Zak Hilditch's short film Transmission took out the prize for Best Short Film at the St Kilda Film Festival overnight.
Hilditch and producer Liz Kearney were presented with a $10,000 cheque City of Port Phillip Mayor Rachel Powning at the St Kilda Town Hall.
The film, which tells the story of a deadly pandemic and its impact on a father-daughter relationship, also picked up awards for Best Director (for Hilditch), Best Actor (Angourie Rice) and Best Achievement in Editing (for Merlin Cornish).
Screen Australia supported the production of Transmission via its Springboard program. The short was made to support upcoming feature film These Final Hours, which is set to shoot in and around Perth in the second half of this year.
Seven minute documentary The Globe Collector took out Best Documentary for director Summer DeRoche and producer Andrea Distefano.
Any Questions for Ben? actor Josh Lawson won Best Achievement in Screenplay for After Credits, while the sci-fi short Cryo from Oscar nominees Drew Bailey and Luke Doolan, received the award for best production design.
For a complete list of winners, see below:
Best Short Film
Transmission – Dir. Zak Hilditch / Prod. Liz Kearney
Winner: Into the Sun – Dir. Amy Gebhardt / Prod. Allison Lockwood
Commendation: Ten Quintillion – Dir. Romilly Spiers / Prod. Romilly Spiers, Daniel Gregg
Transmission – Dir. Zak Hilditch
Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking
Yapawarnti Palu Rijikarrijani – Dir. Kai Raisbeck / Prod. Kai Raisbeck
The Globe Collector – Dir. Summer DeRoche / Prod. Andrea Distefano
The Missing Key – Dir. Jonathan Nix /Prod. Garth Nix
Boo! – Dir. Rupert Reid / Prod. Matthew Reeder
Angourie Rice – Transmission
Best Achievement in Screenplay
After the Credits – Josh Lawson
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Paper Planes – Nick Matthews ACS
Best Achievement in Editing
Transmission – Merlin Cornish
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Light as a Feather – David McDonnell
Best Achievement in Production Design
Cryo – Karen Murphy
Best Original Score
The Missing Key – Miles Nicholas, Jonathan Nix, Kathryn Brownhill
Best Achievement in Sound Post Production
Nullarbor – Matt Bauer
Under the Radar – Best Youth Short Film
The Trouble with Alexander – Directed and Produced by Blake Borcich
SBS Award Winner
THE WILDING, directed by Grant Scicluna and produced by Jannine Barnes.