Katoomba wins at St Kilda

Leon Ford’s Katoomba was announced as the winner for the Best Film and Best Director at this year’s St Kilda Film Festival.
Starring Emma Lung and nominated for an AFI Award in 2008, the film is about a defining moment in a relationship between two girls.  Teagan McCarthy’s personal film, My Dad Susan, won the award for Best Documentary and Luci Temple’s Don’t Panic won Best Comedy.
The top 100 short films screened across 15 competition sessions as part of the St Kilda Film Festival National Short Film Competition. With over $33,000 worth of cash and in-kind craft awards, including a $10,000 cash prize for Best Short Film.
Award Winners:
Best Short Film: Katoomba
Director: Leon Ford
Producer: Melissa Johnston & Nicole O’donohue
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Best Documentary: My Dad Susan
Director/Producer: Teagan Mccarthy
Proudly Sponsored By ACMI
Best Director: Leon Ford, Katoomba
Proudly Sponsored By Animal Logic and ADG
Best Animation: The Girl Who Swallowed Bees
Director: Paul Mcdermott
Producer: Justine Kerrigan
Proudly Sponsored By Madman Entertainment
Best Comedy: Don’t Panic
Director: Luci Temple
Producer: Luci Temple & Vilash Patel
Proudly Sponsored By Cameraquip
Best Actor (Tied Result)
Damon Herriman (Len’s Love Story)
Luke Elliot (Dugong)
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Best Achievement In Cinematography: Greig Fraser, Crossbow
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Best Achievement In Screenplay: Erin White, Dugong
Proudly Sponsored By Cinema Nova And Australian Writers Guild
Best Achievement In Editing: Tamara Meem, Shadow Play
Proudly Sponsored By Digital Pictures
Best Achievement In Visual Effects: Andy Canny At Plus Films In Conjunction With Cinevex – Advantage
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Best Achievement In Sound Post Production: Pete Smith, Martyn Zub, Spike Up
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Best Original Score: Michael Askill, Eclipse
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SBS Television Award: The Funk
Director: Cris Jones
Producer: Melanie Coombs
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Best Youth Short Film: Mona
Producer: Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Proudly Sponsored By City Of Port Phillip
Craft Award: The Girl In The Moon
Director: Alethea Jones
Producer: Alethea Jones
Proudly Sponsored By Film Victoria
Most Positive Image Of Ageing: Nana
Director: Warwick Thornton
Producer: Kath Shelper
Proudly Sponsored By Department Of Planning And Community Development
Best Achievement In Indigenous Filmmaking: Brother Boys
Director: Simon Blyth
Producer: Monique De Groot
Proudly Sponsored By National Indigenous Television And Open Channel
Best Music Video: Pulse
Director: Justin Kurzel
Producer: Pip Smart
Artist: The Mess Hal
Sponsored By: Video Craft
Best Music Video Animation: You’ll Change
Director: Jonathan Nix
Producer: J Walker & Jonathan Nix
Artist: Machine Translations
Sponsored By: Spaa
Music Video Audience Award (Tied Result):
Keep Walking – The Mess Hall
Director: Justin Kurzel
Producer: Pip Smart
Thanks For Your Time – Gotye
Director: Lucy Dyson
Producer: Lucy Dyson
The St Kilda Film Festival screened Australia’s Top 100 short films, SoundKILDA and an International Program of short films on 6 – 11 May in Melbourne, and will now embark on a national tour across all states.

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