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Awards Winners

Under 10 Minute Documentary
Powerful local stories were shared. The documentary that touched the hearts of so many and won a total of three awards for the night was MIXED PALETTE: Art and Inclusion ``Our Artists are our Greatest Strength``, Director Susie Waller
Under 5 Minute Short Film
From animations, great storytelling to entertaining music videos this produced some impressive work, including Director Sally Newman's 7000 YEARS, winner of this category.
It's hard to compare creative story with documentary, but that's what we did with this category and it was highly competitive. In the end it was South Coast Baptist College with THE LIFT that came out head of the schools in 2022.
Super Short Film
This unique Under 60 Seconds category produced some ``pearlers``. With over 80 entries for this category, we selected 5 finalists. 8 year-old Samar Sandhu shone with his stop-motion entry ROCKO ADVENTURE.
Under 18's
Our filmmakers of the future. This category produced some real 'rising stars'. Hosanna Cheney won the awards with her humourous short story, BANANA LOVERS.
Best Story
This year's winner of the ``Best Story`` went to South Coast Baptist Year 10 Students for THE LIFT. Congratulations on this amazing achievement.
RHB Films Rising Star Award
Well done Jaxon McNee with his entry AS KNIGHT FALLS for standing out as a filmmaker to watch for in the future. We look forward to seeing more of your work.
Encouragement Award
The Film Festival Committee chose Mat Middz as the person who had entered the competition, but didn't final, and someone they would most definitely like to see further entries from in the future.
Judges Commendation
Congratulations to Mick Horne with his entry WILLIAM'S BIRTHDAY for winning the Judges Commendation Award. Great work!
Best Comedy Scene
Mick Horne, you've created history! Not only did you win the best comedy scene for WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?, you gave us the answer to this age-old question - and we thank you!
People's Choice Award
A very popular choice indeed, congratulations to MIXED PALETTE, and Director Susie Waller for being the recipient of the first ever People's Choice Award.
Best Short Film or Documentary
What a night for Susie Waller and all the MIXED PALETTE crew for your outstanding achievements at the 2022 Rock The Boat Film Festival and being awarded the best overall short film or documentary!