Flickerfest 2014 Awards Announced

19th January 2014

WINNERS OF THE 23RD ANNUAL FLiCKERFEST 2014 AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The 23rd 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 Best Documentary Short Film Award has now joined FLICKERFEST’s existing Award’s for Best International Short Film, Best International Animation and Best Australian Short Film in becoming Academy® Accredited creating even more excitement around this much anticipated award. Following the ceremony, a selection of the 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):

SUMMER VACATION (Israel)
Wri/Dir: Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon
Prod: Gal Greenspan & Roi Kurland

Highly Commended:

AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE (France)
Wri/Dir: Xavier Legrand
Prod: Alexandre Gavras

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

MINIYAMBA (Denmark)
Wri: Michel Fessler
Dir: Luc Perez
Prod: Vibeke Windelov

Highly Commended Animation:

MR HUBLOT (Luxembourg)
Wri/Prod: Laurent Witz
Dir: Lauren Witz & Alexandre Espigares

SAE Qantm Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film:

ORBIT EVER AFTER (UK)
Wri/Dir: Jamie Stone
Prod: Chee-Lan Chan

Highly Commended for Digital Technology:

RHINO FULL THROTTLE (Germany)
Wri: Erik Schmitt & Stephen Müller
Dir: Erik Schmitt
Prod: Henning Kamm & Fabian Gasmia

AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS:

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

THE KINGDOM OF DOUG
Wri/Dir: Victoria Thaine
Prod: Naomi Mulholland

Highly Commended:

THE iMOM
 Wri/Dir/Prod: Ariel Martin

Canon Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film:

RECORD
Wri/Dir: David Lyons
Prod: Dave Szamet

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

PERCEPTION
Cinematography: Bonnie Elliott
Wri/Dir: Miranda Nation
Prod: Lyn Norfor

Avid Award for Best Editing in An Australian Short Film:

THE iMOM
Editor: Charles Ivory
Wri/Dir/Prod: Ariel Martin

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS:

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

SLOMO (USA)
Dir: Josh Izenberg
Prod: Amanda Micheli

Highly Commended:

HORRIE (AUS)
Dir: Lucas Li
Prod: Ashlea Dicks

INTERNATIONAL GREENFLICKS COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS:

Flickerfest GreenFlicks Award for Best Environmental Short Film:

UNRAVEL (UK)
Wri/Dir: Meghna Gupta
Prod: Gigi Berardi

Highly Commended:

KNITTING NANNAS (AUS)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Rani Brown

NATIONAL FLICKERUP COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS:

SAE Institute FlickerUp Award for Best Upper High School Production:

THE BIG GAME
Dir: Alexi Ymer-Welsby

Highly Commended:

LEGOLAND
Wri/Dir: Shaniece Igano
Prod: Gemma Parsons

Yoram Gross FlickerUp Award for Best High School Animation:

THE UNDERDOG
Wri/Dir/Prod: Taber Silver

AVID Award for Best Editing in High School Film:

THE END
Dir: Benjamin Griggs
Prod: Sophie Bannister, Guildford Grammer School WA

Flickerfest FlickerUp Award for Best Primary School Production:

YELLOW AND BLUE
Wri/Dir: Shanice Foster-Breadmore, Abbey Morris, Saffron Shrowder & Angela Woolnough
Prod: Table Cape Primary School TAS

FLICKERFEST’s Festival Director BRONWYN KIDD has said: We are thrilled that the 2014 festival has been such a success with record crowds and great enthusiasm expressed for the programmes screened. Its 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 tonights award winners.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE Flickerfest 2014 Awards Press Release

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