The ten finalists of the Dendy Awards (which are Academy Award Qualifying prizes in Sydney Film Festival) have been announced. The other awards they will compete for are the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director and the Yoram Gross Animation Award.

  • Dwarf Planet by Adrian Chiarella
  • Freedom Swimmer by Olivia Martin-McGuire
  • Lifeblood by Nicholas Tory
  • Off the Rails by Bel Holborow, Isabelle Coury
  • Peeps by Sophie Somerville
  • Shark by Nash Edgerton
  • The Moogai by Jon Bell
  • The Stranger by Jenny Hicks
  • Tinashé by Tig Terera
  • tough by Taylor Ferguson