The 2021 edition of St. Kilda Film Festival started on May 20th and ended on 29th. Winners have been announced. The festival is Academy Award Qualifying for documentary short films.

Short Film Winners

Best Short Film
Lost Boy by Peter Skinner

Best Youth Short Film
The Odyssey by Emmanuelle Mattana

Craft Award
Carmentis by Antony Webb

Best Director
Gabriel Morrison for Joy

Best Documentary
Lost Contact by Jaina Kalifa, Amelia Paxman

Best Animation
The Winter by Xin Li

Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking
The Moogai by Jon Bell

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Aaron McLisky ACS for Kilter by Rob Stanton-Cook

Best Achievement in Screenplay
Gabriel Morrison, Serena Siow for Joy by Gabriel Morrison

Best Achievement in Editing
Navzad Dabu for Peaks by Navzad Dabu

Best Achievement in Sound Post-Production
Xoe Baird for Carmentis by Antony Webb

Best Original Score
Kae M Black for Erwin by Lev Libre-Jutsen

Best Actor
Ben Mortley for Carmentis by Antony Webb

Best Young Actor
Catherine Lillian for Dry Fire by Daniel Farmer, Adam Bigum