2020 BENALLA SHORTS
The On-Line presentation of awards was conducted by a Zoom meeting on the 7th November 2020 at 8.00pm (AEDT), with the Judges, Film Makers and Guests able to be on line together.
It is also hoped that we may be able to screen the films at the Swanpool Cinema early in 2021.
YES – WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN 2021 BIGGER AND BETTER. MORE INFORMATION TO COME SOON AND WATCH OUT FOR THE POSSIBLE INCLUSION OF A DOCUMENTARY SECTION IN THE COMPETITION.
The Best Film for Benalla Shorts in 2020
‘These Walls’ – Susanna van Aswegen -With a common passion for street art, a free spirited grandmother and her grandson are forced to share their secret with his concerned single mother and prove that age has no barriers or limitations.
Congratulations to Susanna (from Queensland) and she takes home the $1,500 first prize. The Benalla Bowls Club have donated $500 towards our first prize of $1,500
The Best Student Film for 2020
‘The Quiet’ – Radheya Jegatheva -When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation. The truth is written in the stars, but what will he uncover?
Congratulations again to Radheya (from West Australia) as he has followed up the Best Film Award in 2018 with a win in this category this year taking home. The Student Award of $500 is jointly sponsored by DeFazio Concrete, Benalla and lifelong friend of the Shorts – the Rotary Club Benalla
THE LOCAL ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR 2020
THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR 2020
‘One Love’ – Charles Williams -Seventy-year-old George, has been living without his wife for 37 years. He now finds losing the only connection he has left of her…his car…the car he bought on the very day he met her.
Congratulations to Benalla resident Charles Williams – he scooped the pool!
The Benalla Gliding Club have joined us and donated $250 to co-sponsor the Local Encouragement Award of $500 .
The People’s Choice Award of $200 was sponsored by Bendigo Bank Benalla.
VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
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