The Amber Amulet Premiers at Berlinale

The Amber Amulet by Craig Silvey has been adapted into a film by Matthew Moore and will premier at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, 7-17 February 2013.

Silvey’s Amber Amulet is directed by Matthew Moore, who also wrote the script with Genevieve Hegney. The film has been selected to compete for a for Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film, as well as the International Jury award for the Best Short Film, which carries a prize of €2500. Moore won a Crystal Bear in the 62nd Berlin Film Festival for his first short film, Julian

“I’m incredibly excited to be competing in the International Berlin Film Festival for a second time. The Berlinale is my favourite film festival as it’s where my journey as a film-maker began. I’m thrilled ‘The Amber Amulet‘ will have its world premiere there,” Matthew said.

The Amber Amulet centres on the Masked Avenger, Liam, a 10 year old super hero who protects his neighbourhood with the help of his crystals and pet beagle. It’s a very uplifting story about the power in each of us. The Amber Amulet is Craig Silvey’s second novel, following the award winning Jasper Jones.

You can read my review of The Amber Amulet here.



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