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Grant Scicluna (born in 1980) is an Australian film director and writer.[1][2] best known for his work on The Wilding which won the Iris Prize in 2012.[3][4] He is a graduate of RMIT University School of Media and Communications in Melbourne.[5]

Grant Scicluna
Born17 September 1980
Occupationfilm director
Years active2006–present

Scicluna directed the Iris Prize short film Hurt's Rescue[6] which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2014.[7]

In 2015, Scicluna made his feature debut with the Screen Australia backed Downriver[8][9] which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival[10] before playing at Toronto International Film Festival,[11] with an Australian cinema release following.[12] Downriver sold to the USA,[13] the UK and Europe.[14]

He frequently works with producer Jannine Barnes.

Filmography (as director)Edit

Year Film Production Company Awards Result
2006 Almost Ready Open Channel Productions
Happening Films
2007 Fast Lane Happening Films
2009 Neon Skin Happening Films National Film and Sound Archive - Orlando Short Film Award Won
2011 Golden Girl Happening Films
Colin the Dog's Fabulous Midnight Adventure and Another Story Staple Fiction
2012 The Wilding Happening Films
Film Victoria
Iris Prize[15] Won
Madrid Lesbian, Gay and Transsexual Film Festival - Best Short Film[16] Won
St Kilda Film Festival - SBS Television Award[17] Won
Melbourne Queer Film Festival - Best Australian Short Film[18] Won
Melbourne Queer Film Festival - Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film Won
Australian Screen Editors - Best Editing in a Short Film[19] Won
Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival - Queer Perspective Award[20] Won
Show Me Shorts - Best International Short Film Won
Australian Writers Guild[21] - Best Short Film Nominated
Berlin International Film Festival[22][23] - Teddy Award Nominated
Berlin International Film Festival - Crystal Bear Nominated
Sydney Film Festival - Best Australian Short Film[24] Nominated
2014 Hurt's Rescue Happening Films
The Festivals Company
2015 Downriver Screen Australia
Happening Films
Film Victoria
Melbourne International Film Festival
Screen Producers Australia Awards - Feature Film Production[25] Nominated
San Diego Film Out Film Festival - Best Film Won
San Diego Film Out Film Festival - Best Director Won
San Diego Film Out Film Festival - Best Actress (Kerry Fox) Won
San Diego Film Out Film Festival - Breakout Talent (Reef Ireland) Won
Iris Prize[26] - Best Actress (Kerry Fox) Won
Iris Prize[27] - Best Actor (Thom Green) Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grant Scicluna". Emerging Writer Festival. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Grant Scicluna". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  3. ^ "AND THE WINNER IS". Iris Prize. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Gay Australian Film Claims World Prize". Star Observer. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  5. ^ "RMIT Graduates reap in the AWGIE nominations". RMIT. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Hurt's Rescue To Be Fifth Short Backed by Iris Prize". Picture Ville. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Hurt's Rescue Makes Debut at MIFF". Kodak in Camera. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Rare screen role for Helen Morse". IF. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Grant Scicluna's Downriver Launches Pozible Campaign". The Low Down Under. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Grant Scicluna's film Downriver weaves dark tales of redemption and release". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Victorian Films to debut at Toronto". Creative Victoria. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Young Australians in Film: Grant Scicluna". Buro. Retrieved 9 April 2015.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Breaking Glass Acquires US Rights to LGBT Thriller 'Downriver'". Indiewire. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  14. ^ "TLA Releasing Downriver". TLA Releasing. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Winners". Iris Prize. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  16. ^ "IT GETS BETTER 'Transgender Movie' Tops Madrid Lesbian, Gay and Transsexual Film Festival". Alt Film Guide. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Past Winners". St Kilda Film Festival. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Screening Details". St Kilda Film Festival. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  19. ^ "2012 Winners". Australian Screen Editors. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  20. ^ "My Queer Career 2013 Short Film Competition Winners". MetroScreen. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  21. ^ "RMIT Graduates reap in the AWGIE nominations". RMIT. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  22. ^ "Media Releases 2012 Four Australian short films selected for Berlinale 2012". Screen Australia. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  23. ^ "The Wilding nominated for Teddy Award at Berlin Film Festival". IF Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  24. ^ "Five Aussie films to get world premieres at Sydney Film Festival". Mumbrella. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  25. ^ "We are excited to announced the finalists in the 15th Screen Producers Australia Awards". Screen Producers Australia. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  26. ^ "Winners". Iris Prize. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  27. ^ "Winners". Iris Prize. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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