As we wrote in a previous article, the 2020 edition of St. Kilda Film Festival has been held online due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. This edition just ended and the winners were announced.
St. Kilda is an Oscar Qualifying festival.
- Best Short Film: The Egg by Jane Cho (Australia)
- Craft Award: Rebooted by Michael Shanks (USA)
- Best Director: Jane Cho (The Egg, Australia)
- Best Documentary: I Want to Make a Film About Women by Karen Pearlman (Australia)
- Best Animation: Rebooted by Michael Shanks (USA)
- Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking: Out of Range by John Harvey (Australia)
- Best Actor: Ailís Logan in Wine Lake (by Platon Theodoris, UK)
- Best Young Actor: Kim Thien Doan in The Egg (by Jane Cho, Australia)
- Best Achievement in Cinematography: Aaron McLisky, Andrew Gough in The Sand that Ate the Sea (by Matthew Thorne, Australia)
- Best Original Score: Piers Burbrook de Vere for The Egg (by Jane Cho, Australia)
- Best Achievement in Screenplay: Lee Zachariah for Audio Guide (by Chris Elena, Australia)
- Best Achievement in Sound Post Production: Ramsay De Marco, Charby Ibrahim for Bright Lights – The Perils of the Pokies (by Charby Ibrahim, Australia)
- Best Achievement in Editing: Michael Shanks, Chris Hocking, Kevin Luk for Rebooted (by Michael Shanks, USA)
- Best Youth Short Film: Under the Radar: Flip by Oliver Bailey, Oliver Crawford Smith
- Best Regional Short Film: Dissatisfaction by Campbell Mattinson (Australia)
- Your Place Film Victoria Award: Fish and Chips by Michael Jones
- Your Place Director’s Choice Award: At Home in Bermuda (where?) by Rosaleen Cox
Oscar Qualifying Award
Between the prizes awarded at the SKFF, the Oscar Qualifying is Best Short Film, this year given to The Egg by Jane Cho.