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2010 SA Screen Awards Winners Announced

The South Australian Screen Awards (SASA) winners were announced last night (Thursday March 4) at a gala event presented by the Media Resource Centre (MRC). The ceremony was opened by the Hon. Kate Ellis, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth Minister for Sport.

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The South Australian Screen Awards (SASA) winners were announced last night (Thursday March 4) at a gala event presented by the Media Resource Centre (MRC). The ceremony was opened by the Hon. Kate Ellis, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth Minister for Sport.

The evening’s host was George Kapiniaris, much-loved in Adelaide for his comical performances in the well-known RAA advertisements and his regular visits to the city as both a stand-up comedian and actor.

Kapiniaris featured in one of the SASA nominated shorts, Bad Language, which won Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.

SASA winners represent the best of South Australian screen practice across a broad spectrum of 17 genre and craft categories. The awards celebrate the depth of talent working in South Australia by recognising high achievement in production, direction, editing, cinematography and composition.

Viron Papadopoulos was a star of the evening winning an assortment of awards including Best Short Film and Innovation in Digital Media as producer of The Mystery of Flying Kicks. The short film also won two craft awards; Best Editing (Raynor Pettge) and Best Sound Design (Pete Best).

Papadopoulos’ went on to win Best Screenplay for Bad Language- the short film that also won Best Cinematography for Nick Mathews. Papadopoulos produced Connected by Light, which also won him Best Documentary and Best Direction for Matt Bates.

The 2009 Tropfest finalist film Jackie’s Spring Palace won Best Drama or Comedy – produced by David Ngo and Sharyn Pancione – and Best Production Design by Poh Ling Yeow. 2010 Tropfest runner-up, My Neighbourhood Has Been Overrun by Baboons won Best Non-Narrative, a category which captures music videos along with experimental works.

My Neighbourhood Has Been Overrun by Baboons was a music video for Adelaide Indie band, The Dairy Brothers. The film was scripted, directed and produced by up-and-coming animators, Cameron Edser & Michael Richards. Cameron and Michael were also joint winners of the Best Emerging Filmmaker category, sharing a $1000 cheque from Carclew Youth Arts. The Best Emerging Filmmaker award celebrates the achievements of youths 26 years old or less in the SA screen industry.

SA high school student Henri Phillips impressively won Best Performance for his work in The Bully. Recent Flinders University graduate Megan Huitema won Best Emerging Producer for her new body of work, including Monkey Bar Mafia, tallying an amazing eight nominations.

The Best Feature Film award went to Carmilla Hyde by producers Dave De Vries, Tony Ganzis, Fiona De Caux and Andrei Gostin – an extraordinary feat as their first self-funded, lowbudget feature.

The who’s who of the local film industry attended the gala spectacle – now in its 11th year – including Richard Harris, CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation and the Australian Documentary Conference Executive Director, Joost den Hartog. The 2010 SASA gala event attracted a sell-out crowd once again, with the excitement continuing on into the after party.

2010 South Australian Screen Awards – WINNERS

• Best Direction
Matt Bate for Connected by Light
The film follows artist, Lynette Wallworth, as she creates ‘Duality of Light’ and premieres it at
the 2009 Adelaide Film Festival.

• Best Cinematography
Nick Mathews for Bad Language
In a café in suburban Australia you’re in trouble if you don’t speak Greek.

• Best Composition
Charli Holoubek for The Next El Masri
In the middle of a war zone, a kid from Australia tries to prove he is the next big star of Rugby
League.

• Best Screenplay
Viron Papadopoulos for Bad Language
In a café in suburban Australia you’re in trouble if you don’t speak Greek.

• Best Sound Design
Pete Best for The Mystery of Flying Kicks
Explores the mystery of why sneaker appear on telephone lines around the world.

• Best Editing
Raynor Pettge for The Mystery of Flying Kicks
Explores the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

• Best Performance
Henri Phillips for his work in The Bully
An over-weight thirteen year old turns to his father for advice when he is the victim of the
school bully. But does father always know best?

• Best Production Design
Poh Ling Yeow for Jackie’s Spring Palace
Every digestive system has its limits.

• Best Drama or Comedy
David Ngo and Sharyn Pancione (Producers) for Jackie’s Spring Palace –
Every digestive system has its limits.

• Best Documentary
Viron Papadopoulos (Producer) for Connected by Light
The film follows artist, Lynette Wallworth, as she creates ‘Duality of Light’ and premieres it at
the 2009 Adelaide Film Festival.

• Best Animation
Alexandra Blue & Andrew J Clark (Producers) for Error’s Escape
Can the lone glitch in the system escape termination?

• Best Non-Narrative
Cameron Edser and Michael Richards (Producers) for My Neighbourhood Has Been Overrun by
Baboon
There’s nothing you can do and nowhere you can hide, when the baboons move in!

• Innovation in Digital Media
Viron Papadopoulos (Producer), for The Mystery of Flying Kicks
Explores the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

• Emerging Producer – Megan Huitema

• Emerging Filmmakers – Cameron Edser & Michael Richards

Best Feature Film
Carmilla Hyde – Dave De Vries, Tony Ganzis, Fiona De Cauz & Andrei Gostin, (Producers)
Millie, a shy introverted virgin, loses her memory after she is drugged and seduced by her
housemates. Under hypnosis, her alter ego, the wild and sexy Carmilla Hyde, is set free.

Best Short Film
The Mystery of Flying Kicks – Viron Papadopoulos (Producer)
Explores the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

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