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Dance of Death

Dance of Death

  1. Overview
  2. Awards
  3. Fact Sheet

Relentlessly changing channels, little Sally Roberts loves television violence - particularly her favourite variety show, "Dance of Death". But one night she and her parents get more than they bargained for.

Award in Annecy

  • Special Jury Award (1983)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Dance of Death

    Directed by: Dennis TUPICOFF

    After graduating from Queensland University, Dennis Tupicoff worked as an archivist and teacher before making his first film in 1976. He has made many award-winning auteur films, which have been fictional and documentary, animated and live-action, comedy and drama - and often inventive combinations. Past films include "Dance of Death" (Special Jury Award, Annecy 1983), "His Mother's Voice" (Annecy 1998), "Into the Dark" (Annecy 2002) and "Chainsaw" (Annecy 2008).

    Country: Australia

    Year of production: 1983

    Running time: 08 min 45 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: drawing on cels

    Process: Colour

    Target public: 12-15 years, Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Dennis TUPICOFF

    Production: Dennis TUPICOFF


    Script: Dennis Tupicoff

    Animation: Dennis Tupicoff

    Music: Peter Sullivan

    Sound: Brett Southwick, David Harrison

    Voice: Matthew King, Suzanne Zene, Brenda Beddison, Peter Curtin, Beverley Dunn, Hamish Hugues