By Simon de Bruyn

Australian animator Luke Randall’s short film Reach is one of 10 finalists in the National Film Board of Canada’s online competition at this years Cannes Short Film Corner.

The National Film Board of Canada, in association with the Cannes Short Film Corner and partner YouTube, presents the competition, which is now in its fifth year.

Filmmakers from all over the world entered by registering their films with the Cannes Short Film Corner, the forum for young creators at the Cannes Marché du film, and audiences from all around the world vote for the winner.

Reach was the Judges Choice winner of the Sydney Festival 09 iinet Get Animated competition, and has since gone onto screen at or win a range of other festivals including The Accolade Film Awards, Southbeach International Animation Festival, DeReel Independent Film Festival and Stinkwater International Short Film Festival.

The film has also been selected for the upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival and Siggraph computer animation festival 09 in an Academy Award qualifying category.

To find out more about Reach visit: www.lukerandall.com

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