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AIFF23 WINNERS

The Team @ the Australia Independent Film Festival congratulate the Winners of AIFF23.

BEST Australian Short Film

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JIA Director Vee Shi 

Ming, a grieving Chinese mother, arrives in Australia to embark on a road trip with a young Caucasian man, Eric to remember her late son. But she soon discovers that Eric was in a romantic relationship with her son, which clashes with her conservative values.

BEST International Short Film

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BIPLACE Directors Pierre Barbier & Léonard Kahn

A psychiatric patient and his imaginary pilot friend have a simple goal of returning to their childhood home to learn how to fly and learn how to die.

BEST QUEENSLAND SHORT FILM

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THE BANK MANAGER Director Madeleine Chaplain

Based on true events. Set in 1932 amidst drought and recession, a central Queensland farmer assembles a team to pull off a bank robbery. But can a few maverick cowboys and a woman named Peach really pull it off whilst keeping it secret in a such a small town.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

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INSPIRE ME Director Sophie Saville

Madeleine Stewart a disabled comedian dives into the murky waters of ‘inspiration porn’ to expose its effect on people living with a disability.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

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DEMOLITION Director Grace Uther 

Powerhouse performers Polytoxic take down the patriarchy with spectacular force as they deconstruct the experience of marginalized people in public spaces.

BEST Animation

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STARSHIP Director Christian Debney

An astronaut fulfills her father's dreams as she takes flight.

BEST STUDENT FILM

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TEACH ME HOW TO CRY Director Finegan Sampson

Unable to tap into his emotions on stage, a middle-aged struggling actor is given one last chance to prove himself, and in turn, takes a class with an acting coach who promises to transform his performance.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

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THE BANK MANAGER Director Madeleine Chaplain

Based on true events. Set in 1932 amidst drought and recession, a central Queensland farmer assembles a team to pull off a bank robbery. But can a few maverick cowboys and a woman named Peach really pull it off whilst keeping it secret in a such a small town.

BEST SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY

The Last Professional Paperboy by Tarryn Lee Gaffney

When a middle-aged professional paperboy loses his job, he must find a new vocation suited to his unusual skills.

SEQ BEST SHORT FILM

GUS Director Elias Geffen

SEQ RUNNER-UP SHORT FILM

PHANTOM PRESSURE Director Karena Darwen

SEQ BEST FILM POSTER

DAWN Director Felix Smith

SEQ BEST SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY

DEATH ON THE RED OCEAN by Ryo O'Loingsigh

The oceans are red, civilisation is no more, and death strolls along a quiet beach where he meets a woman and a child, still clinging to life and making do, no matter adversity they face.

SEQ PEOPLE'S CHOICE

RIDING AGAINST TIME by Maia Weatherstone

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