Rosemary Myers’ feature debut, Girl Asleep, has taken out the Official Competition Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).
“Truly original, theatrical, and impeccably choreographed, this coming of age story woke us up. Stylish, quirky but substantive and with every frame filled with evocative and hilarious detail,” said SIFF festival director and chief curator Carl Spence.
Girl Asleep held off strong competition including Australia’s other entrant, Holding The Man, and was also the recipient of the SIFF Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature.
The film, which will be released nationally on 8th September, also won the People’s Choice Award at the Adelaide Film Festival last November.
Girl Asleep sold out the Sydney Film Festival, and will also screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival in July.
The film was produced by Windmill Theatre Co and Soft Tread Enterprises.