Antenna International Documentary Film Festival winners for 2011
Press release from Tsuki
Announcing the winners for the inaugural Antenna International Documentary Film Festival:
SBS award for Best International Documentary Film: Into Eternity – Michael Madsen
Best Australian Documentary Film: The Triangle Wars – Rosie Jones
Best Student Documentary Film: “Ol’ Blue Eyes” – Matt Cooney
International guest to the festival, Michael Madsen took out the SBS award for Best International Documentary Film worth $5000 in prize money, for his film Into Eternity, with a special mention going to Danfung Dennis’ Hell and Back Again.
Melbourne filmmaker Rosie Jones’ film The Triangle Wars (produced by Lizzette Atkins and Circe Films) won the Australian competition for her film about the community vs. developers in the St Kilda Triangle, while Sydney Film School graduate Matt Cooney won the Student Competition for his film “Ol’ Blue Eyes”.
Awards were announced at the closing ceremony of the festival at Sydney’s Chauvel Cinema on Sunday night, which concluded with Phil Cox’s The Bengali Detective.
Antenna International Documentary Film Festival showcases the creative talents of local and international filmmakers and allows the public to experience the best contemporary documentary cinema from around the world. Celebrating its inaugural year in 2011, Antenna featured over 40 acclaimed documentaries, including 15 Australian feature-length premieres, international guests, awards and a platform for lively debate.
The festival took place at Sydney’s Chauvel Cinema from 5th to 9th October 2011 and screened films as diverse as Robert Nugent’s Memoirs of a Plague and Beth Aala’s Pool Party, and tackling topics from nuclear waste and an assassin’s confessions in Mexico to matchmaking.
For more information, click here.