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Melbourne Airport award winner wins Best Short Film at Berlin Film Festival

Feb 18, 2008

The winner of the Melbourne Airport Emerging Australian Filmmaker Award for 2007, Warwick Thornton, has collected the Crystal Bear of the Kplus Generation (Best Short Film Award) at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival.


Warwick’s award winning film Nana is set in Jay Creek, Northern Territory and is the story of one strong woman who makes sure that community and family come first. Warwick Thornton’s unique voice tells this simple story of outback courage.

After winning the Melbourne Airport Emerging Australian Filmmaker Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2007, Nana was recently screened on SBS TV and won the Inside Film (IF) Award for Best Short Film in November.

The Melbourne Airport Emerging Talent Program enabled Warwick to attend the Berlin Film Festival this year.

Melbourne Airport provides opportunities for Australia’s most exciting new artistic talent to attending some of the world’s most prestigious international arts events, such as the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Melbourne Airport Emerging Talent Program supports the following festivals, events and cultural awards:

MELBOURNE AIRPORT EMERGING AUSTRALIAN FILMMAKER AWARD
Melbourne International Film Festival

MELBOURNE AIRPORT “I’M OFF TO EDINBURGH” AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MELBOURNE NEWCOMER
The Age Melbourne Fringe Festival

MELBOURNE AIRPORT INNOVATOR AWARD
Linden, St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts

MELBOURNE AIRPORT BEST NEWCOMER AWARD
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 

MIETTA SONG RECITAL AWARD

To find out more about the Melbourne Airport Emerging Talent Program including interviews with winning artists visit: www.melbourneairport.com.au/emergingtalent.

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