The judges selected the winning entries with great difficulty
and wish there had been more prizes. Congratulations to all who entered and did so
with great style.
Mark Franich, NSW: The Story of the Kelly Gang because it was a silent movie I
could write whatever I liked in the novel without having to deal with a precious
scriptwriter and his constant chain smoking.
Emily Johnston, NSW: Strictly ballroom would be a great read you could
imagine the characters as even more trashy, the dancing even more spectacular and the
romance could be fleshed out not let down by a passionless kiss.
Neil Mackenzie, ACT: Bad Boy Bubby could be an Australian magic-realism
Tamsin Channing, Vic: Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds one of the
most bizarre and atmospheric Australian films Ive ever seen.
Shane Fulwood, SA: Romper Stomper. In novel form the motivations and forming
experiences of the characters may be explored at a level not possible in film. Could be an
interesting dissection given the faltering tolerances in our society.