Cause Film Festival 2017 Films
The quality of the films are increasing every year. This year the judges had an extremely difficult task in rating the short films.
2017 BEST FILM
The film that won our Overall Winner Award was a parody of Taylor Swift's song Bad Blood. The film was created by and starred Stephanie & Kevin McDevitt to raise awareness of the Bone Marrow Donor Registry which helps find donors for victims of blood cancer. Cause Film Festival donated $850 to the charity BeTheMatch.org.
2017 RUNNER UP
Winning place of Runner Up was Love, Dad, produced by Kevin Kim and directed by Samuel Nam to raise awareness of anti-smoking.
2017 2ND RUNNER UP
THE RIPPLE EFFECT OF PTSD
Bek Houghton and her partner veteran Michael Harding discovered alternative therapies for PTSD symptoms that changed their lives and saved their relationship. In this heartfelt inspirational story Bek and Michael talk about the alternative therapies that resonated with them and the benefits they received. Produced by Kym Melzer, 2016.
2017 BEST ACTOR
Elijah Wellsmore won the award for best Actor for his role of Aaron in Anchor which was raising awareness of depression and supporting Beyond Blue. Written and directed by Emma Wright and produced by Ainsley Pettitt.
2017 TOP 10 FINALISTS
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
A short film written, directed and produced by Rachael Belle Myers of Jaded Belle Productions that raises awareness of homelessness.
This film is to raise awareness for female education in Kenya. Produced in association with Young County Change-Makers (YCCM) by Alexandra Muckle and directed by Brendan Modini.
Find out more at www.yccmkenya.org
A film to raise awareness for anti-bullying, written and produced by Callum Needham and directed by Jack Bear.
A film to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis sufferers. Produced in association with the Just Breathe Foundation and directed by Olivia Prinzi.
A Simpatico production, this is a film that raises awareness of diversity and inclusiveness. Produced adn directed by Charles Williams, written and performed by Tariro Mavondo.
A film by Leo Plunkett and Tomasz Johnson which raises awareness of deforestation of the ancient lowland rainforests in Borneo and the community who have been protecting this biodiversity of their native land against all odds. The Ulin is a rare tree species which is a symbol indigenous Dayak culture and identity.