The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has today revealed the first nominees for the 7th AACTA Awards. Nominees were announced in two categories: Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation.
MIRO Directed by Victoria Wharfe McIntyre and starring Linsten Morris Actor Bill Thompson has been nominated for ‘BEST SHORT FICTION FILM’.
MIRO is a World War II Aboriginal western starring other AACTA award-nominated actors Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab to Darwin) and Aaron McGrath (Jasper Jones), whilst also bringing a second nomination to writer and director Victoria Wharfe McIntyre. She was previously nominated in this category for The Telegram Man.
A full list of nominees can be found below. The rest of the nominees will be announced later this year, with winners announced at a gala ceremony in December.
AACTA AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION FILM NOMINEES
- THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK Derin Seale, Josh Lawson, Karen Bryson
- MIRO Victoria Wharfe McIntyre, Fran Dobbie, Amadeo Marquez-Perez
- MRS MCCUTCHEON John Sheedy, Andre Lima, Jenny Vila
- SLAPPER Luci Shroder, Jason Byrne, Michael Latham, Stephanie Westwood