Closing Night Awards | St Kilda Film Festival
Closing Night

Closing Night Awards

Saturday 27 May

Closing Night is an invitation-only event.

Award Winners Announced!

The 34th St Kilda Film Festival draws to a close with the Closing Night Awards Ceremony. Filmmakers in the Top 100 Competition will contend for a prize pool valued at over $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. Judged by industry professionals, the awards cover a wide range of filmmaking crafts, with the Best Short Film taking home a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the City of Port Phillip.


Vote for your favourite Top 100 Short Film at the Festival for their chance to win the Audience Choice Award!



Best Short Film

$10,000 cash prize




Craft Award

$2,000 cash prize





Best Director 

$2,000 cash prize from AFTRS plus an Australian Directors Guild member pack


Best Achievement in Cinematography

Blackmagic URSA EF model
Valued at $7,752 plus an ACS member pack


Best Achievement in Screenplay

$1,000 cash prize courtesy of Cinema
Nova and a one year Associate Membership to the Australian Writers Guild




Best Achievement in Sound Post Production

$2,500 in-kind services from Music & Effects, plus a one year Australian Screen Sound Guild Associate Membership




Best Original Score

$2,000 cash prize


Audience Choice Award

Two day studio hire including
use of newly built cyclorama






Best Achievement in
Indigenous Filmmaking

$1,000 cash prize







Best Documentary

AIDC session pass plus one
Creative Cloud 12 month



Best Achievement in Editing

$2,500 in-kind services from Roar, plus an Australian Screen Editors Guild Membership





Best Achievement in Visual Effects

$1,800 in-kind services







Under The Radar Best Youth Film

$1,000 cash prize and a Short Course, Media and Communications Voucher




Best Comedy

$2,000 rental equipment hire





Best Actor

$1,000 cash prize 




Best Young Actor

$500 cash prize with ongoing 
agency representation




Staff Choice Award

$1,500 cash prize, plus a
film buff’s feast pass
for the 2018 Festival