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24/7 Youth Film Festival Winners 2007


Twenty six films were entered in this years 24/7 Youth Film Festival Competition. This competition sets a monumental task for entrants aged 12-24 years to make a seven minute film in just twenty four hours. The coordinators who are from Pittwater, Manly, Mosman and Warringah Council also raise the level of difficulty giving entrants locations, script lines, objects and concepts to include in their film. These obstacles are only revealed at the beginning of the twenty four hour countdown.

Sue Turner Community Development Officer form Pittwater Council and one of the festivals co-ordinators said, “This year we also threw in a secret rule that two actors had to deliver the same line at the same time, these obstacles often add to the creativity and act as proof that the entrants shot their film in the twenty four hour competition time.”

Miller Best Cinematography

On Thursday night three hundred people attended the Finalists Screening of the festival at the Cremorne Orphium, to support the emerging film makers talent.   Thirteen films were screened covering genres of comedy, romance, contemporary art house, and mocumentary’s.

One of the Industry tv and film judges on the night, Piet de Vries a local cinematographer announced “There was such difficulty in choosing the winners as the standard was just amazing.”

The winners for the 24/7 Youth Film Festival 2007 were:

Avid Best Film
Matt Sharp and Sam Coutts for One Day Trial

Getting Creative Best Under 18
Patrick Feary and Rhys Bennett for The Maze King

John Barry Sales – Junior Encouragement Award – Under 15
Stephen Pagett and Maddy Withington for Not Quite There

Fujifilm People’s Choice
Oliver Leimbach and Solomon Freer for Three’s A Crowd

Miller Best Cinematography
Ryan Sommerfield for Visions of Her

Channel 7 Best Technical Direction
Matt Sharp for One Day Trial

Mac and Me Best Actor
Chloe Lawrence- Hartcher   in Visions of Her

Flying Fish Best Comedy
Patrick Feary and Rhys Bennett for The Maze King

Videocraft Best Script
My Five Cents

Eagle Music Best Soundtrack
Bryce Betlam for Fate

24/7 & ArtStart Best Use of an Item
Oliver Leimbach in Three’s a Crowd

Junior Rookie Encouragement Award U15 (for first time entrants)
The Zombie Hunter


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