Local animation “Sleight of Hand” to open 2014 Season

Barossa Film Club is proud to show our first film for 2014, short animation “Sleight of Hand”, made right here in Adelaide. This is a remarkable 10 minutes of film craftsmanship, recognised internationally for its qualities:

Winner: Gold Award, South Australian Cinematographers Society 2012. (for Jo RossiterACS)
Winner: “Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animated Short Film,” Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2013**
Winner: Animovies Audience Choice Award, International Festival of Animated Objects, Calgary, Canada, 2013.
Winner: Best Animation, South Australian Screen Awards, Australia 2013
Winner: Best Composition, South Australian Screen Awards, Australia 2013 (for Sean Timms)
Winner: Silver Award, Shorts Film Festival, Adelaide, Australia 2013
Winner: Professional Animation Award, Speechless Film Festival, Minnesota, 2013
Winner: Best Animation, Sunset International Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2013
Winner: Best Stop Motion, Savannah International Animation Film Festival, USA, 2013
Winner: Golden Tripod for Specialised Cinematography, Australian National Cinematography Awards 2013 (for Jo RossiterACS)
Winner: “Milli” Award for Best Overall Entry, Australian National Cinematography Awards 2013 (for Jo RossiterACS)
Winner: Best Animation, St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 2013
Winner: Selected for “Best of the NW Animation Fest”, Portland, USA, 2013
Winner: Accolade Competition – Award of Excellence in Animation, California, USA, 2013
Winner: Best Animation, New York City Short Film Festival, USA, 2013
Winner: Best Animation, Indie Spirit Film Festival, Colorado Springs, USA, 2013
Winner: Best Animation, Route 66 Film Festival, Springfield IL, USA, 2013
Winner: Best Animation, Santa Monica Independent Film Festival, USA, 2013
…… and so on – these are only a few of the accolades and honours won throughout the world by this film.
A preview of this film:


Michael Cusack is the Director of Anifex, who made this film and has made a great range of animated films. Browse some of their work on their website http://www.anifex.com.au/