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Live Action Short Award
Subcategory of Sydney Film Festival Awards
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2024

winner form y separately published work icon Die Bully Die Matthew Backer , Drew Weston , ( dir. Nathan Lacey et. al. )agent Australia : Based Film , 2024 28364013 2024 single work film/TV

'When Max agrees to catch up with his high-school bully Adam, who bullied Max for being gay, Max's grudge against Adam begins to manifest in horrific ways in a fancy restaurant because, well, revenge is a dish best served cold.'

Source: Production blurb.

Year: 2023

winner form y separately published work icon The Dancing Girl and the Balloon Man David Ma , ( dir. David Ma ) Australia : 2023 28363283 2023 single work film/TV

'Romance blooms between a dim sum shop assistant and a street performer in Chinatown, who carries them in the safety of his balloon on a rainy night.'

Source: Production blurb.

Year: 2022

winner form y separately published work icon The Moths Will Eat Them Up Tanya Modini , ( dir. Luisa Martiri et. al. )agent Australia : 2021 25088626 2021 single work film/TV

'A woman’s ordinary train ride home at night turns into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a stranger until an unforeseen force is summoned.'

Source: Sydney Film Festival.

Year: 2021

winner form y separately published work icon Peeps Sophie Somerville , ( dir. Sophie Somerville ) Australia : 2020 23435180 2020 single work film/TV

'A peek into the inner world of a group of turbulent teenagers on an after-school shopping trip.'

Source: Sydney Film Festival.

Year: 2019

winner form y separately published work icon All These Creatures Charles Williams , ( dir. Charles Williams ) Australia : Charles Williams , 2018 14004117 2018 single work film/TV

'An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.' (Production summary)