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10/7/2000: A hefty 25 feature films (Monkey's Mask excluded - see note at left) are entered for the 2000 AFI Awards, to be presented November 18 at Fox Studios, Sydney. Professionally accredited representatives from guilds and unions will select the nominees in all categories (announced October 18), and the approximately 8,000 AFI members - who will later vote on all the nominations - will have a chance to see the films during a national tour starting August 1.

Films marked with * have been released and are linked to our reviews.

*15 Amore
scr. & dir.Maurice Murphy
Prod. Brooke Wilson, Maurice Murphy
Cast: Lisa Hensley, Steve Bastoni, Domenic Galati

A Wreck, A Tangle
dir. Scott Patterson, scr. John O'Brien
prod. Nicki Roller
Cast: Nick Jasprizza, Rebecca Frith, Anna Lise Philips, Susan Prior, Damian Walshe-Howling

dir. Daniel Nettheim, scr. Anthony O'Conno
prod. Jonathon Green
Cast: Sam Lewis, Jessica Napier, Justin Lewis, Abi Tucker, Luke Lennox

Better Than Sex
scr. & dir. Jonathon Teplitzky
prod. Bruna Papandrea, Frank Cox
Cast: David Wenham, Susie Porter

Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns
dir. John Tatoulis, scr. Tom Galbraith
prod. John Tatoulis, Colin J. South, Dionyssis Samiotis, Anastasios Vasiliou
Cast:Lakis Lazopoulos, Zoe Carides, John Bluthal

Bootmen (Making of)
dir. Dein Perry, scr. Steve Worland (story by Dein Perry, Hilary Linstead, Steve Worland)
prod. Hilary Linstead
Cast: Adam Garcia, Sam Worthington, Sophie Lee, William Zappa, Matt Lee

Chasing Parked Cars
dir: Holly Fisher, scr. Vicky Fisher
prod. Vicky Fisher, Holly Fisher
Cast: Holly Fisher, Caitlin McDougall, Rebecca Macauley, Pip Mushin, Robert Taylor

Chopper (Making of;)
scr. & dir. Andrew Dominik
prod. Michele Bennett
Cast: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, Vince Colosimo, David Field

City Loop
dir. Belinda Chayko, scr. Stephen Davis
prod. Bruce Redman, Red Moves
Cast: Ron Steele, Scott Ferguson

* Cut
dir.Kimble Rendall, scr. Dave Warner
prod. Martin Fabinyi, Julia Overton
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Jessica Napier, Simon Bossell, Tiriel Mora, Stephen Curry and Kylie Minogue

The Day Neil Armstrong Walked on the Moon
scr. & dir. Michael J. Rivette
prod. Michael J. Rivette
Cast: Ron Steele, Scott Ferguson

scr/dir. Paul Cox
prod. Mark Petterson
Cast: Julia Blake, Charles Tingwell

dir. Lynda Heys, scr. Stuart Beattie
prod. Ross Matthews, Mariel Beros, Sharon Kruger
Cast: Russell Page, Rebecca Yates, Paul Mercurio, Martin Henderson

* Looking for Alibrandi ( Making of)
dir. Kate Woods, scr. Melina Marchetta
prod. Robyn Kershaw
Cast: Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi, Anthony LaPaglia, Elena Cotta, Kerry Walker, Pia Miranda, Kick Gurry, Matt Newton

The Magic Pudding
dir. Karl Zwicky, prod. Gerry Travers,(Energee Entertainment)
Animated adaptation with the voices of John Cleese, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Jack Thompson, Hugo Weaving

Mallboy (Making of)
scr. & dir. Vincent Giarrusso
prod: Fiona Eagger
Cast: Kane McNay, Nell Feeney, Brett Swain

* Me Myself I
scr. & dir. Pip Karmel
prod. Andrena Finlay, Fabien Liorn
Cast: Rachel Griffiths, David Roberts, Sandy Winton, Yael Stone, Shaun Loseby, Trent Sullivan

My Mother Frank
scr. & dir. Mark Lamprell
prod: Phaedon Vass, Susan Vass, John Winter
Cast: Sinead Cusack, Matthew Newton, Sam Neil, Rose Byrne

Russian Doll (Making of)
dir. Stavros Kazantzidis, scr. Stavros Kazantzidis, Allanah Zitserman
prod. Allanah Zitserman
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Natalia Novikova, David Wenham, Sacha Horler

* Sample People
scr. & dir. Clinton Smith
prod. Emile Sherman, Barton Smith
Cast: Kylie Minogue, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Joel Edgerton

* Selkie
dir. Donald Crombie, scr. Rob George
prod. Jane Ballantyne, Rob George
Cast: Shimon Moore, Chelsea Bruland

Sensitive New Age Killer
dir. Mark Savage, scr. Mark Savage & David Richardson
prod. John Brousek, Mark Savage
Cast: Paul Moder, Carolyn Bock, Helen Hopkins

Starring Duncan Wiley
dir. Denis Whitburn, scr. Denis Whitburn, Darryl Mason
prod. Julian Saggers, Jason Gooden
Cast: Teo Gerbert, Melissa Bell, Jodie Dry

Walk the Talk (News story)
dir & scr. Shirley Barrett
prod. Jan Chapman
cast: Nikki Bennett, Salvatore Coco, Sacha Horler

* The Wog Boy (Making of)
dir. Aleksi Vellis, scr. Nick Giannopoulos
prod. Nick Giannopoulos, John Brousak
Cast: Nick Giannopoulos, Lucy Bell, Vince Colosimo, Geraldine Turner, Abi Tucker and Derryn Hinch

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The Monkey's Mask

produced by John Maynard, directed by Samantha Lang and starring Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis, was not entered for the awards after the filmmakers agreed that it would be inappropriate, since the film will not be released until early 2001. Maynard says "We would never launch a film with Australia wide [AFI membership] screenings like this." He says the film could be entered in the 2001 awards, after it had been released.

15 Amore


Better Than Sex




Russian Doll

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