21 August 2013

Student work highlighted at RMIT Link Student Film Awards.

Film and interactive media was on show recently, as nine student films picked up awards at this year’s RMIT Link Student Film Awards.

Molly George (Expanded Studio Practice Student) and winner of Best Documentary for her film 'Refugee'; Rose Scasni, Mananging Director of Open Channel; and Tanya Ngerengere from RMIT Link Arts & Culture.

Winner of Best Film Kathryn Goldie, for her work Bodysurfer.

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Now in its 23rd year, the awards show-case student work from media, film and interactive courses from both higher education and TAFE.

Staged at RMIT’s Kaleide Theatre on Wednesday 31 July, some of RMIT’s most promising future film makers competed in nine different film categories, including drama, animation, experimental, comedy, documentary, music video, cinematography, people’s choice, and the overall winner of Best Film.

Almost 140 people attended the evening, with 14 short films being presented; the judging was presided over by a panel of industry professionals. The winning works were judged on their artistic strength, originality, technical assurance, entertainment value and cinematography.

Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting student Kathryn Goldie picked up the award for the overall winner of Best Film – for her work of Body Surfer. The film looked at the relationship of a man and his estranged father after the death of his mother.

Film Awards organiser and previous winner of the event, Tanya Ngerengere was thrilled with the quality of the entries.

“All of the categories were really well represented this year. There was such a high calibre of work from all the students – from editing to acting, screenwriting and production values.”

“The winning students will receive amazing professional development prizes including memberships to SPAA and MIFF, Cinematheque and Nova cinema passes, creative software for professional development, and Madman DVD packs.”

The event was sponsored by some of the industry’s most well-known institutions including Melbourne International Film Festival, Screen Producers Association of Australia, Open Channel, Cinema Nova, Melbourne Cinemateque, Madman Entertainment and RMIT’s own Linktopia store.

Category

Winner

Best Film

Kathryn Goldie

'Bodysurfer'

Drama

Kathryn Goldie

'Bodysurfer'

Animation

Angela Pinilla and 

Alastair Richardson

'Apart'

Experimental

Patrick Hassell

'WirMalen'

Comedy

Meaghan Palmer

'Supagay'

Documentary

Molly George

'Refugee'

Music video

Nathan Ceddia

'Boomgates, Floodplains'

Cinematography

Kwai Lueng Lai (Herman)

‘Leftovers’

People’s Choice Awards

Anne O’Hoy

Photography by Sam Wong.

For more information, see RMIT Link Arts & Culture.

The crowd gathers as the lights go down..


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