Fest prizes for Satellite Boy, Abalone
Catriona McKenzie’s Satellite Boy has won the best feature drama prize at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.
Write-director Tracey Rigney’s short film Abalone was named the best short film at the festival, which celebrates the latest works by Indigenous people in film, video, radio and new media.
Produced by Rhea Stephenson through Screen Australia Indigenous department’s black short film initiative, Abalone looks at the complexities of life in the streets for Ted, a beggar who exchanges jokes for spare change
Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road opened the festival, which also showcased three other Australian shorts, Margaret Harvey’s The Hunter, Romaine Moreton’s The Oysterman and Jon Bell’s The Chuck In.