The Telegram Man wins Mudfest 2012

04 April, 2012 by IF

Press release from Well Above

Not even the threat of poor weather could dampen the spirit and enthusiasm of this year’s Mudgee International Short Film Festival, Mudfest. With the screening moved to Mudfest’s indoor venue due to the possibility of a torrential downpour, the Judges’ Choice award went to James Khehtie’s The Telegram Man, the People’s Choice to Nash Edgerton’s Bear and the FUJIFILM Best Australian Film Award of $1,500 worth of recording media products to Peakaboo
directed by Damien Power.


The full list of finalists was:
Peakaboo – Australia
Sukkertoppen (Sugartop) – Norway
Secret life of Objects – Outhouse – Australia
Donkey – United Kingdom
Half Hearted – United Kingdom
Collision – Australia

Bear – Australia

The Telegram Man – Australia

Moving Day – Australia
The Extraordinary Life of Rocky – Belgium

Spielend älter werden mit Wilda WahnWitz – Germany

Squeeze – Australia

Lola – France

Cockatoo – Australia

Co-founder of Mudfest Peter Scott said, “Mudfest, now in its 8th year just keeps getting better and better, even with the challenging weather conditions we had more visitors than ever before. 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.”

Earlier this year MudFest was announced as an Official Satellite Event of the G’Day USA Festivities, screening in Los Angeles on 17 January at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. G'Day USA is an annual program held in the lead-up to Australia Day and is designed to showcase Australian business, innovation and culture to the USA. The 2012 G’Day USA 3-week program brought new business, education, entertainment, innovation, and tourism events to seven cities (San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Houston and Chicago).