The Lost Thing wins at Mudfest

04 April, 2011 by IF

Press release from Fujifilm

The picturesque Bunnamagoo Estate vineyard was the perfect setting for this year’s Mudfest, the 7th Mudgee International Short Film Festival. As ever it was a beautiful, if somewhat colder, evening than recent years with the standard of all 13 finalists of the very highest order.


The Judges Choice and FUJIFILM Best Australian Entry went to The Lost Thing (Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan) with the Peoples Choice Award also going to an Australian film Family Values (Matthew Jenkin). The judges also decided, with the support of FUJIFILM and Deluxe, to award a special one off runners up prize to the third Australian prizewinner of the night, Bee Sting (Heath Davis).

Co-founder of Mudfest Peter Scott said, “Mudfest, now in its 7th year just keeps getting better and better. Bunnamagoo Estate was the perfect venue and we had over 1000 people to watch of some of the best short films not just from Australia but from around the globe. Mudfest would again like to thank FUJIFILM for sponsoring the Best Australian Film award with their prize of $1,500 worth of FUJIFILM recording media and Video-8 taking care of all the mastering, duplication and DVD replication of the entries. We couldn’t put on Mudfest without the invaluable support of our sponsors.”

Simon Murphy from FUJIFILM Australia said, “The standard of this year’s entries was particularly high. Many congratulations to Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan for The Lost Thing, we will be presenting them with their $1,500 worth of recording media products in the near future. Congratulations also to Heath Davis for his excellent film Bee Sting. FUJIFILM is a proud supporter of the Australian film industry and independent film festivals like Mudfest are a great showcase for our local filmmakers.”

Video-8 CEO Gareth Collins added, “As ever Video-8 is very pleased to be a supporter and sponsor of Mudfest. This year’s festival was excellent and we very much look forward to next year.”