Winners of the 25th WA Screen Awards Announced August 2
The Film & Television Institute (FTI) will announce the winners ofthe 25th annual WA Screen Awards (WASAs) at the Gala Awards Ceremony at The Astor Theatre in Perth this Friday 2 August.
The WASAs, Western Australia’s answerto the AACTAs and the Academy Awards,are the premier celebration of West Australian screen culture, celebrating excellence and achievements in feature film, short film, web series, music videos, television production, documentary and games.
Australian acting legend Jack Thompson will presenton the night, alongside VIP guests Rachael Blake (Lantana, Sleeping Beauty), Tony Martin (Wildside, The Straits, Heartbreak High) and Nelson Woss (producer of Red Dog).
ABC’s Russell Woolf will MC the evening and a grand total of $33,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Western Australia's top filmmakers on the night.
Following a record 800 entries,agrand total of 104 nomineesacross 66 film projects are in the running to win a WASA this Friday night.
The nominees for brand new category, FTI Best Gameare Aranda Morrison for Square Off, Kate Neylon for Deviator, Lisa Rye for Freedom Fall and Jason Wong for Orbeats.
The nominees for ECU Best Feature Filmare Blame produced by Melissa Kelly, Ryan Hodgson and Michael Robinson, Needle produced by Deidre Kitcher, The Manuscript produced by Debbie Thoyand Red Dog produced by Nelson Woss.
The nominees for ECU Best Short Film are One Night Only by Michael Facey, The Owl by Peter Gurbiel and Wade K. Savage, Bush Basher by Ross Hutchens and Tenille Kennedy and Perished written, produced and directed by Aaron McCannand Stefan A. Radanovich.
The Curtin University People’s Choice Award will be announced following audience votes at Cinefest Oz (21 -25August 2013)and the winner of the Screen West Outstanding Contribution Awardwill be a West Australian who has enhanced the vibrancy of the screen sector through either bringing acclaim and profile to the sector via their own remarkable careers and achievements, or by working behind the scenes to the benefit of other screen practitioners.
“The WASAs are a chance to recognisetalents of the local industry and besides being a proud sponsor of the event we are also pleased to be recognising an individual that has made a fantastic contribution to the screen industry.” said CEO of ScreenWest, Ian Booth. FTI encourages all lovers of film to come along and recognise the diverse range of content being produced in Western Australiaby Western Australians.