Julius Avery wins second place prize in Cannes

May 27, 2008

Local Melbourne filmmaker and Renegade films cohort, Julius Avery, took out the second highest prize for a short film at the Cannes 2008 Film Festival, with Jerrycan, produced by Stuart Parkyn and Associated Produced by Joe Connor. First prize went to short Megatron by Marian Crisan. Congratulations are in order to Julius and team on winning such a high award.

It’s good to see an Australian film take an award at Cannes, breaking the drought of Australia’s general acceptance and recognition at the festival. See photo below, Avery is on the left.

You can see a trailer for Jerrycan here.

It will premiere locally at MIFF 2008.

See a list of the Official Winners at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival here.

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