Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has announced the first round of nominees for the AACTA Awards — those in the Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation categories. This year’s ceremony will mark the 7th annual edition since the AACTAs evolved from the Australian Film Institute Awards.
Nominated in the live-action shorts category are The Eleven O’Clock (Derin Seale, Josh Lawson, Karen Bryson), Miro (Victoria Wharfe McIntyre, Fran Dobbie, Amadeo Marquez-Perez), Mrs McCutcheon (John Sheedy) and Slapper (Luci Schroder).
The animation nominees are:
After All directed by Michael Cusack, produced by Richard Chataway
Official selection at Sydney Film Festival, Stuttgart Int’l Animation Festival & Annecy. Cusack won the award for Gargoyle in 2006 and was nominated for Slight of Hand with Chataway in 2013.
Barbara directed by Marieka Walsh; produced by Larissa Behrendt, Michaela Perske & Kiki Dillon
Walsh won the AACTA award in 2013 for The Hunter, and was nominated last year for The Crossing and in 2014 for The Turning.
Lost Property Office directed by Daniel Agdag
Winner of the Robert Mamoulian Award for Best Director and Yoram Gross Animation Award at the Sydney Film Festival.
The Wall directed by Nick Baker & Tristan Klein
Winner of Best Visual Effects and finalist for the Yoram Gross Award at SFF.
The 2016 AACTA Best Short Animation Award went to Angie Fielder, Brendan Fletcher and Del Kathryn Barton for Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose.