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SCREEN SUCCESS: Walloon resident Talisha Elger’s short film The Fears of Young Caroline won several Queensland New Filmmakers awards.
SCREEN SUCCESS: Walloon resident Talisha Elger’s short film The Fears of Young Caroline won several Queensland New Filmmakers awards. Rob Williams

AFTER conquering Cannes and Los Angeles earlier this year, Ipswich film-maker Talisha Elger has claimed accolades on home soil.

At just 12 minutes in length, her first independently produces film, The Fears of Young Caroline, may be short, but it is also sweet - according to the judges in the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards.

Having been nominated in seven categories, Ms Elger's film picked up awards for Best Drama, as well as Best Production Design (Laura Drummond) and Best Original Score (Dan van Werkhoven).

Ms Elger said the wins should give her film some good publicity ahead of its public screening at the Tribal Theatre as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival on November 21.

"There will be a few important industry people at the screening," she said.

"The sort of exposure you can get from these awards really helps."

Ms Elger's first production claimed the prize for Best Foreign Film at Indie Fest USA in August.

The 24-year-old from Walloon also had the film shown at the Cannes Film Festival and New York City International Film Festival.

Ms Elger, a life-long Stanley Kubrick fan, also takes some of her inspiration from the Spierig brothers.

German-born Brisbane film-makers Michael and Peter Spierig are among those to have found success after doing well at the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards.

The Brisbane screening of The Fears of Young Caroline will be held at the Tribal Theatre, George St, Brisbane, at 6.30pm on November 21.


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