Girl Asleep has picked up two gongs at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, including Grand Jury Award and the Futurewave Award for Best Futurewave Feature.
The jury said: “The Jury would like to recognize an ambitious feature debut. Truly original, theatrical, and impeccably choreographed, this coming of age story woke us up. Stylish, quirky but substantive, and with every frame filled with evocative and hilarious detail, the Jury Prize for best film in the official competition of the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival goes to Girl Asleep by Rosemary Myers.”
The nominees for the 17th annual South Australian Screen Awards (SASAs) have been announced.
Among the nominees for Best Feature film is the coming-of-age feature film Girl Asleep, which takes a look at the world through the weird and wonderful mind of a teenage girl with great performances by Australians Bethany Whitmore, Eamon Farren, Harrison Feldman, Danielle Catanzariti and Amber McMahon.
Seven Things You’ll Be Talking About This Year, From The Berlin International Film Festival. “The Germans were rolling in the aisles. The combination of dad jokes, an underdog spirit, dream sequences and elaborate sets of 1970s suburbia pastiche makes a twee but charming package, landing somewhere between Where The Wild Things Are, Garden State and a whacked out Fear And Loathing trip for 14-year-olds.” More.
“Nothing short of rapturous.” More.
“An effervescent yet astute splash of teen life that delights the eyes, warms the heart and tickles the funny bone in equal measures.” More.
“Girl Asleep is an exuberant example of imaginative filmmaking that takes its cues from imagination and talent — with nary a focus group in sight.” More.
Artscope, Paris-based Memento Film Intl.’s new talent label, has acquired international sales rights to “Girl Asleep,” the Australian rites-of-passage fantasy drama that opens Berlin’s 2016 Generation 14plus, one of the festival’s biggest sidebars. More.
The Berlin Film Festival has revealed the first 13 titles in the Generation section. Girl Asleep will officially make its international premiere as part of the Generation Strand. More.
“Girl Asleep is the stylish, formally exuberant debut of theater director Rosemary Myers. This is the latest in a seemingly never-ending stream of play adaptations to hit Australian screens this year, but Girl Asleep is the most fluidly cinematic of the lot.”
The Adelaide Film Festival announced the results of its 2015 Foxtel Movies Audience Awards for Best Feature, Best Short and Best Documentary.
These awards are the people’s choice awards, and the winners reflect the most popular films seen at the Festival, which ran October 15-25 across Adelaide. After each screening, audience members were invited to rate each film.
Most Popular Feature – Girl Asleep, directed by Rosemary Myers, produced by Jo Dyer.