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NEW QUEENSLAND FILMMAKERS SHINE IN AWARDS NIGHT

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Anna Bligh
10/08/2009

NEW QUEENSLAND FILMMAKERS SHINE IN AWARDS NIGHT

The Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh has congratulated the Queensland Academy of Creative Industries (QACI) for taking out the top award in the secondary school category in the 23rd Warner Roadshow Queensland New Filmmakers Awards (QNFA).

Ms Bligh said the QACI short film, Carpe Diem, about a young girl's internal struggle to talk to the object of her affections, was named the best overall secondary production in a competitive field.

"With this win QACI is well on its way to developing award-winning creative leaders of tomorrow," Ms Bligh said.

"These awards, coordinated and presented by Pacific Film and Television Commission, are the biggest industry sponsored new filmmaker competition in the country, recognising and encouraging the achievements of emerging Queensland filmmakers.

"Previous QNFA winners have gone on to great success at national and international film festivals, including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

"Ivan Sen, director of Beneath Clouds, which won Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival and at the AFI and IF Awards, was a QNFA winner, as were Michael and Peter Spierig, who have enjoyed international success with their first feature film Undead and are currently working on their second feature film Daybreakers."

Bond University's Broken Road, about a family camping expedition that prompts a father to reflect on his life, took out Best Overall Production.

Griffith Film School topped tertiary honours, taking out 10 awards, including the coveted best director and producer awards.

Ms Bligh said 28 awards were presented, covering all areas of filmmaking from direction and writing to acting and sound.

More than 160 nominations were received for this year's awards, with winners selected by a panel of industry judges based on criteria including originality, creativity and technical skill.

Over the last 22 years, judges have viewed over 2000 films and presented over 300 awards of excellence, with a prize pool totalling almost $400 000.

A full list of QNFA winners follows. The QNFA are part of the St. George Bank Brisbane International Film Festival which finishes on 9 August.

QNFA Award Winners 2009

Award

Winning Film

School/Institution

Best Secondary Drama

Carpe Diem

Queensland Academy for Creative Industries

Best Secondary Documentary

Sounds of the Street

Anglican Church Grammar School

Best Secondary Other

By My Side

Queensland Academy for Creative Industries

Best Overall Secondary Production

Carpe Diem

Queensland Academy for Creative Industries

Schools which exhibits Creativity, Initiative & Effort

n/a

St. Joseph's College

Best Tertiary Drama up to 10 mins

Strike

Griffith Film School

Best Tertiary Drama 10-30 mins

Broken Road

Bond University

Best Tertiary Documentary

Vernon

Griffith Film School

Best Tertiary Other

Maguki Haduki

Griffith Film School

Best Independent Drama up to 10 mins

The Pessimist

n/a

Best Independent Other

"Inside Moves" by Smart Artists

n/a

Award for Best Actor (Male)

Isn't It Lovely

Griffith Film School

Award for Best Actor (Female)

Let Go

Bond University

David Copping Memorial Production Design Award

Last Breath

QUT

Encouragement Award for Cinematography

Strawberry Swing

St. Joseph's College

Most Outstanding Cinematography

Beyond Blood

Bond University

Excellence in Editing

Strike

Griffith Film School

Original Screen Music Award

Broken Road

Bond University

Best Sound

The Pessimist

n/a

Best Animation

Seawoks

Griffith Film School

Best Music Video

Wasps

Griffith Film School

Most Promising New Filmmaker

Turn Me On

Anglican Church Grammar School

Most Original Script

A Few Words With Loneliness

n/a

Innovation of Form

Maguki Haduki

Griffith Film School

Best Director

Yellow

Griffith Film School

Best Producer

Yellow

Griffith Film School

Most Popular Film

BiPolar

QUT

Best Overall Film

Broken Road

Bond University




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Publish Date: 10 Aug 09

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