Writer/Director, Jo-Anne Brechin, who is a Metro Screen Certificate IV in Screen and Media Graduate, picked up the Young Filmmaker of the Year Award for ‘This Dog’s Life’. The film was produced as part of Metro Screen’s First Break 2011 funding initiative.
The NSW Mining Young Indigenous Filmmaker’s Fellowship winner Ella Bancroft took home a $20,000 prize to fund her future projects. Ella is the Writer/Director of Metro Screen’s First Break 2012 film ‘Destiny in the Dirt’.
There were also 7 Metro Screen supported films in the program of 100 short films at the festival, and 3 of those were included in the 15 films nominated for awards.
At SPAA Fringe, Metro Screen Dream Accelerator finalist, Monica Davidson, made it through to the finals with her documentary ‘Handbag’. Monica will be heading to the SPAA conference in Melbourne in November for the final round competing for the ticket to Cannes.