Short Film Winners to Watch

Posted Tuesday 15 Nov 2011

The sixth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival kicked off in Auckland the other week, with a glamorous awards evening where the winners of eight prizes for excellence in short film making were announced.
Jack Woon took home the coveted Kodak Best Film Award for
The Great Barrier. Woon also took out the SDGNZ Best Director prize. Australian film The Kiss by Ashlee Page took home both the Panavision Best Cinematographer prize and the StarNow Best Actor award for an outstanding performance by Nicole Gulasekharam. Tammy Davis collected the Script to Screen Best Screen Play for his crowd pleasing directorial debut film about two thieves, Ebony Society, which he also wrote.
The judges, James Brookman, Catherine Fitzgerald and Paul Grinder, paid tribute to the bright futures of all the filmmakers. "What a privilege to watch these films," said film producer Catherine Fitzgerald, whose Samoan language feature film The Orator is currently in cinemas. "The diversity of stories, storytelling and talent made selecting nominees and winners a real challenge, but equally fills me with excitement in anticipation for what the future will bring from these filmmakers."
The full list of winners can be found
on the website.