In Summary

  • Three Swinburne student films chosen for screening at WorldFest Houston
  • Nine student films recognised with awards
  • The Film festival runs 8-17 April

The talent and creativity of Swinburne’s film and television students has been recognised at the 49th annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

Nine Swinburne student films won Remi awards and three were chosen for screening at the festival including:

  • Honalee (Platinum Remi)
  • The Man Who Caught A mermaid (Platinum Remi)
  • The Summer Of ABC Burns (Platinum Remi)

Honalee and The Man Who Caught A Mermaid made their world premieres at the festival.

Dr Jeff Bird, lecturer in film and television, said that the university’s involvement in this highly competitive film festival showed the high standard of Swinburne student-produced films.

“The Swinburne film festival program goes from strength to strength, with official selections and awards at numerous local and international festivals. 

“It’s a testament to the high quality of our student output and its attractiveness to American film festivals and awards.

"WorldFest comes off the back of some important local awards, including the Audience Choice award at the St Kilda Film Festival and the Best Tertiary Short ATOM award.”

Running from 8-17 April, WorldFest is North America’s third longest running international film festival.

In previous years Swinburne students have found success at this festival, with students picking up twelve awards in 2015 and film and television graduate Klayton Stainer receiving the top prize, a Grand Remi, in 2014.