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Garth Davis, Matthew Saville and Emma Freeman honoured at Adg Awards

'Lion' director Garth Davis has won the Adg Award for Best Direction in a Feature Film..

Director Garth Davis has taken out the top gong at the Adg Awards for his work helming Lion..

Davis was presented the prize for Best Direction in a Feature Film by Peter Weir at an award ceremony in Melbourne on Friday..

Lion, which received six Oscar nods and has gone on to be the fifth highest-grossing Australian film of all time at the local box office, is Davis. debut feature. .

Davis was up against Simon Stone (The Daughter), Ben Young (Hounds of Love), Craig Boreham (Teenage Kicks) and Jonathan Leahy (Skin Deep) — each of which was also a first feature..

The award for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature Film was presented to Dan Jackson for In The Shadow of the Hill, while Hotel Coolgardie director Pete Gleeson received High Commendation. The
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Shaun Gladwell, Natasha Pincus, Amiel Courtin-Wilson form Vr collective

  • IF.com.au
Shaun Gladwell and Leo Faber, co-founders of Badfaith. . Producer Leo Faber and mixed media artist Shaun Gladwell have founded Badfaith, a new Vr collective with members based out of Australia, London and Los Angeles.. . Its first project, Gladwell.s Orbital Vanitas, had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival over the weekend. The six minute Vr experience, which places the viewer in the Earth.s orbit, will continue to screen at Sundance this week as part of the New Frontier Showcase. The project is said to set the tone for Badfaith's future endeavours and ethos, which "prioritises creative over the commercial... . As well as Gladwell (The Lacrima Chair, Apology to Roadkill) and Faber, Badfaith consists of video artist Daniel Crooks (Hamilton.s Path, So Long As You Move), writer-director Natasha Pincus (Love.s Labour, Arietta), Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Hail, Ruin) and Luci Schroder (Slapper, Nick Knight.s .Fashion Fetish), Indigenous artist Tony Albert (Unalienable,
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Sundance 2017 Shorts Program

Sundance 2017 Shorts Program
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Come Swim

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Sixty-eight short films will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19–29.

The Institute’s support for short films extends internationally and year-round. Select Festival short films are presented as a traveling program at over 50 theaters in the U.S. and Canada each year, and short films and filmmakers take part in regional Master Classes geared towards supporting emerging shorts-makers in several cities. Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and in partnership with The Guardian and The New York Times’ Op-Docs,
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New Shorts Directed by Kristen Stewart, Laura Poitras & More to Premiere at Sundance 2017

With their feature film line-up now set (see here and here), Sundance have unveiled their 2017 short program, which in past years has included such gems as World of Tomorrow, Glove, and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. This year’s line-up includes Kristen Stewart‘s Come Swim, featuring a score by St. Vincent, as well as Project X, the latest film from Citizenfour director Laura Poitras.

Check out the full line-up of 68 films below, along with the first look at Stewart’s film.

U.S. Narrative Short Films

American Paradise / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Joe Talbot) — A desperate man in Trump’s America tries to shift his luck with the perfect crime in this story inspired by true events.

Cecile on the Phone / U.S.A. (Director: Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Screenwriters: Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Ellen Greenberg) — Overwhelmed by doubt and confusion after her ex-boyfriend’s return to New York, Cecile embarks on
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Sundance 2017: Short Films Lineup Includes Kaiju Bunraku, Dawn Of The Deaf & More

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Sundance Film Festival just gave attendees 68 new reasons to look forward to the January event with the announcement of their short films program that features several titles for genre fans to keep an eye on, including the creature short feature Kaiju Bunraku, the suburban satanic cult-centric Fucking Bunnies, and the post-apocalyptic Dawn of the Deaf.

We have the official press release below with full details, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for our upcoming coverage of the festival.

Press Release: Park City, Ut — Sixty-eight short films, announced today, will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29.

The Institute’s support for
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Sundance 2017 Announces Short Selections, With New Films From Kristen Stewart, Laura Poitras and Many More

Sundance 2017 Announces Short Selections, With New Films From Kristen Stewart, Laura Poitras and Many More
Short film lovers, never fear, the Sundance Film Festival has not forgotten about you. After rolling out their various feature categories, the annual winter festival has now announced their full short film lineup, including narratives, documentaries, animated offerings and midnight chillers. The slate is packed with picks from such diverse filmmakers as Laura Poitras (who will screen her latest, “Project X,” co-directed with Henrik Moltke, at the festival) and Kristen Stewart (who will make her directorial debut with “Come Swim”), along with Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Zachary Zezima, E.G. Bailey and many, many more.

If you’re hoping to find the next big thing in independent filmmaking, start here. Among the shorts the festival has shown in recent years are “World of Tomorrow,” “Thunder Road,” “Whiplash,” “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” and “Gregory Go Boom.”

Read More: Sundance 2017 Announces Competition and Next Lineups, Including Returning Favorites and Major Contenders

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