Below the Line, by Komako Silver & Dan Harris (Wellington)
Bellah – Changing Oneself, Johanna Hertwich (Murchison)
2011 Awards Ceremony
The winners of the very first Inspiring Stories Film Competition were announced at the Awards Night, Saturday 5th November at Festival for the Future in Wellington at the NZ Film Archive. There were entries from 10 different regions around New Zealand.
Huge congrats to everyone involved, and especially 16-year old Johanna Hertwich from rural Murchison who took home the major prize – press release available here.
*Above – some of the finalists at the Awards Night (from top left to right) – Lewis (Wellington), Bellah (Hawkes Bay), Ebony (Gisborne), Dan (Wellington), Komako (Wellington), Samir (Palmerston North), Edward (Palmerston North), Ben (Gisborne), Elspeth (Auckland), Gareth (Whangarei), Natalie (Auckland), Johanna (Murchison).
*Above – Laura Madden (Film Competition Coordinator), Supreme Award Winner – Johanna Hertwich, Bellah, and Guy Ryan (CEO, Inspiring Stories Trust).
The 9 Category Awards from 2011
Best Cinematography – Below the Line – Dan Harris & Komako Silver
Best Editing – Below the Line – Dan Harris & Komako Silver
Best Regional Representation – 135 – Kanna Yamasaki
Innovation Award – The End Stage – Natalie Hoo
Category One – 2-4 Minutes – Bellah – Johanna Hertwich
Category Two – Open Length – Below the Line – Dan Harris & Komako Silver
Most Inspiring Story – Bellah – Johanna Hertwich
Changemaker Award – Will Watterson, Global Poverty Project
Supreme Award – Bellah – Johanna Hertwich