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A B O U T
Charles Williams is an acclaimed Australian film director, writer and producer; winner more than 60 international awards including Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Palme d'Or.
Charles grew up in a small country town in northern Victoria, Australia. Despite being raised on government assistance, he found a way to make short films, and was picking up major awards while still in his teens.
Since then his films have gone on to screen at more than 180 of the worlds most prestigious festivals including Cannes, TIFF, Clermont-Ferrand, Sydney, Telluride, MIFF, Hong Kong, Rotterdam, Busan and SXSW.
His latest short film, the Palme d'Or winning ‘All These Creatures’, won numerous accolades including the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) and is now available as part of the Criterion Collection.
He is currently in development on his first feature INSIDE, selected as part of TIFF’s 2019 Filmmaker Lab as well as the Golden Globes 2020 HFPA Residency. Charles is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® and is represented by Casarotto for film and TV and managed by Exile Entertainment.
S E L E C T E D  A W A R D S
2019 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Dendy Award for Best Live Action Short
Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director

2019 HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Firebird Award – Best International Short Film

2019 TOKO FILM FESTIVAL
Best Direction

2019 OUT OF BOUNDS FILM FESTIVAL
Best Direction

2019 LENOLA FILM FESTIVAL
Best Direction
Best Editing

2019 CORTI DA SOGNI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Sogni d'Oro Award – Best International Short Film

2019 FLICKERFEST FILM FESTIVAL
Best Editing in an Australian Short Film

2019 AQUERO FILM FESTIVAL
Best Short Film

2019 CURTOCIRCUITO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Award

2018 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Short Film Palme d’Or

2018 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Australian Short Film

2018 KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR
Youth Award – Best Short Film

2018 NDU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Golden Olive Award

2018 FESTIVAL DU GRAIN à DÉMOUDRE
Young Jury – Best Short Film

2018 THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Cinematic Achievement Award

2018 BLACK CANVAS CONTEMPORARY FILM FESTIVAL
Best Screenplay

2018 CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL
Young Jury Award - Best Short Film

2016 REELHEART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Experimental Film

2007 SLAMDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Narrative Short

2019 CIVITANOVA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Best Screenplay
Best Direction

2019 LAGO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Award Best Short Film

2019 AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Best International Short Film

2019 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL SHORT IMAGE FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Prize – Best Short Film

2019 PRINDIE FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Prize – Best Short Film
Best Writing

2019 CINEMA IN SNEAKERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Youth Short Film

2019 REEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL
Best Short Film

2019 TEGENSTROOM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Short Fiction Film

2019 PENTEDATTILO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Director

2018 AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS (AACTA)
Best Short Fiction Film

2018 TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Short Fiction Film

2018 PANORAMA COISA DE CINEMA
Honourable Mention Best International Short Film

2018 2ANNAS RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Short Fiction Film

2018 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SIGNES DE NUIT
Special Mention Best Short Film

2018 BATUMI INTERNATIONAL ART HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL
Jury Prize - Best International Short Film

2018 CURTAMEN INTERNATIONAL CORTOS SORIA
Best Screenplay

2018 SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Special Mention - Best Short Film

2015 HEART OF GOLD FILM FESTIVAL
Best Australian Film

2002 TROPFEST FILM FESTIVAL
Best Young Director
C O N T A C T
AGENTS
Casarotto
Jodi Shields – jodi@casarotto.co.uk
Anthony Mestriner – anthony@casarotto.co.uk


MANAGERS
Exile Entertainment
Gary Ungar – gu@exilela.com
Reed Baumgarten – rb@exilela.com


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