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    Proudly presented by the City of Port Phillip, the St Kilda Film Festival, Australia’s premier short film festival, has today announced the 2014 award nominees that are in the running for 15 prestigious titles and more than $40,000 worth of cash and prizes.

    As an ACADEMY AWARDS® qualifying event, the winner of the Best Short Film is eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film Awards with nominees including: Welcome to Iron Knob, Sticky, Emo (The Musical), The Kingdom of Doug and The Amber Amulet.

    From an increasingly competitive field of entrants, nominations for Best Director include: Victoria Thaine (The Kingdom of Doug), David Wade (Welcome to Iron Knob), Neil Triffit (Emo (The Musical)) and Matthew Salleh (Pablo’s Villa).

    As Australia’s oldest and largest short film festival, Festival Director Paul Harris is proud to recognise, support and celebrate Australian filmmaking talent.

    “The St Kilda Film Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry. These nominations recognise and award local filmmakers of all levels of experience and we look forward to unveiling the winners,” said Mr Harris.

    The 2014 winners will be announced at the St Kilda Film Festival’s Closing Night Awards on Saturday 31 May at the St Kilda Town Hall.

    The St Kilda Festival continues until Saturday 31 May 2014 at The Palais and The Astor Theatre and showcases exceptional films by emerging artists while providing a colourful insight into Australia’s talented short film industry.

    Proudly presented by the City of Port Phillip, the St Kilda Film Festival, Australia’s premier short film festival, has
    today announced the 2014 award nominees that are in the running for 15 prestigious titles and more than $40,000
    worth of cash and prizes.

    As an ACADEMY AWARDS® qualifying event, the winner of the Best Short Film is eligible for consideration in the
    OSCARS® Short Film Awards with nominees including: Welcome to Iron Knob, Sticky, Emo (The Musical), The
    Kingdom of Doug and The Amber Amulet.

    From an increasingly competitive field of entrants, nominations for Best Director include: Victoria Thaine (The
    Kingdom of Doug), David Wade (Welcome to Iron Knob), Neil Triffit (Emo (The Musical)) and Matthew Salleh
    (Pablo’s Villa).

    As Australia’s oldest and largest short film festival, Festival Director Paul Harris is proud to recognise, support and
    celebrate Australian filmmaking talent.

    “The St Kilda Film Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry. These
    nominations recognise and award local filmmakers of all levels of experience and we look forward to unveiling the
    winners,” said Mr Harris.

    The 2014 winners will be announced at the St Kilda Film Festival’s Closing Night Awards on Saturday 31 May at the
    St Kilda Town Hall.

    2014 ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS

    Best Short Film
    Welcome to Iron Knob
    Sticky
    Emo (The Musical)
    The Kingdom of Doug
    The Amber Amulet

    Craft Award
    Coping
    Please Don’t Rush
    Pablo’s Villa
    Emo (The Musical)
    The Gallant Captain
    Woody

    Best Documentary
    Sticky
    Pablo’s Villa
    Tofu Man
    My Favourite Things: A Story by Hennock

    Best Animation
    Woody
    The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Ages 33 & ¾
    The Gallant Captain
    Second Chance

    Best Director
    Victoria Thaine – The Kingdom of Doug
    David Wade – Welcome to Iron Knob
    Neil Triffett – Emo (The Musical)
    Matthew Salleh – Pablo’s Villa


    Best Comedy
    A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk into a Bar
    Welcome to Iron Knob
    Welcome to Dookie
    Emo (The Musical)

    Best Actor
    Tristan Maxwell – Sam’s Gold
    Louise Siversen – The Kingdom of Doug
    Ed Oxenbould – The Amber Amulet
    Shane Connor – Man
    Laura Wheelwright – The Kingdom of Doug

    Best Achievement in Cinematography
    Brad Francis - Man
    Clare Plueckhahn - Horseplay
    Maxx Corkindale - Welcome to Iron Knob
    Edward Goldner - The Kingdom of Doug
    Jody Muston - Can You See Them?

    Best Achievement in Screenplay
    Joel Russell & Marcus Hamill - Dog Save the Queen
    Yolanda Ramke - Cargo
    Dave Wade - Welcome to Iron Knob

    Best Achievement in Production Design
    Charlie Shelley - The Landing
    Stephanie Stamatis, Debbie Mackinnon and Katrina
    Meletopolulo - Can You See Them?
    Laura Aghajanian - The Misfortunes of Others
    Glenn Turner – Maiden



    Best Achievement in Editing
    Sean Lahiff - Welcome to Iron Knob
    Christian Barratt-Hill - The Amber Amulet
    Marty Gilchrist - We Keep on Dancing

    Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking
    Aboriginal Heart
    Cannibal Story (Ngayurnangalku)





    The St Kilda Festival continues until Saturday 31 May 2014 at The Palais and The Astor Theatre and showcases
    exceptional films by emerging artists while providing a colourful insight into Australia’s talented short film industry.


    SBS Television Award
    Emo The Musical
    Test Drive
    The Kingdom of Doug

    Best Youth Film
    Where Do Lilacs Come From
    The Man With the Many Umbrellas
    Crossing Paths
    Sound
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