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    Australia’s premier short film festival, the St Kilda Film Festival awarded Director Dave Wade and Producer Alexandra BlueBest Short Film for Welcome to Iron Knob at the Closing Night Awards last night, Saturday 31 May.


    As St Kilda Film Festival is an ACADEMY AWARDS® qualifying event, Welcome to Iron Knob is now eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film Awards.


    Held at the St Kilda Town Hall and proudly presented by the City of Port Phillip, 15 prestigious titles were awarded along with more than $40,000 worth of cash and prizes.


    From an increasingly competitive field of entrants, Best Director was awarded to Victoria Thaine for The Kingdom of Doug and Best Actor taken out by Ed Oxenbould for his stellar performance in The Amber Amulet.


    Emo (The Musical) went home with three awards, including Best Comedy, Best Original Score and the Craft Award.


    The 31st St Kilda Film Festival has now drawn to a close with Festival Director Paul Harris proud to provide the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry.


    “The St Kilda Film Festival continues to live up to its reputation as Australia’s premier short film festival, recognising and awarding local filmmakers of all levels of experience.


    “We were delighted to present a jam-packed 10-day program, featuring Australia’s Top 100 short films, music videos, archival screenings, youth programs, filmmaker development forums as well as an international showcase from Palm Springs International ShortFest,” said Mr Harris.


    2014 ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS


    Best Short Film
    Welcome to Iron Knob
    Director: Dave Wade
    Producer: Alexandra Blue

    Craft Award
    Emo (The Musical)
    Director: Neil Triffett
    Producer: Lee Matthews

    Best Documentary
    Sticky
    Director: Jilli Rose
    Producer: Katrina Mazurek, Jilli Rose

    Best Animation
    The Gallant Captain
    Director: Katrina Mathers, Graeme Base
    Producer: Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jensen, Daryl Munton, Patrick Sarell

    Best Comedy
    Emo (The Musical)
    Director: Neil Triffett
    Producer: Lee Matthews

    Best Director
    Victoria Thaine - The Kingdom of Doug

    Best Actor
    Ed Oxenbould – The Amber Amulet


    Best Achievement in Cinematography
    Maxx Corkindale - Welcome to Iron Knob

    Best Achievement in Screenplay
    Joel Russell & Marcus Hamill - Dog Save the Queen
    Best Achievement in Production Design
    Glenn Turner – Maiden

    Best Original Score
    Neil Triffett - Emo (The Musical)

    Best Achievement in Sound Post-Production
    Tony Vaccher and John Dennison - The Landing

    Best Achievement in Visual Effects
    Don Percy – Makeover

    Best Achievement in Editing
    Christian Barratt-Hill - The Amber Amulet

    Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking
    Aboriginal Heart
    Director: Michelle Blanchard
    Producer: Tim Duncan

    Best Youth Film
    Where Do Lilacs Come From
    Director: Matthew Thorne
    Producer: Timothy Ward

    SBS Television Award
    The Kingdom of Doug
    Director: Victoria Thaine
    Producer: Naomi Mulholland

    The St Kilda Film Festival will now embark on a regional tour of Victoria to present highlights of the Festival, helping audiences in remote locations access diverse screen culture.
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