Judging NAFA ShowFest

Another fun evening at NAFA’s ShowFest The Randwick Ritz and a good array of films to test our judging capability. I went for Cockatoo as my favourite pipping Maiden as it just emotionally connected with me more than Maiden, but the two were both very very strong. The art direction in Maiden was simply outstanding, and I didn’t even know it was Russell Dykstra until half way through. Great performances from his wife and kids as well. Lie to Me was my third choice, and an exellent effort for a first time Writer and Director!

Always a good catch up as well. Steven Gregory from AT2 and Audition Magic was my judge in crime, and good to hang out with Alex Broun and John O’Hare in the bar afterwards. Plenty of British Lions banter with Alex, and the three of us were flabbergasted when a beautiful 18 year old actress came to talk to us and admitted she had never heard of The Smiths. I promptly begged her to go and check out ‘There is a light than never goes out‘.

nick at nafa showfest

SHOW-FEST RESULTS FOR 2013:

JUDGES BEST FILM:
1st Maiden
2nd Happily Ever After
3rd Cockatoo

AUDIENCE VOTE:
1st Maiden
2nd Cockatoo
3rd Lie To Me

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Judging NAFA Show Fest 2012

Is it really a year since the last Show Fest. NAFA‘s film festival is now in its 9th year. Having spoken at NAFA Choc Tops meetings twice on internet distribution, I qualify as a Judge.
Last years event was excellent (read my mini review here)

So if you’re not doing anything on the 22nd August, come on down to the lovely old Randwick Ritz for some great films and a fun after party

Show-Fest 2012 – International Short Films Spectacular!
Announcing our 2012 finalists: http://www.nafa.net.au/festivals/finalists
Seven Australian vs two international.
See the films. Meet the stars. Hear their stories. Special guest – Logie Award Winner!
Wed 22 August, 6.30pm, Ritz Cinema Randwick.
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Advance bookings at MOSHTIX – Special deals!
http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=59178
OR
Buy tickets at Ritz Cinema.
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Invited VIP Judges:
http://www.nafa.net.au/guest-speakers
Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ShowFest.International
Official website:
http://www.nafa.net.au/festivals