Award Winners 2016

Best Film

BY ANY MEANS - Directed by Leighton Spence

Synopsis

Mimi Wyatt – a C-list celebrity famous for her kiss and tell stories - gets kidnapped after a night-club appearance. Her kidnapper, Frank Watson, holds her hostage for a ransom of $123,000. He is a desperate man in need of cash to save his terminally ill daughter. Mimi must work out how to raise the money, but will the police believe her version of events?

Best Director

GEMMA DOORLY

The Fireman & Nurse

Synopsis

It's 1994 and teenagers Anna and Paul lock eyes and lips at their local school disco but it is a long way from then to the day-to-day of a suburban marriage. Twenty years later they seek some assistance to save their crumbling marriage and it leads them to play roles they had long dreamed of. Funny and poignant, 'The Fireman and the Nurse' explores the nature of marriage and the lengths people will go to save their 

Jimmy is a big fan of Johnny Rocco's radio slot " The Midnight Show " on WXLR.After a chance meeting with an old acquaintance Jimmy revisit's a dark period in his childhood and then set's about creating his own midnight show.

Synopsis

Best Short Film

MIDNIGHT SHOW

by Philip Cullen

Best Actor

JOHN CONNORS - Breathe

Synopsis

Breathe follows Patrick (29), a bare knuckle fighting Traveller (JOHN CONNORS) who becomes increasingly concerned with his young son Francie’s femininity.

 

The film questions how far a man is willing to defend his family name when the one threatening his legacy is his own son. Does he have the capacity to change and accept him? 

Best Actress

BROOKE BURFITT - By Any Means

Synopsis

Mimi Wyatt – a C-list celebrity famous for her kiss and tell stories - gets kidnapped after a night-club appearance. Her kidnapper, Frank Watson, holds her hostage for a ransom of $123,000. He is a desperate man in need of cash to save his terminally ill daughter. Mimi must work out how to raise the money, but will the police believe her version of events?

Best Screenplay

TELEMACHUS'76 by Kevin C. Wilson

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