27 . 05 . 2012
2012 Winners Announced
Transmission was announced as the winner of ‘Best Short Film’ at the 2012 St Kilda Film Festival (SKFF) Closing Night Awards, presented by the City of Port Phillip at the St Kilda Town Hall on Sunday 27 May.
City of Port Phillip Mayor Cr Rachel Powning presented Director Zak Hilditch and Producer Liz Kearney with a $10,000 cash cheque with a total of 17 winners taking home their share of the $40,000 cash and in-kind total prize pool.
Zac Hilditch was also awarded Best Director for the film, while Angourie Rice won Best Actor for her role. The Best Achievement in Editing Award also went to Transmission presented to Merlin Cornish.
Now in its 29th year and renowned as the premiere short film festival in Australia, SKFF screened a dynamic mix of Australia’s Top 100 short films in competition across 15 world-class screenings at the Palais and Astor Theatres.
Into the Sun Directed by Amy Gebhardt and Produced by Allison Lockwood took out the ‘Craft Award’ while Ten Quintillion Directed by Romilly Spiers and Produced by Spiers and Daniel Gregg received a commendation for the category.
Melbourne duo Summer DeRoche (Director) and Andrea Distefano (Producer) were awarded with Best Documentary for The Globe Collector, the story of one man’s all consuming passion for light globes and his quest to protect a part of our technological history.
2012 St Kilda Film Festival Award WINNERS
Best Short Film
Transmission – Dir. Zak Hilditch / Prod. Liz Kearney
Winner: Into the Sun – Dir. Amy Gebhardt / Prod. Allison Lockwood
Commendation: Ten Quintillion – Dir. Romilly Spiers / Prod. Romilly Spiers, Daniel Gregg
Transmission – Dir. Zak Hilditch
Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking
Yapawarnti Palu Rijikarrijani – Dir. Kai Raisbeck / Prod. Kai Raisbeck
The Globe Collector – Dir. Summer DeRoche / Prod. Andrea Distefano
The Missing Key – Dir. Jonathan Nix /Prod. Garth Nix
Boo! – Dir. Rupert Reid / Prod. Matthew Reeder
Angourie Rice – Transmission
Best Achievement in Screenplay
After the Credits – Josh Lawson
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Paper Planes – Nick Matthews ACS
Best Achievement in Editing
Transmission – Merlin Cornish
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Light as a Feather – David McDonnell
Best Achievement in Production Design
Cryo – Karen Murphy
Best Original Score
The Missing Key – Miles Nicholas, Jonathan Nix, Kathryn Brownhill
Best Achievement in Sound Post Production
Nullarbor – Matt Bauer
Under the Radar – Best Youth Short Film
The Trouble with Alexander – Directed and Produced by Blake Borcich
SBS Award Winner
THE WILDING, directed by Grant Scicluna and produced by Jannine Barnes.
Paul Harris, Festival Director said, “Audiences, starved for a spark of originality, enjoy short movies which are innovative, economic and highly entertaining.
“This year’s exciting field of entries ticks all these boxes,” he said.
The St Kilda Film Festival is produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip. For further information please visit stkildafilmfestival.com.au