The Summer of ABC Burns


Short Film, 2014 

In the summer of ABC Burns, Gem learns there is a lot she doesn't know about her 'best friend' Drew. 

wri. Dannika Horvat

dir.  Dannika Horvat

prod. Stephanie Westwood

dop.  Harry Hayes

ed.  Emily Robb

sd. Troy Mauri



The Iris Prize
Official Selection

World Of Women Film Festival 2016
Winner - Best Screenplay

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2016
Winner - Film Victoria Award for Best Director
Winner - Step Right Up Audience Choice Award

Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival 2016
Winner - My Queer Career - Best Film

Official Selection

2015 ATOM Industry Awards
Winner - Best Tertiary Fiction
Nominated - Best Short Fiction (Under 50 Minutes)

Dungog Film Festival 2015
Winner - Best Film

Columbus International Film and Video Festival 2015
Official Selection

San Francisco Short Film Festival 2015
Official Selection

St John's International Women's Film Festival 2015
Official Selection

Palm Springs International Shortfest 2015
Official Selection

St Kilda Short Film Festival 2015
Winner - Audience Choice Award
Nominated - Best Screenplay

Byron Bay International Film Festival 2015
Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year Nominee

Swinburne University Graduate Screening 2014
Best Short Film
Best Sound Design
Best Editing