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Name  Elissa Down
Role  Filmmaker

Education  Curtin University
Movies  The Black Balloon
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Awards  AACTA Award for Best Direction, AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Similar People  Luke Ford, Rhys Wakefield, Erik Thomson, Toni Collette, Gemma Ward

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Elissa Down is an Australian filmmaker. In 1999 and 2000 Elissa was nominated for Young Film-maker of the year at the WA Screen Awards.


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Her major works are a number of award-winning short films, Summer Angst, The Cherry Orchard, Her Outback, The Bathers, Pink Pyjamas, HMAS Unicorn and Samantha Stewart, aged fourteen. They have been screened at numerous festivals including Tampere, Locarno Aix-en-Provence, Montecatini, Milan, San Francisco Indie, St Kilda, Brisbane, Revelation, Women on Women, POV and Tropfest. These shorts have also been screened in theatres and broadcast nationally and overseas. Elissa was one of Australia's upcoming artists featured in the In Progress spread in Vogue (2005).

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Elissa Down's first feature film, the semi-autobiographical, The Black Balloon was released in Australian cinemas 6 March 2008. It stars Rhys Wakefield, Gemma Ward, Luke Ford, Erik Thomson and Academy Award Nominee Toni Collette. The Film was partially based on herself and family. The world premiere was at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany in February 2008, where the film received a Crystal Bear as the best feature-length film in the Generation 14plus category. On 6 December 2008 Elissa Down was awarded the AFI Best DIrection in Film Award and AFI Best Original Screenplay Award for the Black Balloon. The film also won the L'Oreal Paris AFI Award for Best FIlm.

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She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Curtin University.

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  • The Black Balloon Winner Best Feature Film - Berlin International Film Festival, Generation 14+ section, 2008
  • Summer Angst Winner Best Actor Female – Tropfest, 2004
  • The Bathers Winner Grand Prix Split International Festival of New Film, 2003
  • The Bathers Winner Best Fiction Montecatini International Short Film Festival, 2003
  • The Bathers Special Mention Youth Jury – Locarno International Film Festival, 2002
  • Her Outback Winner - State ACS Award (Gold) for Cinematography in a short documentary, 2002
  • Her Outback Winner Best Director and Best Cinematographer - Kaleidoscope Short Film Festival, 2002
  • Samantha Stewart, aged fourteen Winner Best Drama and Best Editing - WA Screen Awards, 2001
  • Samantha Stewart, aged fourteen Commended at the DENDY Awards for the under 15 minutes fiction category, 2001
  • References

    Elissa Down Wikipedia

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