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Yardbird wins Best Australian Film at Flickerfest

21 January 2013 1:41 AM, PST | Encore Magazine | See recent Encore Magazine news »

Short film Yardbird was named Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest. The film was directed by Good Oil’s Michael Spiccia, written by Julius Avery and produced by Jessica Mitchell.

The film had previously been accepted into the Cannes International Film Festival.

The award is Academy accredited which means the film may be entered for consideration to the Oscars.

Avery has written and will soon direct his first feature film Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor.

Meanwhile, Mirrah Foulkes won Best Direction of an Australian Short for her film Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke. It was produced by David Michod and Michael Cody.

The full line-up of winners.

International Award Winners:

Renault Award for Best International Short Film (Academy® Accredited):

Tiger Boy (Italy)

Director/Producer: Gabriele Mainetti

Wri: Nicola Guaglianone

Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation (Academy® Accredited):

Edmond Was A Donkey (France/Canada)

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Yardbird wins 2013 Flickerfest Award for Best Australian Short Film

20 January 2013 2:53 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Michael Spiccia's short film Yardbird has won the 2013 Flickerfest Award for Best Australian Short Film while Italian short Tiger Boy has been crowned Best International Short Film.

Yardbird follows a young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard who takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father. The 13-minute short had its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival (see Cannes interview below). It was produced by Jessica Mitchell and written by Julius Avery, currently set to direct his.debut feature film, Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor, in Western Australia.

Tiger Boy is set in a suburb of Rome where Matteo, a nine year-old boy, is abused by his school headmaster. Only through his relation to his hero,.Italian wrestler The Tiger, can he find the courage to rise against his enemy.

Festival director Bronwyn Kidd said: "We »

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