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Australians at Festivals

Eight Australian projects will screen at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale, 20 Feb - 1 March 2020).These include two feature films (H is for Happiness, directed by John Sheedy, written by Lisa Hoppe; and High Ground, directed by Stephen Maxwell Johnson, written by Chris Anastassiades). There are also two ABC television series: Stateless, directed by Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse, written by Elise McCredia and Belinda Chayko; and Mystery Road Series 2, directed by Wayne Blair and Warwick Thornton, written by Blake Ayshford, Steven McGregor, Tim Lee, Kodie Bedford, Danielle MacLean). The four short films screening at the Berlinale are: Elders (directed by Tony Briggs, written by Tracey Rigden), Girl and Body (written and directed by Charlotte Mars), Grevillea (written and directed by Jordan Giusti), and The Flame (directed by Nick Waterman, written by Dayannah Baker Barlow, Tyrese Fernando, Paul Spearim, Connie Taylor, Lance Whitton Jr, Megan Washington & Nick Waterman).


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