Short Film Competition Winners Announced
1 July 2009
The Centre is pleased to announce the two winning entries from its Short Film Competition.
First place was awarded to Stan Spade by David Gregan, Daniel Vink and Andrew Shanks. The short film is a 1950s-style black and white film noir follows a veteran lawyer, Stan Spade, who goes to the aid of a young woman in distress.
Second place was awarded to Street Level, by Liam Gaunt and Kristyn Briggs, for its moving depiction of how pro bono legal assistance helps homeless people in South Australia. The film shows how the homeless are often ignored at street level and are frequently disparaged. The film reflects on this and demonstrates how awareness and simple understanding can make a difference.
The judges awarded two other entries with Highly Commended Awards:
- William's Story by Ben Clarke and Sam Curtain, for its emotive portrayal of the injustices faced by a refugee who found help through pro bono representation; and
- Pro Bono @ Glebe Markets by Anthony Jucha, which follows the journey of a lawyer who set up a stall at his local markets to offer free legal advice.
The entries were judged by a panel of three, consisting of:
- Peter McEvoy, Supervising Executive Producer of Factual Television, Executive Producer of Q & A and ABC Forum, award-winning current affairs documentary;
- Ross Tzannes AM, Solicitor with Pryor Tzannes and Wallis; former President of the Sydney Film Festival; former Deputy Chair of the Film, Radio and Television Division of the Australia Council; International Jury of the Asian Film Festival; and
- Skye Rose, Senior Policy and Project Manager with the National Pro Bono Resource Centre.
The Centre intends to edit some of the entries for future use by the Centre.
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