SLINGSHOT

2016 SHORTLIST FINALIST

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SLINGSHOT

Frankie is a 10-year-old kid on summer vacation at a run-down trailer park. When Tayla, a 10-year-old girl, shows a romantic interest, Frankie's holiday becomes a whole lot more complicated. "Slingshot" is an amusing look at modern love through the eyes of one of its latest victims.

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Director: David Hansen
Australia, 2015
7 min
About the director: 
David's films have found audiences across the globe. In 2005, he was awarded 'Best Documentary' from Film Victoria ("High Infidelity") and 'Most Outstanding Graduate Diploma Student' (Victorian College of the Arts). His 2009 film 'Blowback' premiered at the Sydney Underground Film Festival and won Best Political Film. In 2007, David worked as a Director's Attachment on Baz Lurhmann's "Australia," and in 2011 he won 'Best Indigenous Resource' at the ATOM awards for "Anija," a 48-minute narrative film devised in remote Indigenous Australia (using the local Anindilyakwa language). In 2014/15, David worked with a remote village in Sri Lanka to devise a major film project for health promotion purposes. His next film, "Slingshot," won 'Best Australian Short Film' (Academy Accredited) at Flickerfest, the 'Audience Award' at Shorts That Are Not Pants in Toronto, and was nominated for a 'Special Jury Prize' at Raindance. It also screened at the BFI London Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival.
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Writer: 
David Hansen
Producer: 
Michael Ciccone, Margo Lowry, James Meldrum Wright
Cast: 
Ruaumoko Toatoa, Natasha Thompson
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AWARDS:
  • Best Australian Short Film, Flickerfest
  • Staff Choice Award, St Kilda Film Festival
  • Audience Award, Shorts That Are Not Pants
  • Best Australian Short Film, Mudgee International Short Film Festival
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OTHER SCREENINGS:
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
  • In The Bin Short Film Festival
  • Adelaide Film Festival
  • Raindance
  • Carousel film festival of Rimouski
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