Australia’s premier short film festival, the St Kilda Film Festival awarded Director Sotiris Dounoukos for Best Short Film for A Single Body at the Closing Night Awards on Saturday 31 May.

As St Kilda Film Festival is an ACADEMY AWARDS® qualifying event, Welcome to A Single Body is now eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film Awards and The Eagle is eligible for consideration in the Best Documentary Award.

Held at the St Kilda Town Hall and proudly presented by the City of Port Phillip, 23 awards were announced with a prize pool of more than $50,000 worth of cash and prizes.

From an increasingly competitive field of entrants, Best Director was awarded to Erin Good for The Wonderful and Best Actor taken out by Nicholas Denton for his stellar performance in Rabbit. Bunny New Girl went home with Best Comedy, and the Craft Award was given to Grey Bull. The 32nd St Kilda Film Festival has now drawn to a close with Festival Director Paul Harris proud to provide the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry.

Best Short Film
A Single Body
Director Sotiris Dounoukos
Producer Francois Pierre Clavel

Craft Award
Grey Bull
Director Eddy Bell
Producer Khoby Rowe

Best Director
Erin Good
The Wonderful

Best Achievement In Screenplay
Julian Vincent Costanzo

Best Achievement In Editing
Agnes Baginska

Best Achievement In Cinematography
Ari Wegner
Baby Baby

Best Comedy
Bunny New Girl
Director Natalie Van Den Dungen
Producer Natalie Van Den Dungen Peter Fenton

Best Actor
Nicholas Denton

Best Achievement In Sound Post Production
Paul Pirola

Best Original Score
Tiernan Cross
The Wonderful

Best Achievement In Visual Effects
Evan Whiteside
The Witching Hour

Best Animation
The Story Of Percival Pilts

Director Janette Goodey & John Lewis
Producer John Lewis & Terri Dentry

Best Documentary
The Eagle
Director & Producer Gus Berger

Best Achievement In Indigenous Filmmaking
Director Kelrick Martin
Producer Jaclyn Hewer & Melissa Kelly

Best Young Actor
Majdi Slaibi
Pocket Money

Best Youth Short Film
Off Track
Director Sam Lara
Producer Georgia Patching & Naysan Santiago


Best Music Video
“Colourblind” – Elliot and the Bull
Director Samuel Lewis (QLD)
Producer Darcy Prendergast and Seamus Spilsbury

Cinematography Award
“Van Diemen’s Land” – Russell Morris
Director: Lucas Thyer (QLD)
Producer Caitlin Johnston

Craft Award
“So-So” – David Blyth
Director David Blyth (VIC)
Producer David Blyth

Audience Award
“Every man knows his plague; and you are mine” – Tiny Little Houses
Director Jordan Bond
Producer Jarrod Theodore

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