Global film fest victory

A FILM-MAKER and an actor from Marrickville have scooped the pool of awards at Australia’s own international pocket film fest.

Following a sell-out weekend of screenings, masterclasses and networking events, the 5th Annual Smartfone Flick Fest (SF3) reached its nail-biting climax with a glittering awards ceremony at Event Cinemas, Sydney.
Taking out the top awards was ‘Sad Sachs’ by Marrickville film-maker Joel Perlgut which won Best Film and Best Screenplay, along with Marrickville’s Stephanie King picking up Best Actress.
The film also won Best Actor (Jared Jekyll), and runner-up Best Cinematographer (Jack MacAvoy).
The hilarious movie is a black comedy about a loving (if bickering) family, a country-wedding and a neo-Nazi…
They received a bundle of booty from a pool of more than $40,000 worth of prizes.
Thrilled with his efforts, Joel said: “It’s amazing to win Best Film at SF3 and be part of a festival that celebrates truly independent productions. It was really spectacular to see so many iPhone films on the big screen – Soderbergh, watch out.”
Stephanie said: “I’m so chuffed to win this award, and quite surprised to be honest, as there were some really incredible performances! I had such a great experience working with the Sad Sachs team, and am delighted to see the film recognised through all these awards.”
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