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UTS Golden Eye Awards

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Enjoy films by the latest crop of elite student filmmakers for free. The UTS Golden Eye Awards showcases and rewards outstanding films by the latest crop of Media Arts and Animation students. Winning films have gone on to receive prizes and selection at film festivals across the globe including Cannes and Tropfest.

Golden Eye Awards

The screening and presentation will be held on October 11 with over $10,000 worth of prizes to be awarded to students. Audience votes will decide the People's Choice Award on the night valued at $500.

The winner of the 10th Golden Eye for Best Animation was Monkeynaut, directed and animated by Susie Jones. The film, about two monkey astronauts who are about to embark on a space flight from which no monkey has ever returned, went on to win an Australian Screen Sound Guild Award.

Official animation judge Yoram Gross brings more than meets the eye to the 12th Golden Eye awards. The man made the first Australian feature film to combine animation with live action backgrounds in Dot and the Kangaroo.

Golden Eye winner Monkeynaut - directed and animated by Susie Jones.

Mr Gross has directed over a dozen feature films and children's TV series screened across the globe including Blinky Bill and Sarah (aka The Seventh Match) featuring Mia Farrow. Gross believes that telling a good story in animation is important no matter what new technologies are available.

To make a good animated film the tools have changed but the message is the same - you have to have something to say which the audience must understand," said Yoram Gross.

Yoram Gross and Blinky
Yoram Gross and Blinky Bill

Entry is free but places are limited so get there early!
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Why? Enjoy movies for free from the latest film directing talent.
When: The screening commences at 6.30pm followed by the awards ceremony, Tuesday 11 October.
Where: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall
Cost: Free
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