Fest prizes for Canopy, Healing, Galore
Aaron Wilson’s WW2 drama Canopy won the jury grand prize and Craig Monahan’s Healing took the audience award at the 16th annual St Tropez Antipodes Film Festival.
Rhys Graham’s Galore collected the prize for best female talent for Ashleigh Cummings and Lily Sullivan.
Brett Stewart was named best male talent for Everything We Loved, the debut feature from Kiwi writer-director Max Currie. The drama revolves around a magician and his wife who look for a replacement child after their young son dies suddenly. There was a special mention for Galore’s Toby Wallace.
The jury headed by Fred Schepisi awarded the best short prize to Miranda Edmonds and Khrob Edmonds’ Tango Underpants.
Stephen Lance’s My Mistress and Zak Hilditch’s These Final Hours also screened in competition.
Wilson has been hosting Q&A screenings of Canopy in US cinemas. The film is released on home entertainment in Australia this week.