Mount Alexander Shire’s newest flock of award-winning film-makers was celebrated on Sunday 29 October at the fourth COscars Awards and Youth Film Festival in Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal.

Young film makers, backed by a supporting teams of stars, sound specialists, script writers and scene setters, stepped up to receive their awards for best short films.

Winners took home cash prizes of up to $150 each.

The awards and festival are coordinated by Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and FReeZA Committee.

Congratulations to this years COscars winners!

Best Snapshot (8-12 years)
2 Snakes by Indiana Blaise

Best Snapshot (13-18 years)
My Life is Perfect by Lucia Amati
Nothing Will Die by Thea Sydes

Best Short (8-12 years)
The Spy and the Thief by Aika Crossman

Best Short (13-18 years)
Alone by Clementine Dernelley

Best Short Film (14-25 years)
The Zombie Apocalypse of Fern Hill by Amelia/Bug Melville and Harper Miller