IGTV Film Festival Awards Night (See all 5 finalist’s movies here)

Tuesday 11 June marked the celebration of Instagram’s inaugural IGTV Film Festival in collaboration with VICE and Sydney Film Festival.

Filmmakers were given a brief to create a short film of up to ten minutes on the future of Australia of which five finalists from over 100 entries were showcased in a pop-up screening room.

Grace Tan (IGTV) showed us a virus infested world where  everyone’s ability to speak or hear online left us with only one mode of communication – body movement

 

Kerrod Cooper and Darren Luk (FIER) who won, adapted the Greek mythology of Narcissus into abstract imagery of modern day Australia posing the question of self in its reality and perceived digital form.

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Cielo Croci (STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT OTHER) took us to a world where Daniel wasn’t sure whether to propose to his girlfriend and asked his phoned for advice

 

Andrew Yee (YAYALAND) illustrates the struggles of young people where adversity gives birth to imagined worlds of colour

 

Sarah Glaoua (THE GIFT) shows us a world of possibility.  Featuring Matios, a Tasmanian based Ethiopian refugee, this feelgood piece covers his aspiration of playing professional football (soccer).

It was a promising curation of work putting the spotlight on tomorrow’s storytellers in film, uncovering great depth in ideas in a sometimes underestimated social media centric generation.

See other submissions and work entered into the IGTV Film Festival Competition here

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