Congratulations “The Silent Child “ on the Oscars Shortlist! Sydney Indie 2017 Best Film Award Winner on the Top 10!

Congratulations “The Silent Child “ on the Oscars Shortlist! Sydney Indie 2017 Best Film Award Winner on the Top 10 List!


We are so proud that we had the honor of screening “The Silent Child” at the Sydney Indie Film Festival 2017!

This powerful touching true story beautifully executed won Sydney’s hearts and the Best Film Award on the Short Films category 2017. The Best Film Award is given to the films who excel in all categories, from story, to performances, production, everything.

Now we are extremely happy to share the news that “The Silent Child” has conquered not only our hearts, but the hearts around the world, and after screening on the biggest film festivals around the world, it is now shortlisted in the Top 10 live action short films in the race for the 90th Academy Awards!


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The Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 23rd of January 2018.

Check out Top 10 list:

The Silent Child is inspired by real life events and tells the story of a profoundly deaf child born into a hearing family.
A caring social worker does everything she can to stop a deaf child from being treated like a stumbling block in a middle class family’s idealistic life.
Director: Chris Overton
Cast: Rachel Fielding, Philip York, Rachel Shenton, Maisie Sly.
Country of origin: UK
Duration: 19 minutes

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Congratulations to the entire “The Silent Child” Team! We know we will be following all updates and continue to celebrate all the great achievements of this beautiful film.


May it continue to touch many more people’s lives and bring positive changes to the world.


Sydney Indie Film Festival Team