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Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Competition Includes Australian Film ‘Deeper Than Yesterday’

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Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Competition Includes Australian Film 'Deeper Than Yesterday'

Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Competition Includes Australian Film 'Deeper Than Yesterday'

The Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s most highly regarded independent film festivals, has announced its short film competition including Australian film Deeper than Yesterday.

Deeper than Yesterday (p: Benjamin Gilovitz, Sarah Cyngler, Anna Kojevnikov, w/d: Ariel Kleiman) is only one of 15 films to compete in the international shorts competition program. The program is driven by innovation and experimentation, seeking original imagination from filmmaking that transcends the rules of conventional storytelling.

The film has already garnered seven awards on the international film festival circuit this year, including the Jury Award for Best Short Film at Critics’ Week in Cannes and Best Short at the Chicago International Film Festival. The film also won Best Short Film Director at Sydney Film Festival’s Dendy Awards. It is nominated for Best Short Fiction Film at the 2010 Australian Film Institute Awards.

Deeper than Yesterday joins two Australian feature films announced. Mad Bastards (p: David Jowsey, Brendan Fletcher, Alan Pigram, Stephen Pigram, w/d: Brendan Fletcher) will screen in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and feature documentary Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure(p: Sophie Hyde, Matthew Bate,co-p: Julie Byrne, Bryan Mason, w/d: Matthew Bate) will screen in the World Cinema Documentary Competition.

Melbourne-based scriptwriter Dani Valent is another Australian talent heading to Sundance. She is co-writer on the US feature film Here (p: Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, co-w/d: Braden King), which screens in the US Dramatic Competition program.

The Sundance Film Festival takes place from 20–30 January 2011 in Park City, Utah. www.sundance.org/festival

Deeper than Yesterday
www.deeperthanyesterday.com
(20 mins)
Section: International Short Films
Production Company: VCA Film & Television School, University of Melbourne
Writer/Director: Ariel Kleiman
Producers: Benjamin Gilovitz, Sarah Cyngler, Anna Kojevnikov
Supervising Producer: Siobhan Jackson

Synopsis: After three months submerged underwater, the men have become savages. Oleg fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself.

For more information visit www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sundance2011


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