Waggafest People's Choice Award winner to be announced

Published: 30 May 2018 10:58am

Waggafest People’s Choice Award winner to be announced - 19 January 2015

Excitement is building and the votes are being counted for the Wagga Waggafest 2014 People’s Choice Award.

The judges of the Tropfest-inspired competition selected Murwillumbah-based Sheraden Robins’ A Wagga Wagga Winter Tale for the Hume Bank Best Film award at last October’s awards night, but now it’s the community’s turn to pick their favourite.

Voting closed at midnight Sunday 18 January, with 887 votes received.

The People’s Choice winner will take home $500 and the film will be screened as part of the 2015 Australia Day Movies in the Park celebrations on 25 January.

A selection of the best Waggafest entries over the festival’s history will also be shown at Movies in the Park, along with Happy Feet 2.

Each year, Waggafest calls for filmmakers to submit a two to four minute long film that tells a unique Wagga story, focusing on a particular theme.

The festival has gone from strength to strength and in recent years has been awarded the Best Marketing/Public Relations Campaign at the National Government Communications Awards and the RH Dougherty Award for Excellence in Communications by Local Government NSW.

The 2015 competition will be launched later in the year. For more information, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggafest.