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.
SDSW14 Winning Films are now on YouTube!
Click on the links below to watch the outstanding creativity of our 2014 entrants!
2014 Award Winners and Finalists
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.
Best Music Video
Alles Fur Alles / Everything For Everyone
Most Original Film
The Hive Award
The Hive Award acknowledges the support of community groups who assist people with a learning disability to develop their creativity.
Wild@Heart Community Arts (Victoria, Australia)
Arts Project Australia (Victoria, Australia)
Encounter Centre (South Australia, Australia)
North Melbourne Institute of Technology (NMIT) Work Education Centre (Victoria, Australia)
Tutti Arts Inc. (South Australia, Australia)
Best Special Effects
Best New Media and Video Art
Best of Festival
The Sea Reminds Me
The People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award was announced at the ‘Best of the Fest’ screening presented at Adelaide Studios on Saturday 8 November, 2014. It was awarded to the festival favourite as voted by YOU!