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 Short Animation 
 THE CAT PIANO Running Time: 9'
Classification: TBC
SYNOPSIS  

A vibrant city of singing cats is preyed upon by a mysterious, dark figure, intent on performing his own twisted feline symphony.

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CAST & CREW

Producer Jessica Brentnall
Director Eddie White and Ari Gibson
Writer Eddie White
Animator Ari Gibson, Brodie McCrossin, Makoto Koji, Alex Grigg and Benjamin Drake
Editor Jeremy Hill-Brooks
Sound Tom Huezenroeder and Robert Mackenzie
Composer Benjamin Speed
Production Designer Jason Pamment
Cast Nick Cave (Narrator)

2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Nominations Announcement
  • AFI Award for Best Short Animation
Viewing Opportunities
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Melbourne Melbourne Screenings info
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Sydney Sydney Screenings info
  • Available for all AFI Members to view online via AFI TV



 CHICKEN OF GOD Running Time: 9'
Classification: TBC
SYNOPSIS  

On a drought-ravaged vineyard, Yirri is about to kill his last chicken. He’s stopped by his wife, Teresa, who claims the chicken’s comb resembles the face of Jesus. Bizarre miracles start to happen, but Yirri and Teresa look a gift chicken in the mouth, with disastrous results of biblical proportions.

Chicken of God Still
CAST & CREW

Producer Jodi Satya and Frank Woodley
Director Frank Woodley
Writer Frank Woodley and Clem Stamation
Animator Clem Stamation
Sound Erin McKimm
Composer Mal Webb
Cast Frank Woodley (Yirri) and Irene Guzowski (Teresa)

2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Nominations Announcement
  • AFI Award for Best Short Animation
Viewing Opportunities
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Melbourne Melbourne Screenings info
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Sydney Sydney Screenings info
  • Available for all AFI Members to view online via AFI TV



 THE NOT-SO-GREAT EUGENE GREEN Running Time: 13'
Classification: TBC
SYNOPSIS  

Eugene is a strange elderly man with a simple dream - to entertain his world through the art of vocal sound effects. The trouble is that he only possesses a very small repertoire. Repeatedly rejected by the people around him, Eugene meets Madeleine, an equally strange woman, who shares his sense of humour. But when Madeleine disappears from his life, Eugene realises just how alone he really is. At the depth of his alienation, Eugene is involved in an accident which changes his life... and his repertoire.

Not so great Eugene Still
CAST & CREW

Producer Melanie Brunt
Director Michael Hill
Writer Michael Hill and Jamie Messenger
Animator Michael Hill, Peter Lowey and Juan Serrano
Editor Jeremy Parker
Sound Markus Kellow and Doron Kipen
Composer Jamie Messenger
Cast Ben Burt (Eugene) and Amanda Levy (Madeleine)

2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Nominations Announcement
  • AFI Award for Best Short Animation
Viewing Opportunities
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Melbourne Melbourne Screenings info
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Sydney Sydney Screenings info
  • Available for all AFI Members to view online via AFI TV



 REACH Running Time: 4'
Classification: TBC
SYNOPSIS  

A tiny robot is given the gift of life with only one limitation, the length of his power cable. When a curious bird appears at the workshop window, his lust to live outside of his reach may be his demise.

Reach Still
CAST & CREW

Producer Luke Randall
Director Luke Randall
Writer Luke Randall
Animator Luke Randall

2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Nominations Announcement
  • AFI Award for Best Short Animation
Viewing Opportunities
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Melbourne Melbourne Screenings info
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Sydney Sydney Screenings info
  • Available for all AFI Members to view online via AFI TV


 Short Fiction Film 
 BURN Running Time: 34'
Classification: TBC
SYNOPSIS  

In this groundbreaking drama from Community Prophets, 11 young adults from the inner-city streets of Sydney, improvise a confronting film about 16 year old Tee Samuelu, whose life spins out of control when he seeks acceptance from older gang members. A searing exploration of youth identity and the dangerous rise of group offending.

Burn Still
CAST & CREW

Producer Anna Kaplan
Director David Selvarajah Vadiveloo
Writer David Selvarajah Vadiveloo
Cinematographer Bonnie Elliott
Editor Peter Carrodus ASE
Sound Will Sheridan, Leigh Ryan and Dale Cornelius
Production Designer Luc Anthony
Cast Ali Haidar (Kassem)
Young Actor Sene Auelua (Tee)

2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Nominations Announcement
  • AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film
Viewing Opportunities
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Melbourne Melbourne Screenings info
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Sydney Sydney Screenings info
  • Available for all AFI Members to view online via AFI TV



 LIEBERMANS IN THE SKY Running Time: 18'
Classification: TBC
SYNOPSIS  

Liebermans In The Sky is an offbeat comedic journey through fatherhood, waterbeds and Cabalistic folklore. It is the story of Alan Lieberman, beleaguered waterbed salesman, on the worst day of his life. It is a story about failure and one man's journey towards realizing that, like levitation, there are some things in life we cannot achieve. Sometimes falling is just the way of the world.

Liebermans Still
CAST & CREW

Producer Jessica Redenbach
Director Richard Vilensky
Writer Richard Vilensky
Cinematographer Zoe White
Editor Scott Walmsley
Sound Roger Middenway
Composer Pete Neville

2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Nominations Announcement
  • AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film
Viewing Opportunities
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Melbourne Melbourne Screenings info
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Sydney Sydney Screenings info
  • Available for all AFI Members to view online via AFI TV



 MIRACLE FISH Running Time: 18'
Classification: TBC
SYNOPSIS  

8 year old Joe has a birthday he will never forget. After friends tease him, he sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.

Miralce Fish Still
CAST & CREW

Producer Drew Bailey
Director Luke Doolan
Writer Luke Doolan
Cinematographer Brad Shield
Editor Luke Doolan
Sound François Tétaz, Mel Pesa, Richard Teague, Sam Petty and William Ward
Composer François Tétaz
Production Designer Helen Frank
Costume Designer Helen Frank
Make Up Kaori Harigae and Megan Chassay
Visual Effects Mike Seymour
Cast Brendan Donoghue (Man), Tara Morice (Mum)
Young Actor Karl Beattie (Joe)

2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Nominations Announcement
  • AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film
Viewing Opportunities
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Melbourne Melbourne Screenings info
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Sydney Sydney Screenings info
  • Available for all AFI Members to view online via AFI TV



 WATER Running Time: 18'
Classification: TBC
SYNOPSIS  

Toby yearns for a life like any other eight-year-old kid. But his mentally disabled father is a constant reminder that life for Toby, will never be normal.

Water Still
CAST & CREW

Producer Sarah Shaw
Director Corrie Jones
Writer Corrie Jones, Sarah Shaw and Ian Meadows
Cinematographer Andrew McLeod
Editor Stephen Carroll
Sound Liam Egan
Production Designer Emma Fletcher
Cast Adam Booth (Sean) and Ian Meadows (Ryan)
Young Actor Adam Lowrie (Toby)

2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Nominations Announcement
  • AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film
Viewing Opportunities
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Melbourne Melbourne Screenings info
  • AFI Awards Screenings, Sydney Sydney Screenings info
  • Available for all AFI Members to view online via AFI TV
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