Flinders stars again at SA Screen Awards

Sarah Schwab's film is one of the movies up for an award tomorrow night.
Sarah Schwab’s production, ‘The Boy and the Fish’, is one of the works up for an award tomorrow night.

Flinders University is leading the way yet again at the South Australian Screen Awards, with close to 20 current and former students and alumni nominated for gongs at the black tie event in Adelaide.

The sheer number of nominations further reinforces Flinders’ reputation as a key driver and contributor to South Australia’s increasing national and international footprint in the screen and media industry.

Internationally recognised titles including One Eyed Girl, Too Dark, Wastelander Panda and  The Infinite Man are among the productions associated with Flinders grads this year.

The University is also sponsoring one of the top categories, The Short Film Award, which is the last award presented on the night.

Dr Alison Wotherspoon, Head of Screen and Media at Flinders University, said such a comprehensive showing reinforced Flinders’ position as a state leader in the arts.

“The department of Screen and Media is extremely proud of the large number of Flinders students and graduates nominated in many of the categories in this year’s SASAs,” said Dr Wotherspoon.

“We have first year BCA screen student, Gere Fuss, nominated in the same comedy category as Sean Lahiff, who graduated in the first BCA intake in 2005.

“The SASAs provide a wonderful opportunity for the work of both emerging and experienced screen practitioners to have their work celebrated and awarded.

“The nominations range from feature film direction and producing to web series and from cinematography to production and sound design.

“We wish all of the Flinders nominees all the very best for tomorrow night.“

As South Australia’s highest film accolades, the South Australian Screen Awards (SASAs) play a pivotal in recognising the best new talent in South Australia’s screen industry.

This year’s event, which will be held  tomorrow evening at the Mercury Cinema, will be hosted by SBS Movies’ Sandy George.

The full list of Flinders nominations are:

Best Short Film: Too Dark, Director Sean Lahiff

Best Feature Film: One Eyed Girl, Director Nick Matthews, Production David Ngo; The Infinite Man, Director Hugh Sullivan, Production Sandy Cameron

Best Web Series: Wastelander Panda, Director Victoria Cocks, Production Kirsty Stark; The Boy and Fish, Director/Production, Sarah Schwab

Best Comedy: Too Dark, Director Sean Lahiff, Fresh Clippings, Gere Fuss

Best Drama: Injury Time, Director Jack Sheridan

Best Cinematographer: Nima Nabili Rad, Criticism; Vivyan Madigan, Wastelander Panda – Exile; Tim Hodgeson, The Pines; Nima Nabili Rad, Too Dark

Best Director: Victoria Cocks, Wastelander Panda – Exile; Sean Lahiff, Too Dark

Best Editor: Sean Lahiff, Too Dark; Veronica Buhagiar, The Little Girl; David Scarborough

Wasterlander Panda – Exile

Best Production Design: Hannah Sitters, The Little Girl

Best Sound Design: Lisa Webster, The Little Girl; Sean Lahiff, Too Dark

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