What went down at the 11th Martini Awards, Melbourne

On Tuesday 11th June, students, staff, and friends of JMC Academy gathered at the Astor Theatre in St Kilda, Melbourne, to celebrate the 11th Martini Film Awards.

The 11th Martini Film Awards, was a resounding success on Tuesday 11th June 2019 at The Astor Theatre, St Kilda, Melbourne. The night was filled with nostalgia, as we went back to the future, bringing back many of our Martinis alumni to present awards and inspire our current students and recent alumni. The event was supported by the musical brilliance of our student band About Time as well as the dulcet tones of our voiceover artists. We are extremely appreciative of all our sponsors and their generous prizes bestowed upon students on Tuesday night.

We are very proud of all our students – past and present and everyone who has contributed to the Martinis over the years – the legacy continues, as we connect past and present via our alumni, contemporary student work and heightened creativity and technical delivery. We also look to the future as we launch a new batch of film, television and screen media professionals into the stratosphere. Now…It’s Your Time…!


Best Sound Recording

Chloe Connolly - Swashbuckling

Sponsored by JMC Academy

Best Mocktail

Bethany Alex – To be a Volunteer

Sponsored by JMC Academy

Best Screenplay

Lachlan Bedford – I swear I wasn’t Peeking

Sponsored by Australian Writers' Guild

Best Sound Design / Mix

Andrew Alcock & Michael Zacharious – Swipe

Sponsored by Australian Screen Sound Guild & Soundfirm

Best Documentary

Mimi Libro – Be a Man

Samuel Häde & Mimi Libro – Beyond Ballet

Sponsored by Screen Producers Australia & SUNSTUDIOS

Best Musical Score / Song

Lachlan Bedford & Daniel Lee – I swear I wasn’t Peeking

Sponsored by APRA AMCOS & Austrlian Guild of Screen Composers

Best Music Video

Tim Eather, Dina Aprillia, Raddit Akbar, Dylan King – Clean Up Man by Creature Fear

Fox Shead, Madeleine Ryan, Jordan Smith, Gaby Simmons, Hadi Arefi – T-section by Honest Lives

Sponsored by Ozflix, DITTO & Screen Producers Australia

Best Actress

Emma Annand plays Everly – Invisible

Sponsored by CastingNetworks International & Howard Fine Acting Studio

Best Actor

Tom Atkinson plays Max – I swear I wasn’t Peeking

Sponsored by CastingNetworks International & Howard Fine Acting Studio

Best Production Design

Ali Teasdale – Worship

Sponsored by Australian Production Design Guild & Screen Hub

Best Cinematography

Maëlle Raluy – Blur

Sponsored by Australian Cinematographers Society, John Barry Sales & Screen Hub

Best Post Production

Esther Yong, Bill Zairofi – Swipe

Sponsored by Ozflix & Screen Hub

Best Direction

Tim Eather – Worship Me

Sponsored by Australian Directors' Guild, Ozflix & Screen Hub

Best Animation

Tenille May, Siobhan Nolan, Aeon Devlin, Heidi Carolan, Jonathon Ross – Twisted Fairytales

Sponsored by miaf & Screen Producers Australia

Best Short Film

Esther Yong, Carly Bullen, Ali Teasdale – Swipe

Sponsored by Screen Producers Australia, OzSNAX & Dragon Image Red

Best Overall Picture

Julia Dawson, Tess Emmerson, Anna Charalambous – Home Safe

Sponsored by Screen Producers Australia & Alchemy Audio Post Production

The Wellness Award

Julia Dawson, Tess Emmerson, Anna Charalambous – Home Safe

Sponsored by Steph Power, ENIGMA Film & Tv & Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance

A special thank you to Steph Power and Enigma Film & TV Assist for sponsoring The Wellness Award in the form of career counselling and mentorship to the team from ‘Home Safe’. This year, in the continued wake of the #MeToo, #TimesUp movements we wanted to take the time out to draw wider attention to issues facing the mental health and wellbeing of our broader creative industries and to acknowledge that we all need to do more to support our staff / teams / collaborators and spread the message of wellness in all that we do. This forum proved a timely opportunity to keep the industry-wide mental health conversation going. The Wellness Award has been created to acknowledge students whose films proactively focus on social issues and successfully impart an important message.

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