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Copyright © 2009 Druid Films, Blue-tongue Films, Screen Australia

Miracle Fish

8 year old Joe has a Birthday he will never forget. After friends tease him, he sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.
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Copyright © 2009 Druid Films, Blue-tongue Films, Screen Australia

Awards and nominations

NOMINATION
Best Short Film
26 Mar – 2 Apr | United States
BAFTA/Los Angeles Certificate of Excellence
1 Apr – 5 Apr | United States
Youth Jury Prize
1 Apr – 5 Apr | United States
NOMINATION
Best Short Film
26 May – 31 May | Australia
SBS Television Award
26 May – 31 May | Australia
NOMINATION
Best Director
26 May – 31 May | Australia
Craft Award
26 May – 31 May | Australia
NOMINATION
Best Actor
26 May – 31 May | Australia
Best Live Action Short Film
3 Jun – 21 Jun | Australia
Best Director
19 Aug | Australia
Best Film
19 Aug | Australia
Best International Short Film - Jury Award
11 Sep – 13 Sep | United States
Honorable Mention - Short Narrative
30 Sep – 4 Oct | United States
Best Live Action Short Film
25 Sep – 4 Oct | Canada
Onda Curta RTP Prize
Curtocircuíto: International Short Film Festival
10 Oct – 17 Oct | Spain
Best Short Film - Young Jury Award
San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
31 Oct – 6 Nov | Spain
Special Jury Prize - Short Subject Production
23 Oct – 8 Nov | United States
Avoca Beach Prize
13 Nov – 16 Nov | Australia
Audience Award
17 Nov – 22 Nov | United Kingdom
Best Live Action Short Film
12 Dec | Australia
Best Screenplay in a Short Film
12 Dec | Australia
Runner-up - Best Short Film
4 Dec – 17 Dec | United States
Special Jury Prize
8 Jan – 17 Jan | Australia
Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film
8 Jan – 17 Jan | Australia
Best Dramatic Fiction
5 Feb – 7 Feb | United States
2nd Place - Short Film
24 Feb – 7 Mar | Australia
NOMINATION
Best Live Action Short Film
7 Mar | United States
Best Actor (Karl Beattie)
13 Mar | Australia
Best of Festival
13 Mar | Australia
Best Director
Angry Film Festival | 2010
6 Apr – 7 Apr | Australia
Best Foreign Short Film
13 Jun – 20 Jun | United States
Audience Choice Award
16 Aug | Australia
Best Script
The Night of the Shorts
1 Sep – 8 Sep | Peru
2nd Place - International Short Film
The Night of the Shorts
1 Sep – 8 Sep | Peru
Best Short Film - Audience Award
26 Oct | France
Best Short Film
La Fantastique Semaine du Cinéma | 2010
26 Oct – 31 Oct | France
2nd Prize - Narrative
9 Nov – 14 Nov | United States
Runner Up - Best Director of an HD Short Film
HDFest | 2010
6 Dec – 9 Dec | United States
Best Screenplay in an HD Short Film
HDFest | 2010
6 Dec – 9 Dec | United States
Best Short HD Film
HDFest | 2010
6 Dec – 9 Dec | United States
Best Foreign HD Short Film
HDFest | 2010
6 Dec – 9 Dec | United States
Best Dramatic HD Short Film
HDFest | 2010
6 Dec – 9 Dec | United States

Previous screenings

2009
15 Jan – 25 Jan | Park City, United States
Ozflix | 2009
12 Mar – 15 Mar | Vancouver, Canada
26 Mar – 2 Apr | Calabasas, United States
1 Apr – 5 Apr | Aspen, United States
BAFTA/Los Angeles Certificate of Excellence
Youth Jury Prize
16 Apr – 25 Apr | Atlanta, United States
16 Apr – 26 Apr | Tucson, United States
23 Apr – 30 Apr | Palm Beach, United States
26 May – 31 May | Melbourne, Australia
SBS Television Award
Craft Award
Swansea Bay Film Festival | 2009
30 May – 6 Jun | Swansea, United Kingdom
3 Jun – 21 Jun | Sydney, Australia
Best Live Action Short Film
17 Jun – 28 Jun | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
18 Jun – 24 Jun | Munich, Germany
23 Jun – 29 Jun | Palm Springs, United States
26 Jun – 28 Jun | Ahmedabad, India
15 Jul – 25 Jul | Indianapolis, United States
30 Jul – 9 Aug | Brisbane, Australia
19 Aug | Currumbin, Australia
Best Film
Best Director
Montréal World Film Festival
27 Aug – 7 Sep | Montréal, Canada
International Film Festival Ireland | 2009
6 Sep – 12 Sep | Conmel, Ireland
11 Sep – 13 Sep | Fort Collins, United States
Best International Short Film - Jury Award
17 Sep – 26 Sep | Halifax, Canada
18 Sep – 20 Sep | Aberdeen, United States
25 Sep – 4 Oct | Calgary, Canada
Best Live Action Short Film
30 Sep – 4 Oct | Woodstock, United States
Honorable Mention - Short Narrative
30 Sep – 4 Oct | North Hollywood, United States
8 Oct – 15 Oct | New Orleans, United States
8 Oct – 18 Oct | Honolulu, United States
Curtocircuíto: International Short Film Festival
10 Oct – 17 Oct | Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Onda Curta RTP Prize
15 Oct – 17 Oct | Canberra, Australia
22 Oct – 24 Oct | Bucharest, Romania
23 Oct – 8 Nov | Fort Lauderdale, United States
Special Jury Prize - Short Subject Production
23 Oct – 25 Oct | Wichita, United States
23 Oct – 1 Nov | Williamstown, United States
27 Oct – 1 Nov | Leiden, Netherlands
San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
31 Oct – 6 Nov | San Sebastian, Spain
Best Short Film - Young Jury Award
Interfilm: International Short Film Festival Berlin
3 Nov – 8 Nov | Berlin, Germany
Istanbul International Short Film Festival
4 Nov – 11 Nov | Istanbul, Turkey
5 Nov | Barcelona, Spain
5 Nov – 10 Nov | Korea, South
11 Nov – 15 Nov | Fort Worth, United States
11 Nov – 15 Nov | Wilmington, United States
12 Nov – 22 Nov | Denver, United States
13 Nov – 16 Nov | Avoca Beach, Australia
Avoca Beach Prize
13 Nov – 21 Nov | Bath, United Kingdom
13 Nov – 14 Nov | Washington, United States
17 Nov – 22 Nov | Bristol, United Kingdom
Audience Award
Stockholm Film Festival
18 Nov – 29 Nov | Stockholm, Sweden
4 Dec – 17 Dec | Anchorage, United States
Runner-up - Best Short Film
4 Dec – 6 Dec | Cambodia
5 Dec | Sydney, Australia
10 Dec – 17 Dec | Nassau, Bahamas
12 Dec | Australia
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Screenplay in a Short Film
2010
8 Jan – 17 Jan | Sydney, Australia
Special Jury Prize
Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film
15 Jan | Ballarat, Australia
5 Feb – 7 Feb | Taos, United States
Best Dramatic Fiction
11 Feb – 14 Feb | Boulder, United States
Portland International Film Festival | 2010
11 Feb – 28 Feb | Portland, United States
Gluttony Food and Wine Festival | 2010
20 Feb – 21 Feb | Adelaide, Australia
24 Feb – 7 Mar | Randwick, Australia
2nd Place - Short Film
3 Mar – 8 Mar | Libertyville, United States
5 Mar – 13 Mar | Byron Bay, Australia
7 Mar | United States
Ankara International Film Festival
11 Mar – 21 Mar | Ankara, Turkey
11 Mar – 19 Mar | Rome, Italy
13 Mar | Shelford, Australia
Best of Festival
Best Actor (Karl Beattie)
18 Mar – 28 Mar | Cleveland, United States
18 Mar – 28 Mar | London, United Kingdom
19 Mar – 25 Mar | Hamilton, Bermuda
26 Mar – 27 Mar | Granville, United States
Angry Film Festival | 2010
6 Apr – 7 Apr | Fitzroy, Australia
Best Director
8 Apr – 12 Apr | Ashland, United States
15 Apr – 22 Apr | Nashville, United States
15 Apr – 25 Apr | Singapore
16 Apr – 18 Apr | Jackson, United States
19 Apr – 25 Apr | Grande Prairie, Canada
Big Screen | 2010
23 Apr – 25 Apr | Australia
23 Apr – 25 Apr | West Chester, United States
27 Apr – 2 May | Manchester, United Kingdom
27 Apr – 1 May | New York, United States
Short Film Today | 2010
5 May | New York, United States
Milan International Film Festival
6 May – 18 May | Milan, Italy
27 May – 30 May | Dungog, Australia
27 May – 2 Jun | Vienna, Austria
6 Jun – 13 Jun | Katoomba, Australia
10 Jun – 20 Jun | Tokyo, Japan
10 Jun – 13 Jun | Breckenridge, United States
10 Jun – 28 Aug | Big Sur, United States
13 Jun – 20 Jun | Reno, United States
Best Foreign Short Film
19 Jun | Bucharest, Romania
27 Jun – 1 Jul | Astana, Kazakhstan
9 Jul – 18 Jul | Bellmore, Long Island, United States
21 Jul – 25 Jul | Kelowna, Canada
Guanajuato International Film Festival
23 Jul – 1 Aug | San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato Capital, Mexico
6 Aug – 8 Aug | Seattle, United States
16 Aug | Randwick, Australia
Audience Choice Award
20 Aug – 9 Sep | Hong Kong
The Night of the Shorts
1 Sep – 8 Sep | Lima, Peru
2nd Place - International Short Film
Best Script
4 Sep – 6 Sep | Seattle, United States
9 Sep – 16 Sep | Washington, United States
17 Sep – 19 Sep | Springfield, United States
Floriade Nightfest | 2010
23 Sep – 27 Sep | Canberra, Australia
24 Sep – 2 Oct | Edmonton, Canada
Sedicicorto: International Film Festival Forlì
4 Oct – 10 Oct | Forlì, Italy
6 Oct – 10 Oct | Hollywood, United States
7 Oct – 10 Oct | Edinboro, United States
8 Oct – 9 Oct | Gatlinburg, United States
14 Oct – 17 Oct | Paris, France
FeSanCor: Chilean International Short Film Festival
18 Oct – 25 Oct | Santiago, Chile
La Fantastique Semaine du Cinéma | 2010
26 Oct – 31 Oct | Nice, France
Best Short Film
26 Oct | Nice, France
Best Short Film - Audience Award
5 Nov – 26 Feb | Armidale, Port Macquarie, Dubbo, Orange, Albury, Canberra, Australia
Damascus International Film Festival
7 Nov – 13 Nov | Damascus, Syria
9 Nov – 14 Nov | Columbus, United States
2nd Prize - Narrative
WILDsound Film Festival | 2010
27 Nov | Toronto, Canada
HDFest | 2010
6 Dec – 9 Dec | United States
Best Short HD Film
Best Dramatic HD Short Film
Runner Up - Best Director of an HD Short Film
Best Screenplay in an HD Short Film
Best Foreign HD Short Film
2011
31 May – 5 Jun | Toronto, Canada
20 Jun – 25 Jun | Toronto, Canada

Latest press reviews/articles

REVIEW
“... It's a bite-sized thriller with undeniably effective cinematic power.” ...”
25 Feb 2010 | Eric Kohn | Vanity Fair
REVIEW
“... Of the Live Action nominees, my favorite by far is MIRACLE FISH from Australia. ...”
19 Feb 2010 | Capone | Ain't It Cool News
REVIEW
“... Simultaneously magical and haunting, "Miracle Fish" is a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final moments. ...”
20 Jul 2009 | The Independent Critic
REVIEW
“... was head and shoulders above the rest of the field in Aspen ...”
8 Apr 2009 | Cinema Echo Chamber
REVIEW
“... surehanded styles and unimpeachable quality. "Fish", a visual masterwork from Australia ...”
29 Mar 2009 | If You Could Say It In Words
REVIEW
“... The ominous shadows and camera work brought back memories of “The Shining.” ...”
25 Jan 2009 | WYFF Blog
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Miracle Fish (DVD | NTSC) is now available. | more...
21 December 2010
Miracle Fish has received 2 new awards at The Night of the Shorts. | more...
9 September 2010
Miracle Fish has received a new award at NAFA Showfest. | more...
20 August 2010
Miracle Fish has received a new award at Reno Film Festival. | more...
2 July 2010
Miracle Fish has received a new award at Taos Shortz Film Fest. | more...
8 February 2010
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 21 Dec 2010