For Australian filmmakers, the St Kilda Film Festival is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals on the short film calendar, with awards such as Best Short not only of incredible career benefit, but also of great value. a cash prize of $10,000.
And without further ado, the 2023 winners have been revealed.
Best Original Score
James Mountain – mud crab
Best Achievement in Sound Post-Production
Jared Plant, Yee Lee, Bernard Winter – Embodiment
Best Achievement in Publishing
Tania Take – MYTH
Best Achievement in Screenplay
Neer Shelter – Perspectives
Best Achievement in Indigenous Cinema
The Lost Crystals of Jessica’s Room
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Jaclyn Paterson – Mud Crab
Best Young Actor
Lena Nankivell – MYTH
Joshua Mehmet – mud crab
Galup VR Experience
David Robinson-Smith – mud crab
Best Short Film
Under the Radar – Best Youth Short Film
The Future of Pierrot
The St Kilda Film Festival jury consisted of cinematographer Ellery Ryan, producer Julie Ryan and filmmaker Rhianna Malezer.
“Judging the winners from over 100 local films submitted is pretty much the hardest thing in the whole festival,” said St Kilda Film Festival director Richard Sowada. “The quality of the works this year was as good as anything you would see anywhere on the planet and is a testament to the strength of the Australian screen industry. For the judges and I we are so proud to be associated to all of them. It’s a great honor.
You can see the full list of 2023 nominees on the St Kilda Film Festival website