kelly Cameron (Master of Screen Arts 2017; Graduate Diploma in Editing 2012).

Here’s the full list of shortlisted alumni works.

BEST SHORT FILM
The Egg
Editor: Lucas Baynes (Diploma in Editing Fundamentals, 2016)

Snare
Screenwriter: James Fraser (Foundation Diploma, 2012)
Costume designer: Laura Anna Lucas (Master of Arts Screen, 2018)

Yulubidyi – Until The End
Co-director/co-writer: Nathan Mewett (Master of Arts Screen, 2018)
Editor: Jessie Hildebrand (Master of Arts Screen, 2018; Graduate Diploma in Editing, 2011)

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Saving Seagrass
Editor: Rochelle Oshalck (Graduate Certificate: Screenwriting, 2010)

Woven Threads
Director: Michi Marosszeky (Graduate Certificate in Screen Culture, 2012)
Producer: Paul Sullivan (Graduate Diploma: Screen Business, 2010)

BEST ONLINE VIDEO OR SERIES
Lift
Director: Zoe Pepper (Graduate Certificate in Directing fundamentals 2012)
Executive producer: Chloe Rickard (Master of Screen Arts & Business, 2015)

Sarah’s channel
Producer: Robbie Miles (Graduate Certificate: Screen Drama – Directing & Screenwriting, 2009)
Director of photography: Justine Kerrigan (Bachelor of Arts – Film & Television Cinematography, 1996)
1st AC: Carina Burke (Graduate Diploma in Sound, 2014)
Gaffer: Andy Robertson (Specialist Extension Course Certificate Cinematography, 1996)
Lighting assistant: Gokulchand Mandalapu (Graduate Certificate Screen: Cinematography, 2018; Diploma in Camera, 2017)
Standby props: Belle Blamey (Graduate Diploma in Production Design, 2013)
Director of screen investment: Sally Regan (Bachelor of Arts – Film & Television Producing, 1993)

Robbie Hood
Editor: Kelly Cameron (Master of Screen Arts, 2017; Graduate Diploma in Editing, 2012)