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Best Foreign Film, Best Foreign Director (and Most Gratuitous Use of Sex)

Well the public screening of ASHLEY AND KISHA: FINDING THE RIGHT FIT did not take place, but there was a judges’ screening of it, and the other six banned films. And guess what? They like us! They really like us! Best Foreign Film, Best Foreign Film and the second most covetted award at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Most Gratuitous Use of Sex. (The first being Most Gratuitous Use of Violence.) Here’s the full list of awards:

BEST FILM
A Nocturne
Dir: Bill Mousoulis

BEST DIRECTOR
David Nerlish and Andrew Traucki – Blackwater

BEST MALE ACTOR
Lech Mackiewicz – Left Ear

BEST FEMALE ACTOR
Vanessa De Largie – A Nocturne

BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR
Blake Ryan – Taber Corn

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE ACTOR
Moonlight and Magic – Maxine Klibingaitis

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Left Ear
Dir: Andrew Wholley

BEST GUERRILLA FILM
Taber Corn
Dir: Linden Reko

MOST GRATTUITOUS USE OF VIOLENCE
The Subject

MOST GRATUITOUS USE OF SEX
Ashley and Kisha

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Tie)
Garth Goes Hitch Hiking
Dir: Gregory Pakis

70k
Dir: Jamie Howarth

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blackwater

BEST SCREENPLAY
Left Ear – Lech Mackiewicz

BEST SOUND
Roaring Whispers

BEST EDITING
Bill Mousoulis – A Nocturne

BEST SHORT
Forged
Dir: David No

RUNNER-UP BEST SHORT
The Interrogation of Bryan
Dir: Tom Salisbury

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Ashley and Kisha
Dir: Tony Comstock

BEST FOREIGN DIRECTOR
Tony Comstock

BEST FOREIGN MALE ACTOR
Hideki Kitagawa – Love Runs Faster Than Blood

BEST FOREIGN FEMALE ACTOR
Mihiro – Love Runs Faster Than Blood

Many thanks to festival director Richard Wolstencroft. The Melbourne Underground Film Festival sets the standard for what an underground film festival ought to be; a fearless challenge to the status quo, and a shot across the bow to the powers that be!

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2 Comments

  1. Posted October 9, 2007 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Tony!

  2. tony
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Thanks Ms. Naughty!

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