The eighth annual Setting Sun Film Festival

The eighth annual Setting Sun Film Festival

Setting Sun Film Festival

Finalists 2021

Congratulations to all our finalists and winners. What a fantastic range of films. Still plenty of time to see all the sessions. 

Voting for the People’s Choice Award will happen tomorrow. Thanks for your support this year.

Best Film
The Widow, Brendan Young (winner)
TÂM, Noora Niasari
The Other, Ako Zandkarimi , Saman Hosseinpour
Something Borrowed, Micky Wozny
The Ribbon, Polla-Ilariya Kozino

Cultural Diversity
A Meal to Share, Leo Ma 
Agender, Susan Earl
Lady Lash, Rochelle Humphrey
Mother Tongue, Jessica Li (winner)

Documentary
Machine Age, Sarah Stirk (winner)
Lady Lash, Rochelle Humphrey
The Black Spur, Themba Wahlstrom

Best Secondary
The Girl Who Cried Sick, Ruby Taylor (winner)
Sojourn In My Imagination, Warwick Jones
Disconnected, Nick Finster
Beth, Ava Bounds

Best Animation
Something Borrowed, Micky Wozny
The Ribbon, Polla-Ilariya Kozino (winner)
Painting By Numbers, Radheya Jegatheva
The Girl Who Cried Sick, Ruby Taylor

Best Comedy
Vanilla, Callum Thomas
The Curse, Shanon Kulupach, Gokce Sel
Pugs before Drugs, Alex Lowes (winner)

Best Emerging
Beth, Ava Bounds
Mother Tongue, Jessica Li (winner)
A Meal to share, Leo Ma
Painting By Numbers, Radheya Jegatheva

Best West
The Widow, Brendan Young (winner)
Dusk Chorus, Alex Campbell
A Meal to Share, Leo Ma

Best Film By a Female Filmmaker
TÂM, Noora Niasari (winner)
Machine Age, Sarah Stirk
The Ribbon, Polla-Ilariya Kozino
Something Borrowed, Micky Wozny
Mother Tongue, Jessica Li

Best Performance
Daniela Farinacci, The Widow (winner)
Jillian Nguyen, TÂM
Charmaine Gorman, Ricochet

Best International
The Other, Ako Zandkarimi , Saman Hosseinpour
Machine Age, Sarah Stirk, (winner)
Something Borrowed, Micky Wozny
The Guardian Angel, Afshin Eisaei

Best Indigenous Achievement
Lady Lash, Rochelle Humphrey (winner)

People’s Choice
To be voted on after the festival finishes