Young film makers celebrated

Mount Alexander Shire’s newest flock of award-winning film-makers were celebrated on Friday at an outdoor youth film festival in Castlemaine’s Village Square.
Young film makers, backed by supporting teams of stars, sound specialists, script writers and scene setters, stepped up to receive their awards for best films at the Second Annual COscar Awards and Youth Film Festival.
Winners were as follows:
• Indiana Blaise: ‘The Haunted Forest’ Best snapshot (8-13 years).
• Indiana Blaise and Suzie McDonald Motee: ‘The Mad Murderer’ Best snapshot (8-13 years).
• Harper Russell-Just: ‘What I love about living a regional life’ Best snapshot (14-18 years).
• Olivia Rae Beckley: ‘Lost and Found’ Best short film (8-13 years).
• Jin Turpie: ‘Ocean Adventure’ Best short film (14-18 years).
• Mollie Francis: ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Fairy Tales’ Best short film (open). See the Mail for the full story.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.