Aus student film Friends of Mine premiering this weekend at ReelGood

Friends of Mine started life as Andréas Giannopoulos' graduating project at AFTRS, and is now an award-winning short film that you can watch this weekend.

The Australian Director’s Guild (ADG) award-winning short film Friends of Mine is set to have its hometown premiere at the 2023 ReelGood Film Festival, where it has been nominated for Best Short Film and Most Exciting On-Screen Talent for actress Chi Nguyen.

The film – which was produced as writer/director Andréas Giannopoulos’ graduating project from the Master of Arts Screen: Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) – follows Lou, a young essayist, who struggles to express his feelings for his crush Sylvie, while navigating his first paid gig. Meanwhile, amateur director Elena, played by Chi Nguyen, prepares a play to reveal her own feelings for Lou.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports