2018 Award Winners

At the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony for the 2018 Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival, held on Saturday 20 October 2018, nine awards were announced. Voting in the People’s Choice Award is now open. Click here to vote!

Best of Fest Award

Winner: Check Out by Bobby Marinelli

Checkout

Kelly works in a supermarket and seeks an opportunity to ask Allison, her manager, for a promotion. She has a hard time keeping Allison’s attention, but her strong will and perseverance help Allison solve a personal problem, earning her new-found respect for Kelly.

Best Documentary

Winner: Long Distance Runner by Amechai Bawden

Long-Distance-Runner

Amechai Bawden loves running. Through steady training he has built his fitness levels to achieve short and long distance running goals. Selected to represent South Australia internationally he would eventually like to compete in triathlons and marathons too.

Best Thriller

Winner: Reptalian 24 by Tim Sedgwick

Reptalian24

A team of scientists embark on a journey to the other side of the universe where they come face to face with the Reptalian species who give them much more than they bargained for.

Best New Media

Winner: Adam by Emma Allen

Adam grey matters

Adam’s head makes the perfect canvas for exploring his inner grey matter.

Best Animation

Winner: EyeTV 2 by James Kurtze

EyeTV2

When James leaves his beloved cat Dexter to go on holiday, Dexter decides to go too. He follows James onto a beautiful white sandy beach and suddenly the two friends find themselves inside a retro 1980s Jega Video Game.

Best Comedy

Winner: Catsperger by Sam Bateman

Catsperger

A young man with Asperger’s Syndrome lives with his two pet cats, Cleo and Olli who share some of his autistic traits. But are they as talented as Sam?

Best Music & Dance

Joint Winners:

A Safe Place to Rest by the Arty Party

A-Safe-Place-to-Rest

A young man finds a place to rest where he dreams about dancing in tune with nature.

Mirrors and the Message by Marie Lavis

Mirrors-&-Message

A visual and musical journey through celebrating, expressing and embracing life, with all its imperfections and wonders.

Best Our Story

Winner: Check Out by Bobby Marinelli

Checkout

Kelly works in a supermarket and seeks an opportunity to ask Allison, her manager, for a promotion. She has a hard time keeping Allison’s attention, but her strong will and perseverance help Allison solve a personal problem, earning her new-found respect for Kelly.

Against All Odds Award

Winner: Games & Dreams by the Barossa Film Club

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Sometimes a familiar board game can turn into a deadly murder – or is it all just a dream?

People’s Choice Award

Winner: Lego Fix by James Coulter

Lego-Fix

James explains what it is about Lego that he loves so much, including use of figurines and the different tools and building features that Lego offers, so you can make great stop motion animations like ‘Saving Bacon’!