AIFF22 WINNERS

The Team @ the Australia Independent Film Festival congratulate the Winners of AIFF22.

BEST Australian Short Film

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RISEN Director Tony Radevski

A young teen struggles to navigate the floating drug world of the west, haunted by a familial past and an unknown future. A lone wolf comes to his defense, but it will take more than friendship to survive.

BEST International Short Film

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JAAGRAN Directors Hardik Sadhwani & Ritviq Joshi

Desperate and frustrated by the stale monotony of his life, Rameshwar, a naive auto rickshaw driver, decides to trade in a good night's sleep for a chance to earn a quick buck, while his family's future hangs in the balance

BEST QUEENSLAND SHORT FILM

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GOOD TIMES and THAT’S OKAY Director Amanda Kaye

A 70-year-old closeted woman must confront her faith as she learns what true love is from a sex worker named Destiny.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

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WE ARE OUR TOTEM Director Mivon Prince-Leyva

An adventure into the Native American culture with Bobby Running fox, a Medicine Man, who shares the beauty of animal spirits, destruction of the planet and why we, as humans, are not the hierarchy after all.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

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MAYALI Directors Robert Sherwood & Toby Finlayson & Victor Rostron

Let the Kakadu Collective take you to their homeland of Jabiru, Northern Territory. Featuring an ensemble of students and elders from the Jabiru Area, and Victor Rostron of the Wildfire Munwurrk band.

BEST Animation

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THERE IS EXACTLY ENOUGH TIME Director Oskar Salomonowitz

Oskar Salomonowitz, a 12-year-old boy had drawn 206 frames of a flip book when he died in an accident. Using the remaining blank sheets, his father continued drawing the film.

BEST STUDENT FILM

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THALLIUM ENTHUSIASTS Director Madeleine Neate

In post-WWII Sydney, the festering city streets are far from the suburban dream promised. An optimistic divorcee hosts a homewares party in hopes to be just like the women she watches on the Television however she soon realizes her local homeware saleswoman, has more than pastel-hued-plastic on her agenda.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

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GOOD TIMES and THAT’S OKAY Director Amanda Kaye

A 70-year-old closeted woman must confront her faith as she learns what true love is from a sex worker named Destiny.