The St Kilda Film Festival announces nominees for best short film

The St Kilda Film Festival, now Australia’s longest running, publicly-owned short film festival, has today released the nominees for the festival’s title award, best short film.

Prevailing against the country’s best 100 short films were Red Rover, Death in Bloom, Slingshot and The Orchestra.

Other award categories and nominees were;

Best Documentary: You Better Take Cover; Worry Me In The Daytime; Strudel Sisters; and Éva.

Best Director: Brooke GoldfinchRed Rover; Nathan KeeneLittle Boy Blue; Dael OatesDeath in Bloom; and Jacobie GrayThe Aquarium

The nominees are now narrowing in on the $50,000 worth of cash and prizes that will be distributed amongst eighteen categories. The award categories that have been recognised within the festival,  seek to reward filmmakers working in a range of genres, as City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss said,

“We had a great selection of films from across the country in this year’s Festival program. The City of Port Phillip is proud to showcase the innovative and exciting work of Australia’s best filmmakers across different disciplines and looks forward to unveiling the 2016 St Kilda Film Festival winners at the Closing Night Awards later in the week.”

The St Kilda Film Festival’s best short films have been judged by industry vets, including Paul Goldman, Annie Maver and Victoria Thaine, as well as guest judge, Jonathan Marlow.

The festival will close on the 28th of May, when the award for best short film will be announced. For the full list of what short films will be aired and when, visit’s-top-100.


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