SOUTH East Arts have announced the winners of this year's regional short film competition YoofTube.
Proud families and teachers supported the entrants at simultaneous screenings in Narooma, Merimbula and Batemans Bay on Monday night, September 7.
The winners were:
JD Shaw $1000 Prize for Best Film - Illusion by Jared Tucker, Tura Beach; honourable mention - Daydreaming by Allie Pierce, Carroll College;
JD Shaw $500 Prize for Best Film under 15 years - Famous in a Week by Vincent Edwards and Thomas Gardner, St Mary's Primary School, Moruya;
JD Shaw/SEA Screen $500 Prize for Best Music Video - Hold On by Samantha Sly, Narooma; honourable mention - What You've Always Known by Georgia Brian, Pambula Beach;
ABC Open Prize - Daydreaming by Allie Pierce, Carroll College;
Gooseboy TV Prize - Isolated by Sam Della Vergin and William Hassan, Lumen Christi;
Oh'Allmhurain Films NIDA Prize for Best Actor - Anna Auer, Stage Flight Drama School in The Assistant's Mistake, Pambula; honourable mention - Rhys Davies, Bega; and
Eurobodalla Shire $500 Prize for Best Local Film - Daydreaming by Allie Pierce, Carroll College.
The Bega Valley Shire $500 Prize for Best Youth Issue Film was a tie, with $250 each going to Pepidemie Mondiale (The Worldwide Epidemic) by Eden Marine High School’s Year 10 French Class and Georgia Brian from Lumen Christi for What You've Always Known.
"All the judges agreed that the standard of work in these films was very high,” screen industry development officer for South East Arts Kate Howarth said.
“The editing and technical skills really stood out.
“We can't wait for next year - we have big plans for YOOFTube with even more opportunities for participants and audiences alike across the entire region."