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Click on the link above to download and read Tony Bonner’s Interview with the Benalla Ensign Newspaper

       2019 FILM SCREENING

Benalla Shorts screened Saturday 6th April to a sell out  audience.  What a day!

  • Benalla Town Hall
  • Winner Student Award Thomas Bridges with Rotary Club member Amanda and Judges John and Tony
  • People's Choice winner David Musial with MC Kevin, sponsor Amanda and Judges John and Tony
  • Junior Encouragement Award winner Caleb Willden (aged 11) with MC Kevin and Judge John
  • Friends of the Library rep with John Orcsik and Tony Bonner. Friends donated $1000 towards Best Film
  • Part of our Sell Out Crowd
  • 2019 Audience

Best Film  $1,500.    We had a tie for Best Film with our Judges not able to separate 

    ROBBIE AND ROSE                       THE SHADOW

EACH RECEIVE $750 AS THEIR SHARE OF FIRST PRIZE.

The Friends of the Benalla Library donated $1,000 towards this major prize. FRIENDS OF BENALLA LIBRARY

 Our judges, Tony Bonner AM and John Orcsik, presented the awards and congratulated all involved in the movies entered for 2019.  Those in attendance had the opportunity to discuss their work with these very famous Australian Actors.

STUDENT AWARD     

    DINK  RECEIVES THE $500 FOR THIS CATEGORY.  The Benalla Rotary Club and Benalla Bowls Club jointly sponsored this award.

THE $500  LOCAL ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD (WITHIN 100 KILOMETRES OF BENALLA) WENT TO …

   GRAVE EXPECTATIONS

Filmed in the Shepparton area and won the $500  sponsored by the Friends of Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre.

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WAS WON BY  SKETCHBOOK

SKETCHBOOK RECEIVED THE   $200

Two other awards were made  

  This film received a Junior Encouragement Award sponsored by AFI/AACTA.  Congratulations to Caleb Willdon (aged 11 years)

   Best Performance Award was won by Actor Jack Braddy and he received an award also sponsored by AFI/AACTA

  A big Thank You to our 2017 Benalla Shorts winner, Michael Raso,  for filming the evening and we look forward to have some ‘live’  footage.  Michael continues to be a great ambassador for Benalla Shorts during the last 2 years.  We are indebted to him for his continued support. 

Congratulations to our other finalists

                                                

          

               

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS of BENALLA SHORTS WILL BE HELD – and we thank the following Cinemas for their support.

Bright 5 May 3.15 pm

  Swanpool 10 May 7.30 pm

 To be advised

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 NOW TO 2020 – watch this space for details soon.                                                                                                                      

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