Emerging film maker wins SFF Vodka O scholarship

Emerging Sydney film maker Adam Marshal has won the inaugural Sydney Film Festival Vodka O Scholarship award for his short film.

ASM Liquor CEO Tim Szonyi said they had been blown away by Marshal’s entry.

“Not only did it far exceeded our expectation, as a company that started in a tiny garage in Sydney with not much more than a good idea and enthusiasm we recognise the importance of giving people who have talent and bundles of passion that well-earned leg up,” he said. “We believe the number of entries and their level of excellence is testament to the amazing talent in Australia and the status of the Sydney Film Festival. We are delighted to support both and look forward to doing so for many years.”

The winning film screens throughout the 12 day festival as well as on SFF TV at Martin Place. The prize includes $1000 cash, opportunities to network with industry, celebrities and other guests at the opening night and after party including Bruce Davey of Icon Entertainment. Vodka O will also sponsor a private screening party for Marshal and 10 friends..

Shot in and around Sydney the film is a collage showing a group of friends having an original carefree and fun day with music by fellow local Sydney artist Flume (Featuring Anthony from Cleopatra).

Twenty-five year-old Marshall attended film school followed by a Bachelor of Communications while making films on the side. His 2007 film Yesterday was exhibited in festivals around the US and secured him a number of awards in Australia.

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