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Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films

Sydney Film Festival’s short film competition has launched the careers of countless directors, writers, producers, cinematographers and other film creatives in its 55-year history.

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The 10 finalists compete for five illustrious prizes: the Dendy Live Action Short Award; Yoram Gross Animation Award; the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director; the AFTRS Craft Award; and the inaugural Event Cinemas Rising Talent Award. All finalists screen together in two sessions with the filmmakers in attendance.

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