Nominees Revealed for the 2021 WA Screen Culture Awards

Nominees Revealed for the 2021 WA Screen Culture Awards

Celebrating the achievement, innovation and ambition of our local industry, the WA Screen Culture Awards (WASCAs) embrace all forms from new, established and emerging screen practices.

“Like the screen artists who’ve shared their work with our jury of national and international screen professionals, the WASCAs goes right out on a limb to highlight the convergence of forms and build bridges between them,” says Revelation Film Festival Director Richard Sowada.

“It’s an honour for us, our partners and our jury to participate in this platform that acknowledges and rewards achievement and innovation in the local screen industry, and we’re very proud to be associated in some small way with the creative lives of each and every one of them,” Sowada continues.

“We deeply thank the 36 jury members made up of screen professionals from all corners of the industry and can wait to reveal their deliberations.”

The 2021 WASCAs will be held on Sunday 5 December at Luna Cinemas Leederville and we look forward to announcing the winners from the following outstanding nominees across 20 categories:

Innovation Awards

Narrative Feature Film with budget under $1m

  • Edward and Isabella
  • Good For Nothing Blues

Feature Documentary / Non Fiction

  • Girl Like you
  • Jaimen Hudson From Sky to Sea
  • The Truth About Anxiety
  • Under the Volcano

Short Film / Animation presented by AFTRS

  • Abiogenisis
  • In Australia
  • These Walls
  • Two Sands
  • While(Alive){}

Student Film

  • Linger
  • Flamingo
  • Painting By Numbers
  • Piano

Music Video presented by Johnny Ma Studios

  • Abiogenesis
  • Break Loose
  • Hypnotized
  • Structural
  • The Wild Geese

Game Design

  • Dementia Training Australia
  • Tactical Response

Commercial Content

  • Austin XR
  • Dementia Training Australia
  • Kaboodle Kitchen Visualiser
  • Karrinyup – WA On Stage
  • Stop the Coward Punch

Moving Image and Installation Art

  • Abiogenesis
  • Alluvium
  • Leaving LA Exhibition
  • Structural
  • The Separation

Virtual Reality, 360° or Augmented Reality

  • Dementia Training Australia
  • Fleeting
  • Reflections of Iwanoff
  • Virtual Whadjuk

Web Series or Online Content

  • Hug the Sun
  • Iggy and Ace
  • In Their Footprints
  • Real Life Outback Adventures

Outstanding Achievement Awards


  • Abiogenesis; David Vincent Smith
  • In Australia; Miley Tunnecliffe
  • Sparkles; Jacqueline Pelczar
  • Stop The Coward Punch; Martin Wilson
  • Structural; Renée Webster
  • Tooly; Karla Hart
  • Two Sands; Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

Cinematography or Visualisation

  • Abiogenesis; David Vincent Smith, Lewis Potts
  • In Australia; Jim Frater
  • Jaime Hudson From Sky to Sea; Leighton De Barros
  • Stop The Coward Punch; Jim Frater
  • Two Sands; Lewis Potts
  • Under the Volcano; Hugh Miller


  • In Australia; Miley Tunnecliffe
  • Peanut; Taihra Swaine
  • Sparkles; Tina Fielding
  • Tooly; Karla Hart
  • Two Sands; Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and Kook Manuer

Performance presented by PAC Screen Workshops

  • In Australia; Karin Kowi
  • Peanut; Joanna Tu
  • Soul Catcher; Jay Jay Jegathesan
  • Tent Girl; Emily Rose Brennan
  • Two Sands; Garang John Deng

Production Design (incl. costume, set design, hair and makeup etc)

  • Evie; Kate Separovich
  • Fading Numbers
  • Hold Up; Nina Gee
  • Itch
  • Two Sands; Emma Vickery


  • In Australia; Caitlan O’Connor
  • Painting By Numbers; Radheya Jegatheva
  • Sparkles; Elaine Smith
  • Two Sands; Dominic Pearce

Sound or Sound Design

  • Girl Like You; Adrian Vinci and Josh Hogan
  • Itch
  • Murder on the Dancefloor; Brad Habib and Shaun Sandosham
  • Painting By Numbers; Steeve Body
  • Sparkles; Nicholas Gallagher
  • Two Sands; Nick McKenzie and Josh Hogan

Original Music

  • In Australia; Stephen Callan
  • These Walls
  • Under The Volcano

Also presented will be two Special Industry Awards for Contribution to the Industry and the Independent Spirit Award.

The awards night includes pre-event drinks for nominees and supporters, the official awards presentation, followed by post-event celebration into the night at Luna Cinemas Leederville. Tickets are $50 and are available online at

The WASCAs are proudly presented and produced by the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in collaboration with the WA screen industry.

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