7 December – A team of students at Byron Bay Study Audio Engineering Institute in NSW have won the Total Environment Centre’s Cool Planet short film award with Think Outside the Box.

The Audience Award winner of the 12 month “Manage Your Film  Production” software subscription prize was the short animation Second Chance by Gina Prendergast and Jordan Burnett.

The short film competition was created in association with Flickerfest International Short Film Festival to encourage more creative communications about recycling.

Film themes ranged from worm farms to plastic bottles presented in a number of styles from rap to animation.