Last year’s 10 film entries came from all over Australia and varied in style, length and genre. The winner of last year’s festival was Venetia Taylor (Broken Hill) who received $1,000 from the Friends of BPACC for her 2 minute comedy Counsellor (Broken Hill). Local resident Hayley Warnock received the Benalla Lions Club $500 encouragement award for her under 2 minutes fiction animation Top Delight. Grace O’Brien (Wangaratta) picked up the $500.secondary student award from the Rotary Club of Benalla for Tradition, her fiction film under 8 minutes . Don Percy (Melbourne) won the Friends of BPACC People’s Choice Award of $500 for his hilarious 7 minute comedy Makeover.
Judges this year are Frank Bruzzese (winner of the AACTA Award for Producing Hamish & Andy and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering); Dave Forster (writer for Masterchef and international award winning short film maker), and Polly Staniford from Aquarius films. Polly has produced documentaries for the ABC; written and directed 10 short films; won the St. Kilda Short Film Festival with Joey and recently completed a feature film in Berlin
We would like to encourage our local community to come along and support this initiative.
Adult Tickets $20.00
Students " $10.00
Family " $50.00
The cost includes a sumptuous supper prepared by the Friends of BPACC.
Anna Smith & Bernice Vance
Friends of BPACC committee