Film fest a night of stars
THE Port Shorts film festival on Friday and Saturday was a great success. Hundreds took the opportunity to watch the movies under the stars on the inflatable screen on the Raiders rugby field over two nights. The winners - Saturday night: Open – Bunny New Girl by Natalie van den Dungen. Local – SeventhNaturalWonder by Dean Miller. Audience Choice – Unspoken by Hayden Bevis. Jury Prize – Forever by James Walker
Winners – Fri night (students): Young Narrative – Tension by Oliver Marsden. Music Video – Shoebox by Samantha Hope. Micro Documentary – Japan and Myanmar by Sebastian Marsden. Audience Choice (Friday night) – Meal Team Six by Bill Mason.
Melbourne filmmaker Natalie Van Den Dungen picked up $5000 as the popular winner of Best Open Short Film, Hayden Bevis won Audience Choice with Unspoken and James Walker was presented with the Jury Prize, a $3800 filmmaking course with the New York Film Academy, for his short film Forever.
It was a great resurrection of Port Shorts and rest assured the festival will be back even bigger and better next year.
MC for the night Stephen Curry and judge Matt Hearne
Port Shorts festival in Port Douglas
Stephen Curry and Greg McLean
Peter and Jan Searle
Jodie and Landon with Kyan