Australia’s talent in-front of and behind the camera will be showcased to the world at next month’s Sundance Film Festival, with six Aussie films selected to screen at the event.
The six films are Berlin Syndrome; Killing Ground; Casting JonBenet (USA/Australia); Orbital Vanitas; Slapper; and Red Dog: True Blue (the sequel to the 2011 global hit Red Dog).
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason said he was “thrilled” to see Australia’s distinct narratives, memorable characters and spectacular landscapes taking pride of place at such a prestigious international film festival.
“More than ever our local screen industry is part of a global creative economy where Australian ingenuity is highly regarded,” he said.
“Whether it’s family films, chilling thrillers, fascinating documentaries, hard-hitting shorts or cutting edge virtual reality work, Australian stories travel well and so does our talent which is reflected in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival selections.”
Australia now boasts a $3 billion screen industry, with home-grown content earning at least $252 million annually through exports and generating an estimated $725 million for tourism.