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Paper Planes

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An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Twelve-year-old Dylan lives with his father in the West Australian outback. One day at school Dylan discovers he is extremely good at making and flying paper planes. While attempting to refine and develop his newly realised ability, Dylan finds himself caught up in the world of competitive paper-plane making, leading to new friendships, new rivalries and new revelations about his own family.

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An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. 

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Year Level

Middle Primary (4-5), Middle Years (5-9)

Curriculum Study Areas

Asia and Australia's Engagement With Asia, Civics and Citizenship, Critical and Creative Thinking, Design and Technologies, Drama (The Arts), English, Ethical Understanding, Humanities and Social Sciences, Intercultural Understanding, Japanese, Media Arts (The Arts), Science

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Films

Themes

achievement, adolescence, behaviour, belonging, bullying, communities, culture and traditions, death, depression, education, family, friendship, heroes, identity, knowledge, leadership, performance, relationships, resilience, self, values, wellbeing

Awards

2015 AACTA Awards
Nominated - Best Original Screenplay

2015 AACTA Awards
Nominated - Best Sound

2015 AACTA Awards
Nominated - Best Original Music Score

2015 AACTA Awards
Nominated - Best Supporting Actress

2015 AACTA Awards
Nominated - Best Film

2015 55th Zlín Film Festival
Winner - Children's Jury Award

2014 CinéfestOZ Film Prize
Winner - Australian feature film