2021 Awards Partners

The St Kilda Film Festival awards recognise the best of Australia's Top 100 Short Films. Made possible by our generous Awards Partners, see below the full list of 2021 awards and prizes.

Best Short Film

The Best Short Film Award includes $10,000 cash and Oscar accreditation, provided by the City of Port Phillip.

Craft Award

The Craft Award is sponsored by Film Victoria, with the winner receiving $2,000 cash.

Best Director

The Best Director award is sponsored by Australian Directors' Guild and Kaleidoscope Digital. The prize pack consists of an ADG Member Pack and Complete Digital Identity Package.

Best Achievement in Cinematography

The Best Achievement in Cinematography includes a Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro provided by Blackmagic Design, and an ACS Member Pack provided by the Australian Cinematographers Society.

Best Documentary

The Best Documentary award is provided by Shaun Miller Lawyers and includes $1,000 cash and Oscar accreditation.

Best Actor

The Best Actor Award includes $1,000 cash provided by Chameleon Casting.

Best Original Score

The award for Best Original Score is provided by APRA AMCOS and includes $2,000 cash.

Best Achievement in Screenplay

The Best Achievement in Screenplay award is supported by Australian Writer's Guild and Cinema Nova. The prize pack consists of a 12-month Gold Pass from Cinema Nova, plus an AWG Member Pack and a digital copy of Final Draft.

Best Achievement in Sound Post Production

The Best Achievement in Sound Post Production award is supported by Music and Effects, consisting of $2,500 worth of in-kind services.

Best Young Actor

The Best Young Actor Award includes ongoing agency representation and a $500 cash prize from Profile Creative.

Under the Radar - Best Youth Short Film

The Under the Radar - Best Youth Short Film Award is a $1,000 cash prize from the City of Port Phillip.

Best Achievement in Editing

The Best Achievement in Editing award is sponsored by Roar Digital and Australian Screen Editors (ASE), and includes $3,000 in kind services from ROAR Digital and an ASE Member Pack.

Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking

The Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking award is sponsored by Post Lab, and includes $500 cash prize and $1,000 worth of in kind services.