WINNERS OF THE 25th ANNUAL FLICKERFEST 2016 AWARDS ANNOUNCED

17th January 2016

The 25th annual FLICKERFEST International and Australian awards were announced this evening at a star-studded ceremony at the Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach. Attended by celebrated guests from the Australian and the International film industry, the Closing Night ceremony honoured the esteemed entrants in this year’s competition. FLiCKERFEST’s Academy® accredited Awards include Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film, Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation, Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film and Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary Short Film Awards continue to create excitement for the festival. Following the ceremony, a selection of award-winning films were screened before the Closing Night Party took place.

And the winners are:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS:

Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film (Academy® Accredited)

BALCONY (UK)

Writer/Director: Toby Fell-Holden

Producer: Tom Kimberley and Ali Mansuri

 

Special Mention – Best International Short Film:

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (ALLES WIRD GUT) (Germany)

Writer/Director/Producer: Patrick Vollrath

 

Yoram Gross Award for Best International Short Animation (Academy® Accredited)

HE WHO HAS TWO SOULS / CELUI QUI A DEUX ÂMES (France)

Writer: Fabrice Luang-Vija and Néfissa Bénouniche

Director: Fabrice Luang-Vija

Producer: Sophie Fallot

 

SAE Creative Media Institute Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film:

DISSONANCE (Germany)

Writer/Director/Producer: Till Nowak

 

AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS:

Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film, (Academy® Accredited):

SLINGSHOT

Writer/Director: David Hansen

Producers: Michael Ciccone, Margo Lowry and James Meldrum Wright

 

Special mention:

NULLA NULLA

Writer/Director: Dylan River

Producer: Tanith Glynn-Maloney

 

Canon Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film:

RED ROVER

Writer/Director: Brooke Goldfinch

Producer: Brietta Hague and Apolline Berty

 

Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Short Animation

THE ORCHESTRA

Writer: Mikey Hill and Jennifer Smith

Director: Mikey Hill

Producer: Melanie Brunt

 

Miller Australia Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film:

REG MAKES CONTACT

Cinematographer: Michael Latham

Writer: Andrew Slattery and Corrie Chen

Director: Corrie Chen

Producer: Jiao Chen and Raquelle David

 

Special Mention – Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film:

MARKERS

Cinematographer: Crighton Bone

Writer: Will Howarth

Writer/Director: Rhett Wade-Ferrell

Producer: Carla de Menezes Ribeiro

 

Avid Award for Best Editing in An Australian Short Film:

WOOF! 

Editor: Nina Buxton

Writer/Director: Nina Buxton

Producer: Hannah Samuel

 

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION AWARD WINNER

Flickerfest Award for Best Short Documentary Film (Academy® Accredited)

A TALE OF LOVE, MADNESS AND DEATH (Chile)

Director: Mijael Bustos

Producer: Iván Nakouzi

 

Special mention for Documentary:

GIOVANNI AND THE WATER BALLET (The Netherlands)

Director: Astrid Bussink

Producer: Renko Douze Hasse van Nunen

 

INTERNATIONAL GREENFLICKS COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS

Flickerfest GreenFlicks Award for Best Environmental Short Film

A PASSION OF GOLD AND FIRE (Belgium)

Writer/Director/Producer: Sébastien Pins

 

Special mention for GreenFlicks:

BURNT (USA)

Writer/Director: Devin Bell

Producer: Ruth Bell and Devin Bell

 

NATIONAL FLICKERUP COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS:

SAE Institute FlickerUp Award for Best High School Production:

MALCOLM & JOHN

Writer/Director: Miles Gibson

Producer: Cindy Carpenter

 

Yoram Gross FlickerUp Award for Best High School Animation

INTROSPECTION

Writer/Director/Producer: Lara Nguyen

 

AVID FlickerUp Award for Best Editing in a High School Film

MY FUTURE

Writer/Director/Producer: Olivia DeJonge

 

FLICKERFEST FlickerUp Award for Best Primary School Production

TEACHER’S PET

Writer: Tracey Rigney

Director: Tracey Rigney & Desiree Cross

Producer: Delkaia Aboriginal Best Start and Dimboola Primary School

 

FLICKERFEST’s Festival Director BRONWYN KIDD has said: We are thrilled that the 2016 festival has been such a success with record crowds and great enthusiasm expressed for the programmes screened. It’s great to see short film so warmly embraced by audiences across our ten-day event. I would like to congratulate all of the films selected for Flickerfest in competition this year and all of tonight’s award winners.

 

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