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Best Screenplay in Short Film
Subcategory of Australian Film Institute Awards
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Winners

2010 winner form y separately published work icon Deeper Than Yesterday Ariel Kleiman , ( dir. Ariel Kleiman ) Australia : 2009 Z1691597 2009 single work film/TV thriller
2009 winner form y separately published work icon Miracle Fish Luke Doolan , ( dir. Luke Doolan ) Australia : Druid Films Blue Tongue Films Qoob , 2009 Z1645417 2009 single work film/TV 'Eight 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.' Source: Australian Film Institute website, www.afi.org.au (sighted: 11/11/09)
2008 winner form y separately published work icon The Ground Beneath Rene Hernandez , ( dir. Rene Hernandez ) Australia : Passion Pictures Australia , 2008 Z1662499 2008 single work film/TV
2006 winner form y separately published work icon Stranded Kathleen O'Brien , ( dir. Stuart McDonald ) Balaclava : Crice Films , 2005 Z1340168 2005 single work film/TV humour

'How long does it take before the abnormal seems normal? Death, love and family values are all up for renegotiation in this black comedy about a girl trying to start a new life after the loss of her mother.'

Source: Australian Film Commission website, http://www.afc.gov.au/
Sighted: 12/12/2006

2005 winner form y separately published work icon Jewboy Tony Krawitz , ( dir. Tony Krawitz ) 2005 Australia : Porchlight Films , 2005 Z1189274 2005 single work film/TV

'After the death of his father, Yuri returns from Israel to the strict Chasidic community of Sydney. Losing his faith in Judaism, he rejects his former girlfriend Rivka and starts driving taxis. He falls for Sarita and in his grieving state takes much more from their budding friendship than she does. In his confused search for intimacy he ends up in some of the least intimate spaces, like porn shops and peepshows. Jewboy is a film about a young man's search for his place in the world, his family and his faith.'

Source: Publisher's synopsis.

1995 winner form y separately published work icon The Beat Manifesto Tony McNamara , Mat Schulz , Daniel Nettheim , ( dir. Daniel Nettheim ) North Ryde : Australian Film Television and Radio School , 1994 Z1305515 1994 single work film/TV humour A story of a young man who leaves the bush and his father's sheep station to search for beat poetry in the big city.
1993 winner form y separately published work icon Just Desserts Monica Pellizzari , ( dir. Monica Pellizzari ) Australia : NRG Films , 1993 Z1281128 1993 single work film/TV humour

A humorous account of the development of Maria Stroppi's sexuality through food. Set in suburban Australia during the 1970s, the film deals with fragments of Maria's memories of growing up in an Italian-Catholic family.

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