Former Wagga Waggafest winners still sharing their Wagga stories
Published: 30 May 2018 11:46am
Former Wagga Waggafest winners still sharing their Wagga stories - 25 June 2015
While the next generation of animators are getting ready for the first Wagga Waggafest Winter School, two former multiple-award winners are still kicking goals with their past entries.
Sheraden Robins and Klutch Kable brought the colourful Rosie O’Rosey’s Big Speech to the short film festival’s screen in 2012, winning best animation before coming back to take the prize again for Enzo’s Moon in 2013.
The pair went one better last year, taking out the overall prize for A Wagga Wagga Winter Tale.
The Waggafest success is continuing for Robins and Kable, with Enzo’s Moon recently screened as part of the Lansell Short Film Festival in Victoria.
Meanwhile, A Wagga Wagga Winter Tale claimed the best animation gong at the Peninsula Short Film Festival in February and was shown to a crowd of 4000.
The short film was also screened at Federation Square in Melbourne and at the Shepparton Shorts Film Festival. The pair’s film also claimed second prize for best film for SIPFEST at Surfers Paradise.
Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall said the pair’s success showed just how far Waggafest has come in the past five years.
"Wagga Waggafest was created to share our stories with the world and it is doing just that,” he said. “To know that a quirky and life-affirming story about Wagga has been screened before such enormous audiences does us all proud.
“Entries close for this year’s competition on 30 August, so there’s still plenty of time to tell your unique Wagga story.”
Robins and Kable are currently working on their entry for this year’s Waggafest, which has the theme of “The best is yet to come”.
For more information on this year’s Waggafest and to view past winning entries, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggafest.
Sheraden Robins: firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 6672 5471, 0411 775 771