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Dirt and Desire is a hand-crafted story of a wholesome girl who wants more out of life. She takes a risk and invites a hot babe to her country house for an intimate dinner of home made potatoes. Her desire leads her on a dark journey that ends exactly where it all began, in the dirt.

selected for Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Germany 2011 and winner of the audience choice award at KurzFilmFunk Berlin, 2010

Principal Crew
Writer / Director: Diane Busuttil
Camera: Milu Grutta & Arlei Papa
Editor/s: Milu Grutta & Arlei Papa
Composer: Stevhen Iancu – The Dolomites
Costumes: Nina Barkowski
Make–up, Hair & Gore: Romy Medina
Set Photography: Sebastian Heise
Cover Photography: Henrik Stroenberg

Diane Busuttil , Anna De Carlo, Arlei Papa, Sebastian Suba, Tatiana Eva Safir, Ian Liddle, Andy Hitchcock , Thurit Antonia Kremer, Lars Denicke.

There was a time when I had insomnia and I began meditating regularly, it was during this time that I had the initial story idea. Everything was clear to me; the colours; the actors; the location and the general feel of the film. I had seen some works of Luis Buñuel at the Berlinale 2008 and was inspired by the old style quality of the film. The crew and I watched many silent films together and shaped the final feel and look of the film.


· KurzFilmFunk - Audience “Best-of” Award , Berlin ,Germany
· nominated for Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Germany


The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Film Festival
February 2010, Sydney (also screened in 2011)

X-posed 5th International Queer Short Film Festival, Berlin

Q-Munity Film Festival


The Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia, March

Fairytales International Queer Diversity Film Festival
Calgary, Canada May

Frameline 33, The San Francisco International LGBT Film
Festival, San Francisco USA June

Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Perth, Australia, July

KurzFilmFunk, short film festival
Berlin, Germany September

Ciao Mauro
Sicily, Italy September

Image + Nation, International LGBT Film Festival
Montreal Canada October

Threat Level Queer Screenings
New York City and Chicago USA, October

17th Mix Brazil Festival of Sexual Diversity
Sao Paulo, Brazil November


Berlin , Germany October

Les Grandes Traversees,
CAPC/ Musée d’Art Contemporain,
Bordeaux, France December 2008


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