The Palace

2011 | Short | 15 mins

Director/writer: Anthony Maras
Producers: Julie Ryan, Anthony Maras

Anthony Maras returns with a third AFFIF film following Azadi (2005) and the AFI Award-winning Spike Up (2007). Set amidst the 1974 Cyprus conflict, this harrowing drama explores the tragedy that stems from pitting neighbours against one another, and the humanity that surfaces in even the bleakest of circumstances. Shot on location around the United Nations Green Line in Lefkosia, Cyprus the world’s last divided capital The Palace brings together an international cast and crew including Erol Afsin, Tamer Arslan and renowned Turkish-born actor Kevork Malikyan (Midnight Express, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade).

Festivals

Dendy Award for Short Films; Sydney FF; Melbourne FF; Telluride 2011; Flickerfest

Awards

Winner of the Dendy Award for Best Live Action Short
Winner:

Best Australian Short Film- Melbourne International FF 2011

Winner:  Best Short Film AACTA AWARDS 2011

Winner: Best Screenplay Short Film AACTA  AWARDS 2011

Winner:  Rising Talent: Anthony Maras   IF AWARDS 2011

Winner: Best Australian Short Film: Flickerfest 2012

Nominated:

AWGIE Awards (Australian Writers Guild) Best screenplay short film

 

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