2014 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.

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.

Winning Film
Time Slip

Finalists
A List of Things That Really Annoy Me 
The Strange Man

Best Music Video

Winning Film
 Alles Fur Alles / Everything For Everyone

Finalists
Love Is A Strange Game
Moon Country
Where Have They Gone?

Best Animation

Winning Film
Café Chat

Finalists
A List of Things That Really Annoy Me
Being Successful
A Penguin & Panda Love Story

Most Original Film

Winning Film
Our Story

Finalists
Alles Fur Alles / Everything For Everyone
Love Is A Strange Game 

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
Wild@Heart Community Arts (Victoria, Australia)

Finalists
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)

Funniest Film

Winning Film
Next Factor

Finalists
Cow Story
A Penguin & Panda Love Story

Best Special Effects

Winning Film
Eye TV

Finalists
Geister (Ghosts)
Lisa’s Story

Best New Media and Video Art

Winning Film
Dexter Aliens

Finalist
Geister (Ghosts)

Best of Festival

Winning Film
The Sea Reminds Me

Finalists
Joe and Sarah
Time Slip

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!

Winning Film
Our Story