2016 Award Winners

The Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival Awards celebrate and acknowledge the work of learning disability filmmakers.

Awards are judged by the Festival Steering Committee on the basis of the quality of the work,  the themes and issues presented, and the creativity and originality of each film.  Where a Committee member has entered work they do not judge that category.

2016 Award Winners

Our Story (Best Awareness)

The Our Story Award is given to a film which aims to build awareness about people living with a learning disability, highlighting their perspective in a creative, insightful form.

Winning Film
The Escape Artists | EBL Disability Service, South Australia

Best Music Video

Winning Film
Fishwater| Hannah Mason, Heart n Soul, UK

Best Documentary

Winning Film
I am Runner | Amechai Bawden, South Australia

Best Animation

Winning Film
Pinning Down on Luck | Sam Bateman, South Australia

Most Original Film

Winning Film
Drumming is Like Thunder | Duncan Armstrong, Alyx Duncan and Touch Compass Dance Company, New Zealand

The Hive Award

The Hive Award acknowledges the support of community groups who assist people with a learning disability to develop their creativity.

Winning Organisation
Heart n Soul | London, UK

Finalists
Realising Every Dream (RED) Inc (New South Wales)
Touch Compass (New Zealand)
Arthur Creative Services (Victoria)
Breakaways (South Australia)

Funniest Film

Winning Film
Pinning Down on Luck | Sam Bateman, South Australia

Best Special Effects & New Media

Winning Film
Trolleyman | Peter Dickson, New South Wales

Best of Festival

Winning Film
I am Runner | Amechai Bawden, South Australia

The People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award is awarded to the festival favourite as voted by YOU!

Winning Film
The Dandy Lion | Sam Bateman, South Australia