AIFF20 WINNERS

The Team @ the Australia Independent Film Festival congratulate the Winners of AIFF20.

BEST Australian Short Film

KAPArA Director Steven Hudson (Australia) 10:19

An Indigenous police officer has a date with the devil.

BEST International Short Film

ANNA Director Dekel Berenson (UK) 14:59.

Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.

BEST QUEENSLAND SHORT FILM

Dry Director Melanie Poole (Australia) 9:49

A bed-wetting boy desperate to go to scout camp learns a valuable life lesson from his irascible grandfather.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

FACING THE SKY Director Celine Lochmeier (Switzerland) 03:05

We are all part of one big colorful painting.

BEST Animation

Nothing to say Director Aubry Mintz (USA) 09:35 Animation.

TA Turtle challenges the zookeeper and other animals by not speaking on command to receive his food. By revealing his story to the others, the turtle exposes themes of exile and being a refugee in a land that provides for the body at the cost of the soul.

BEST STUDENT FILM

In Bardo Director Travis Vetier (Australia) 11:32 - Documentary.

His people still in exile, his country forgotten, Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal retraces his stripped past and reminds us of his nation's enduring perseverance through his greatest gift, his voice.

BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER

KAPArA Director Steven Hudson (Australia) 10:19

An Indigenous police officer has a date with the devil.

JURY AWARD

THE TON Director Simon Tait (Australia) 10:54

A journey through the epic love of a 99 year old cricket tragic and an 87 year old sky diving pilot on a veritable collision course with their own sunsets.

CRACK  Directors Jake Leskarac & Sophie McDuff (Australia) 15:35

Douglas Hayes, a drug taking funeral home employee finds himself in a precarious situation after his stash finds its way into one of the bodies, and he’ll do anything to get it back.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Dry Director Melanie Poole (Australia) 9:49

A bed-wetting boy desperate to go to scout camp learns a valuable life lesson from his irascible grandfather.

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