Sara West’s Mutt wins big at the 20th South Australian Screen Awards

The 20th South Australian Film Festival was held on Friday to celebrate the achievements of its peers, with the sold out gala event being hosted by Mat Kesting.

Sara West’s critically acclaimed short film Mutt led the charge with four awards, for Best Directing (Sara West), Best Male Performance (Oscar Redding), Best Female Performance (Jordan Cowen) and Best Cinematography (Maxx Corkindale).

The night also included the inaugural presentation of the Mercury Award, dedicated to celebrating one’s outstanding contribution to the South Australian film industry. The award was presented to cinematographer Ernie Clark, who entered the industry in 1971 at the age of seventeen,  and has gone on to work on projects such as The Water Diviner, Wolf Creek 2, Deadline Gallipoli and Red Dog.

The full list of winners below is as follows:

BEST FILM

SPONSORED BY SAFC

Robert McFarlane: The Still Point

BEST DRAMA

The Big Nothing

BEST WEB SERIES

Goons Inc.

BEST COMEDY

Lucy & DiC

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Robert McFarlane: The Still Point 

BEST ANIMATION

Blue Cherry

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Juno: I’ll Accept

CRAFT CATEGORIES

BEST SCREENPLAY

Elspeth Trautwein: The Sandpit

BEST DIRECTING

Sara West: Mutt

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Oscar Redding: Mutt

A big congratulations to both nominees and winners. For more information, you can head over to http://www.mrc.org.au/watch-it/sasa