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BIFF 2019 Short Film Awards – Winners Announced

SCREEN QUEENSLAND SHORT FILM AWARD 2019

Roughnut

Queensland, Australia

Written and Directed by Adam Webb and Kyle Thompson

The friendship of two teenage boys growing up in Australian suburbia is strained after a brutal incident of bullying.

 

BEST FESTIVAL SHORT FILM 2019

Raymonde or the vertical escape

France

Written and directed by Sarah Van Den Boom

Stitching 2D and stop-motion animation together, this is a beautiful tale of a fed-up owl. Tired of peas, aphids, dirty panties and digging in her kitchen garden, she longs for sex, love and the vastness of the sky. Having always looked to her faith for answers, Raymonde takes a new approach to liberate herself.

 

BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM 2019

Here There Be Monsters

Queensland, Australia

Written and directed by Drew Macdonald

A young girl trying to escape incessant bullying falls asleep on the bus ride home. She wakes up trapped at an empty bus yard with something lurking outside – something big.

 

INNOVATION IN FORM 2019

Wild Will

Victoria, Australia

Written and directed by Alan King

When the neighbourhood dog catcher William Page is found wandering the streets disorientated, he is brought back to the local police station for assistance. However, the situation soon disintegrates.

 

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE 2019

Minor Key

Spain

Written and directed by Ivan Sainz-Pardo

A tender and colourful portrait of a man disconnected from the world, and his son’s attempt to reach out to him.

 

MOST ORIGINAL VOICE 2019

The Walking Fish

Netherlands/Japan

Written and directed by Thessa Meijer

With a dream to venture into the human world and evolve into the perfect individual, an amphibious sea creature hopes to overcome the boundaries of her body and transform into a human woman. But even among the humans she remains restless.