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I Want to Dance Better at Parties at DENDY AWARDS


We are pleased to announce that Closer's latest short work, I WANT TO DANCE BETTER AT PARTIES, has been selected for Sydney Film Festival and in the running for a gong at the prestigious Dendy Awards.


Co-directed and written by Matthew Bate and Gideon Obarzanek, I WANT TO DANCE BETTER AT PARTIES is a hybrid film that fuses choreography, documentary and drama filmmaking to create a unique and moving portrait of the true story of a grieving man.


The film is a finalist in the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films. Winners of the Live Action category and Yoram Gross Animation Awards are Academy Award eligible.


PARTIES will screen with TENDER, another HIVE-funded project, and Matthew Bate will attend the festival to talk about the interesting process of creating this hybrid film at a special event called CROSS-POLLINATION, which will include TENDER director, Lynette Woolworth, on the panel. Gideon Obarzanek will be there on the weekend to introduce the film's screenings and attend the Awards nights (very important job). Batto and Gids and Wools in the same city? Nice job SFF!


So if you're in Syds in early June head on over, you can grab tix here.




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