St Kilda Film Festival announces nominees

Short film fest, The St Kilda Film Festival has announced its award nominees across 18 categories. Winners will be announced on Sunday 27 May

The announcement:

Now in its 29th year the St Kilda Film Festival’s (SKFF) Top 100 competition recognises and awards local filmmakers of all levels of experience who excel in creative and craft and who show potential for growth within the industry.

From an increasingly competitive field of entrants, 62 nominees are in the running for 18 prestigious awards and their share of $40,000 of cash and in-kind prizes, with the winner of the Best Film being awarded $10,000 cash.

The nominations for the 2012 Best Short Film include: At The Formal (Directed by Andrew Kavanagh & Produced by Ramona Telecican). Peekaboo (Directed by Damien Power & Produced by Joe Weatherstone) The Palace (Directed by Anthony Maras & Produced by Anthony Maras, Kate Croser, Andros Achilleos) and Transmission (Directed by Zak Hilditch & Produced by Liz Kearney)

Nominees for Best Documentary are: Five Dock Crew (Directed by Simon Baré & Produced by Simon Baré), It’s Him… Terry Lim (Director by Angus Sampson & Produced by Jo de Fina), Ten Quintillion (Directed by Romilly Spiers & Produced by Romilly Spiers, Daniel Gregg) and The Globe Collector (Directed by. Summer DeRoche & Produced by Andrea Distefano).

Nominations for Best Animation go to: Nullarbor (Directed by Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell & Produced by Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jensen, Patrick Sarell, Daryl Munton), Polo’s Robot (Directed by Peter Lowey & Produced by Melanie Brunt), The Cartographer (Directed by Jane Shadbolt & Produced by Karinn Cheung) and The Missing Key (Directed by Jonathan Nix & Produced by Garth Nix).

A judging panel comprising of independent industry identities including Emma Bortignon, Tait Brady and Roslyn Walker will be faced with the difficult decision of selecting the 2012 winners which will be announced at the Closing Night Awards on Sunday 27 May at the St Kilda Town Hall.

Paul Harris, Festival Director, said “The St Kilda Film Festival prides itself on recognising and supporting Australian filmmaking talent providing immediate and ongoing support which contributes in a significant way to the industry.”

The St Kilda Film Festival is produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip and runs from Tuesday 22 – Sunday 27 May 2012 at St Kilda’s Palais and Astor Theatres. For further information please visit www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au

Best Short Film
At The Formal – Dir. Andrew Kavanagh / Prod. Ramona Telecican
Peekaboo – Dir. Damien Power / Prod. Joe Weatherstone
The Palace – Dir. Anthony Maras / Prod. Anthony Maras, Kate Croser, Andros Achilleos
Transmission – Dir. Zak Hilditch / Prod. Liz Kearney

Craft Award
Bad Moon Rising – Dir. Scott Hamilton / Prod. Scott Hamilton
Into the Sun – Dir. Amy Gebhardt / Prod. Allison Lockwood
Ten Quintillion – Dir. Romilly Spiers / Prod. Romilly Spiers, Daniel Gregg
The Moment – Dir. Troy Bellchambers, Shane McNeil / Prod. Justin Wight, Kristian Moliere

Best Director
At The Formal – Dir. Andrew Kavanagh
Go The Dogs – Dir. Jackie van Beek
Paper Planes – Dir. Storm Ashwood
Transmission – Dir. Zak Hilditch

Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking
If I Drown I Can Swim – Dir. Irma Woods / Prod. Kelrick Martin
Wadumbah – Dir. James T Webb / Kelrick Martin
Walk Tall Stand Strong – Dir. Dean Daley Jones / Prod. Kelrick Martin
Yapawarnti Palu Rijikarrijani – Dir. Kai Raisbeck / Prod. Kai Raisbeck

Best Documentary
Five Dock Crew – Dir. Simon Baré / Prod. Simon Baré
It’s Him… Terry Lim – Dir. Angus Sampson / Prod. Jo de Fina
Ten Quintillion – Dir. Romilly Spiers / Prod. Romilly Spiers, Daniel Gregg
The Globe Collector – Dir. Summer DeRoche / Prod. Andrea Distefano

Best Animation
Nullarbor – Dir. Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell / Prod. Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jensen, Patrick Sarell, Daryl Munton
Polo’s Robot – Dir. Peter Lowey / Prod. Melanie Brunt
The Cartographer – Dir. Jane Shadbolt / Prod. Karinn Cheung
The Missing Key – Dir. Jonathan Nix /Prod. Garth Nix

Best Comedy
After the Credits – Dir. Josh Lawson / Prod. Miranda Culley
Boo! – Dir. Rupert Reid / Prod. Matthew Reeder
Monkeys – Dir. Joel Edgerton / Prod. Louise Smith, Joel Edgerton
Picking Up At Auschwitz – Dir. Gregory Erdstein / Prod. Alice Foulcher

Best Actor
Angourie Rice – Transmission
Alyssa McClelland – The Bride
Erol Afsin – The Palace
Wayne Davies – Transmission

Best Achievement in Screenplay
After the Credits – Josh Lawson
Spider Walk – Raphael Sammut
The Bride – Charlie Clausen
The Human Fog – Tom Broadhurst

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Go the Dogs – Ari Wegner
Paper Planes – Nick Matthews ACS
Suspended – Denson Baker ACS
Transmission – Bonnie Elliott

Best Achievement in Editing
At the Formal – Andrew Kavanagh
From Here – Kenny Ang
Kiss – Benjamin Tsok Wee Yap
Transmission – Merlin Cornish

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Bad Moon Rising – Steve Boyle
Suspended – Seth Larney
Light as a Feather – David McDonnell
The Moment – Monkeystack

Best Achievement in Production Design
Cryo – Karen Murphy
Eleven – Jo Ford
Moth – Ros Durnford Suspended – Gareth Davies

Best Original Score
Into the Sun – Paul Ruske
Moth – Damien Dunstan, Paul Doust, Aaron Kenny, Pru Montin
The Missing Key – Miles Nicholas, Jonathan Nix, Kathryn Brownhill
The Palace – Argyro Christodoulides

Best Achievement in Sound Post Production
Collision – Michael Darren
Into the Sun – Paul Shanahan
Nullarbor – Matt Bauer
The Palace – Tom Heuzenroeder

Under the Radar – Best Youth Short Film
The Gay Son Dir. & Prod. Tom Wilson
The Silence of Whitewater Dir. & Prod. by Daniel James
The Trouble with Alexander – Dir. & Prod. by Blake Borcich

SBS Award
Ali 707 – Dir. Hannah Moore / Prod. Cameron Ford
Into The Sun – Dir. Amy Gebhardt / Prod. Allison Lockwood
Sidewalk Scribble – Dir. & Prod. Peter Lowey
The Wilding – Dir. Grant Scicluna / Prod. Jannine Barnes

Audience Choice Award
Audience votes will be taken throughout the Festival to determine the winner of this prize.
For all media enquires please contact Brooke Shell or Kelly Tanti at AMPR on T: 03 9428 2299 or
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Source: St Kilda Film Festival



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