Bathurst Remembers Bicentenary Event and Filmmaking Awards winners announced

WELL DONE: Mayor Gary Rush presents the first place winner trophy to Tracy Sorensen at the Bathurst Remembers Bicentenary Event and Filmmaking Awards evening.

WELL DONE: Mayor Gary Rush presents the first place winner trophy to Tracy Sorensen at the Bathurst Remembers Bicentenary Event and Filmmaking Awards evening.

A SHORT film focusing on the Tremain Flour Mill was one of the winners when Bathurst Remembers staged its Bicentenary Event and Filmmaking Awards recently.

The evening, staged as a mayoral reception at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, had around 130 people attending.

Bathurst Remembers invited members of the community to make films – fictional or non-fictional – related to Bathurst or to direct organisers’ attention to events and projects they were organising.

Bruce Ryan, who has co-ordinated the project since its launch in 2005, said at the evening that if it had not been for the support of Bathurst Regional Council, together with historical, cultural and education groups, the project would not have achieved the growth it has.

There are now more than 120 DVDs on Bathurst and surrounds available for free borrowing from Bathurst Library, as well as many shortened programs being uploaded to the internet under the Bathurst Remembers theme.

For the category of events that were filmed, third prize went to The Colonial Fair, a major event held over two days on the banks of the Macquarie River.

Second prize went to Reflections - 200 Years Of Women’s Fashions. This was the first film to be uploaded to the new Bathurst Remembers site to publicise, some five months in advance, the major Reflections display.

First prize went to Symphony Of Australia, performed by Macquarie Philharmonia Orchestra at Mayfield Garden. Stephanie and Ron Camplin were awarded a plaque for their efforts in staging the event and having it filmed.

For the category of film-making, third prize went to Russell Nankervis for Russell In Bathurst - a walking and driving tour around central Bathurst.

Second prize went to Runaway Chainsaw And Charles Darwin in Bathurst, a comedy film produced by Joe Velavosky.

First prize went to Invincible – The Tremain Flour Mill, a short feature film conceived, filmed and edited by Tracy Sorensen – a high quality film that illustrates what can be achieved when using an iPhone.

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