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Kasimir Burgess – Franklin, MIFF@CinefestOz
Kasimir’s debut feature film Fell had its world premiere in Official Competition at Sydney International Film Festival and garnered critical acclaim from publications including the Hollywood Reporter and Screen Daily. His shorts have screened in over thirty countries at festivals including Berlin, Locarno, Stockholm and Melbourne International. In 2005, Lou Reed, Judy Dench and Anton Corbijn awarded Booth Story Film of The Festival at Raindance (UK). In 2008 George Lucas awarded Directions Best Short at Tiburon (USA). In 2011 Kasimir won the Crystal Bear at The Berlinale for Lily.