The ninth annual Setting Sun Film Festival

The ninth annual Setting Sun Film Festival

Setting Sun Film Festival

Past winners

2020
Best Open 2020: There’s A Mobster Under My Bed! Matthew Smolen
Online People’s Choice 2020: Valentina Bertuzzi, Delitto Naturale
Best Emerging: El Niño, Nikita Dunovits-Ferrier Winner
Best Cultural Diversity: Backing Up Bilitis, Abbie Pobjoy
Best Secondary: Social, Charlotte McLaverty
Best West: The Starey Bampire, Adam Bigum, Dan Farmer
Best Animation: Urbanality, Evan McInnes
Best Drama, Australia: Drum Wave, Natalie Erika James
Best Documentary: Grinding the Country, Olivier Lambert
Best Comedy: There’s A Mobster Under My Bed! Matthew Smolen
Best International: Three August Days, Madli Lääne Winner
Film Art Media Award Best Film by a Female Filmmaker: Three August Days, Madli Lääne
ON, Jelena Sinik, Highly Commended
Triple Swear, Dannika Horvat, Highly Commended
Best Acting Performance: Claudia Greenstone, El Niño
Best Acting Performance by A Child: Elvie Farmer, The Starey Bampire
Best Director: There’s A Mobster Under My Bed! Matthew Smolen
Best Screenplay: There’s A Mobster Under My Bed! Matthew Smolen

2019
Best Film 2019: Kaya, Lara Kos
Film Art Media Award For Best Film By A Female Filmmaker: Kaya, Lara Kos
People’s Choice: Kaya, Lara Kos
Best Documentary: Finding Happy, Roman Meyer
Best Tertiary: Ladies Lounge,
Best Comedy: My Ghoul, Andrew Robb
Best Secondary: Leased, Madelaine Jamieson
Best Animation: Tempo,
Best West: The True History of Billie The Kid,
Best Cultural Diversity: The Disability Pride Wall
Highly Commended: Leased, Madelaine Jamieson and Collins St. Sabrina Phillips

2018
Best Film 2018: A Terrible Beauty: Dir. Sarah-Jane Woulahan
Best Film West: A Terrible Beauty: Dir. Sarah-Jane Woulahan
Best Film Cultural Diversity: Bitter Sweet Dir. Ayan Yusuf
Best Short Feature: A Terrible Beauty Dir. Sarah-Jane Woulahan
Film Art Media Award For Best Film By A Female Filmmaker: A Terrible Beauty Dir. Sarah-Jane Woulahan
Best Documentary: Along the Way – El Camino Dir. Emma Buglisi
Best Acting Performance: Jane Allsop, A Terrible Beauty
Best Animation: Superheroes Dir. Chris Busuttil
Best Comedy: Through The Haze Dir. Kieran Wheeler
Best Tertiary: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Dir. Claudia Holmes
Best Secondary: Doomed To Repeat, Dir. Isaac Haigh
People’s Choice: Bitter Sweet, Dir. Ayan Yusuf

2017
West
Best Short Feature: Spill, Dir. Aaron L. Ellis
Best Documentary: Olympic Nick, Dir. Ian Tran
Best Director: Aaron L. Ellis
Best Screenwriter: Aaron L. Ellis, Spill
Metro
Best Short Feature Metro: Goodnight Sweetheart, Dir. Bec Peniston-Bird
Best Documentary Metro: The Jolly Swagman, Dir. Charby Ibrahim
OPEN
Film Art Media Award for Best Film by a Female Director:
The Uncomfortably Sexy Rules of Truco, Dir. Marina Bonofiglio
Best Comedy: Autocarrot Dir. Robert P.Fantozzi, Conor A.Wood
Best Acting Performance: Gillian Jones, Goodnight Sweetheart
Best Animation: More Stuff, Dir. Simone Giampaolo
Best Cultural Diversity: Olympic Nick, Ian Tran
Best Tertiary: No Measure of Health, Dir. Jessica Hutchison
Best Secondary: The Goldfish Theory, Dir. Alexander Fasso
People’s Choice: Autocarrot Dir. Robert P.Fantozzi, Conor A.Wood

2016
Best Film Western Suburbs: Last House Till Ballarat, Drew Hair.
Best Film Cultural Diversity: The Savoy Ladies Group, Jary Nemo.
People’s Choice: Millennium Man, Andrew Robb
Best Film Metropolitan: Sweet Dreams, Roman Meyer
Best Short Feature West: Last House Till Ballarat, Drew Hair
Best Documentary West, 2016: Why Do People Hates Us? Mark Bakaitis
Best Screenplay: Last House Till Ballarat, Drew Hair
Best Director: Why Do People Hates Us? Mark Bakaitis
Best Tertiary: Catfood, Benjamin Laut
Best Short Feature Metropolitan: Sweet Dreams, Roman Meyer
Best Documentary Metropolitan: Mothers and Daughters, Janet Dimelow
Best Comedy: Sweet Dreams, Roman Meyer
Best Animation: The Right, Andrew C. Formosa
Best Actor: Leigh Carr, Catfood
Best Secondary: Lara Nguyen, Introspection

2015
Western Suburbs: Neighbourhood Watch
Best Film West (overall), Best Director, Screenplay and Best Short Feature West: Dan Farmer
Best Cultural Diversity and People’s Choice: Road to Glory
Best Documentary: T.Cavallaro and Sons
Open (aka as Metro)
Best a Short Feature Metro: Sweat
Best Animation and Best Secondary: Lost Future
Best Tertiary: Alone
Best Documentary: Under the Table

2014
Best Animation: Second Chance, Dir. Chris Busuttil
Best Short Feature: non west Second Chance. Dir. Chris Busuttil
Best Secondary: Noise: Dir. Hannah Veljarnovska. Pro. Hannah Veljarnovska
Best Tertiary: A Mother’s Love Dir. Sam Matthews Pro: Libby Green, Victorian College of the Arts.
Best Screenplay: Senseless. Dir. Roman Meyer Pro. Roman Meyer
Best Director: Senseless. Dir Roman Meyer
Best Documentary: Tofu Man, Dir. Andrew Robb.
Best Short Feature West: Senseless. Roman Meyer
Best Non West: Film Overall: Second Chance, Chris Busuttil
People’s Choice: Tofu Man. Dir. Andrew Robb
Best Cultural Diversity: Tofu Man. Dir. Andrew Robb
Best Film Western Suburbs: Senseless. Roman Meyer
Encouragement Award: Refund. Dir. Benjamin Laut, Jack Rintoul.
People’s Choice: Tofu Man, Dir. Andrew Robb.