A SELECTION of cult features, web series, documentaries, shorts and music videos have been announced as nominees for the 16th annual South Australian Screen Awards.
Feature film One Eyed Girl is among the nominees, already having won the Dark Matters Award at the Austin Film Festival in the United States. It's up against The Infinite Man, which premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW last month.
One Eyed Girl trailer.
There are 17 categories of awards with nearly $40,000 worth of prizes to be won.
Many previous SASA winners have gone on to garner further success:
- Hugh Sullivan won best short in 2005 with Man Janson and his first feature, The Infinite Man premiered to acclaim at SXSW in Austin last month.
- Sophie Hyde won best short in 2007 with My Last Ten Hours With You and took out best Feature Film at last year’s SASAs with 52 Tuesdays, that also won a Crystal Bear at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and her best director in the World Category at 2014 Sundance.
- Ashlee Page won best short in 2011 for The Kiss, and won a Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award at 2014 Sundance.
The Infinite Man trailer.
“With so much screen content available, the South Australian Screen Awards play an important role in recognising the best new talent in South Australia’s screen industry. For more than 15 years the Awards have given the next generation a platform to launch their reputation and careers," said Media Resource Centre Director Gail Kovatseff.
Cult webseries Wastelander Panda trailer.
SASA Gala Awards night will be held on Friday 15th May. A selection of nominated films will be screened at the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide, South Australia from May 16 and 17.