Antipodes Film Festival Saint Tropez: winners announced

The endearing celebration of antipodean cinema run each year in St Tropez has announced its favourite films.
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The endearing celebration of antipodean cinema run each year in St Tropez has announced its favourite films.

The Audience award was given to Last Dance, written by Terence Hammond, and David Pulbrook, who directed as well. Producer is Antony I. Ginnane.

The jury for this festival is led by Radha Mitchell, with director Daniel Nettheim as the other Australian participant. With them are performers Vahina Giocante and Frédéric Gorny, with Patrick Braoudé, a commercial comedy director as well as an actor.

The Best Film prize went to How to meet girls from a distance, written by Sam Dickson and Richard Falkner, and directed by Dean Hewison who was also a writer. It was produced by Andrew Beattie and Ruth Korver, with Ant Timpson as executive producer.

A Jury Commendation went to Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road, produced by David Jowsey.

The Best Actress award was given to Tasma Walton, from Mystery Road, while the Best Actor award was shared by Julian Dennison and Kevin Paulo, in Shopping, written and directed by Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston.

Best Short Film, aka Prix Nicolas Baudin du Meilleur Court Métrage des Antipodes, was awarded to Polly and Me, made in 2009 by Ian Darling, who also produced with Susan Mackinnon.

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