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AACTA announces first round of nominees

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:28 PM | Anonymous

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the first nominees for the 3 rd AACTA Awards - Australia’s highest screen accolades.

Nominees were announced for the categories of Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film. The Academy also revealed 15 Feature Films in Competition for the 3 rd AACTA Awards; the long list of Feature Films vying for a nomination for an AACTA Award. 

Documentary, Television and Feature Film Nominees will be announced in Sydney, the home of the AACTA Awards, later in 2013. Winners will be announced at the 3 rd AACTA Awards in Sydney in January 2014. 

NOMINEES FOR THE AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION 
• A Cautionary Tail. Pauline Piper, Simon Rippingale 
• Butterflies. Warwick Burton, Isabel Peppard 
• The Dukes of Bröxstônia – Mojo. Stu Connolly 
• Woody. Stuart Bowen, Jodi Matterson




NOMINEES FOR THE AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM 
• The Last Time I Saw Richard. John Molloy, Nicholas Verso 
• Perception. Lyn Norfor, Miranda Nation 
• Record. David Lyons, Dave Szamet 
• Tau Seru (Small Yellow Field). Rodd Rathjen




DETERMINING SHORT FILM NOMINEES 
Juries of respected industry professionals, representing a diverse selection of Australian screen crafts, decided the nominees in these categories. Members of the AFI and AACTA will vote to decide the winners after screenings at the AACTA Awards Screenings (see notes below for more information regarding Screenings).

FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION 
There are 15 Feature Films comprising the long list of films which are eligible to compete in the AACTA Awards. From this list, a short list of Feature Film Nominees will be announced at the 3rd AACTA Awards Nominations Announcement later in 2013. Winners will be announced in Sydney at the 3rd AACTA Awards, January 2014. 

The 15 Feature Films in Competition are: 
• 100 Bloody Acres 
• Adoration 
• Around The Block 
• Blinder 
• Dead Europe 
• Drift 
• Goddess 
• The Great Gatsby 
• Mystery Road 
• Patrick 
• Return to Nim's Island 
• The Rocket 
• Satellite Boy 
• Save Your Legs! 
• The Turning



AFI | AACTA CEO, Damian Trewhella, said: 

“We congratulate our short film nominees announced today, and hope that, as is an established trajectory for many Australian short filmmakers, this nomination for an AACTA Award, Australia’s highest screen accolades, leads to opportunities here and abroad. 

“We are also excited by the slate of films competing in this year’s AACTA Awards. They span many genres, including romantic comedy to horror, and big budget dramas to intimate coming of age stories, and amongst this solid competition we look forward to seeing which feature films Australia’s leading practitioners and producers narrow down to a list of nominees through AACTA Awards voting.”

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