Australian thriller One Eyed Girl has won the Audience Choice award for Best Film at the 15th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival.

That adds to its list of accolades which include Best Film in the Dark Matters Category at the Austin Film Festival and the Jury Award at  in the Dark Matters category.

Coming up for its second week in selected cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, the South Australian-shot film will soon be seen in Hobart and Darwin (dates and cinemas to be advised).

Written by Nick Matthews and Craig Behenna, produced by David Ngo and directed by Matthews, One Eyed Girl tells of a psychiatrist haunted by the death of a former patient, who stumbles upon a Doomsday cult and battles to save a teenage girl from its clutches.

Starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays), Mark Leonard Winter (Healing, Van Diemen’s Land) and Steve Le Marquand (Rake, Vertical Limit), it is distributed in Australia by The Backlot Films.

Matthews said, "What a thrill, to have competed here in the heart of filmmaking and then to be recognised like this. I'm so proud of all the cast and crew and I thank everyone who supported us along the way. I’d like to think this win may mean we can share the film with a wider Australian audience.”

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