BLOOD DIAMOND meets TEARS OF THE SUN
When his father is killed, a young African boy, Alier is caught in the cross fire between local militia and foreign UN soldiers as both sides vie for control over the hostile desert land. Can Alier hold onto his innocence, or will he be forced to chose? Paper planes is a story about the nature of alliances, the horror of conflict and how innocence navigates the complexities of war.
15mm short film. Produced by David Ngo
The Paper Planes short film was funded though the South Australian Film Corporation in conjunction with Storyland Media, The Cutting Room and Mason’s films.
NEWS ABOUT PAPER PLANES!
Paper Planes has had a wonderful festival life with over 30 film festival screenings, 9 awards and 24 nominations across the world. Now it is free for anyone to watch. Check it out and leave a comment.
Huge thanks to everyone involved in making this film.
AACTA - (Australian Academy Awards) 2011 - Nominations: Best short film screenplay
California International Short Film Festival 2012, Winner: Best Foreign Film
South Australian Screen Awards - Nominations: Best Director, Best Drama, Best Screen play - Winner: Best sound design
Shorts Film Festival - Top 20 best short films in Australia - Winner: Merit award
St Kilda Film Festival - Nominations: Best Director , Winner: Best Cinematography
The Best Shorts Competition – Winner: Merit award
UK's Super Shorts International Film Festival - Nomination: Best Director