Awards at ASFF

All films in the Official Selection are in competition to receive a number of awards. These awards recognise outstanding talent in filmmaking practice, and are a prestigious accolade. The winning films are selected by a jury of industry experts, and are presented at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony. Previous winners at ASFF have gone on to achieve further award success, including wins at the Oscars (Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary, in 2016) and BAFTAs (The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs, in 2015) and have broadened their audience beyond the film festival circuit. Festival programmers in attendance at ASFF have selected ASFF films to screen at other festivals internationally, and professional connections made at ASFF have resulted in several high-profile collaborations.

2016's Award Winning Films

Robo-Trumble, John Wright (Advertising Winner)

Machine, Sunit Parekh-Gaihede, Hydralab (Animation Winner)

Solo Damas, Callum Hill (Artists' Film Winner)

90 Grad Nord, Detsky Graffam, K17 Films (Comedy Winner)

Lay Me Low, Marlene Millar, Migration (Dance Winner)

Irregulars, Fabio Palmieri, NotWorkingFilms (Documentary Winner, and Festival Winner)

Silence, Dejan Mrkic (Drama Winner)

Two Signs' Den – Epilogue, Bruno Decc, Filme Filmes (Experimental Winner)

Breaking Rules, Victor Claramunt, 3Tristesteasers & Ryu MEdia (Fashion Winner)

Beardyman - Mountainside, Lewis Rose, Unihill Productions (Music Video Winner)

Cork Man, Dawn Han (Thriller Winner)

Litterbugs, Peter Stanley-Ward, Treehouse Digital Ltd & Mighty Atom Entertainment Ltd (Youth Vote Winner)

Rhonna & Donna, Daina O. Pusic, Creative England / Dan Films (Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay)

Dust & Resin, Stephen Parker, Manor Hill Productions & Chrome Productions (People's Choice Winner)

Irregulars, Fabio Palmieri, NotWorkingFilms (Documentary Winner, and Festival Winner)