2017 Winners

 

 
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Tell Her Everything
DIRECTED BY:  Jordan Edmeades
 

A young woman battling severe postnatal depression needs her mother to help hide her secret, but what is revealed in the desperate exchange will change both their lives forever.

WINNER - BEST EDITOR - REBECCA DUNKER
WINNER - BEST ACTOR - GENEVIEVE MOOY
 

 
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My Light
DIRECTED BY:  Rebecca Dunker
 

A father gifts his daughter, Jenny, with an old mining helmet with a light which she uses to fight the shadows closing in on her. But when her father is drafted into the war, Jenny realises that shining a light on some situations doesn’t always make them brighter.

WINNER - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER - KADISON NOACK

 

Wishing You Well
DIRECTED BY:  Carolyn Corkindale
 

A young orphaned boy is shown an old well and makes a poignant wish, contained in a bottle, which he drops into the water. To his surprise, he receives a reassuring answer – a drawing with a message.

WINNER - BEST SCRIPT - CAROLYN CORKINDALE
WINNER - BEST FILM SCORE - ADAM RITCHIE

 
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Somersault Pike
DIRECTED BY:  Kate Lefoe
 

Dark fears and high hopes drive a young competitive diver as she faces the ten-metre platform.

WINNER - BEST SOUND - ANT BOHUN & LIVIA RUZIK

 
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Slingshot
DIRECTED BY:  David Hansen
 

An amusing analogy on modern love through the eyes of one of its latest victims.

WINNER - PEOPLE'S CHOICE - DAVID HANSEN

 
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The First Place The Last Place
DIRECTED BY:  Phillip Storer
 

In May 2016 the Federal Government shortlisted a site near Hookina Waterhole in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges as the site for Australia's first nuclear waste dump. This is the story of the impact and the hazards of this told through the eyes of local elder Regina McKenzie.

WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY - PHILLIP STORER