“INCLUSION/E” FILEF Short Film Competition and Festival
About 200 people attended the 3rd edition of FILEF Short Film Festival on the theme “INCLUSION/E”, on Saturday 22 October in the Italian Forum Cultural Centre in Leichhardt, the closing event of Double Belonging Festival 2016.
A diverse range of short films participated, 14 altogether, by directors of all ages, from only 12 to over 70 years old, not only Australian and Italian, but also born in Lebanon, Iran, Malaysia, Cambodia and Indonesia. According to the jury deciding the winners “has been a very difficult decision because of the diverse and compelling attributes of all the films. We’d like to commend all participants, because individually they all have something special – either they are innovative, moving, original, incisive politically and/or their subjects very well chosen. They are a testament to a strong creative and humanitarian urge among the emerging filmmakers”.
First prize ($1000 offered by FILEF) went to young filmmaker Radheya Jegatheva, born in Malaysia and living in Perth, with “Journey”.
Second prize ($500 also offered by FILEF) went to “Rafiula Khan’s Speech for Kamil Hussein” directed by Alfred Pek in association with People Just Like Us, while the Under 18 Prize went to 12 year old Giulio Robilliard for We Are All In This Together.