‘Open Category’ winner with 10,000 awarded by Bengalla

Jason King


‘Secondary Schools’ winner with 5,000 AUD awarded by Bengalla

Erin May Ryan


Best Local Film

Samantha Dennis-Serhan

‘Wild Country’

Best Actor

Shane Hanrahan

‘Wild Country’

Best Actress


‘Wild Country,

Best Director

Jack Barrett

‘The Ferocious Beast’

Best Cinematography

Jason King


Best Production Design

Shimmy Yang


Best Doggo

Loki & Harley

‘The Working Dog – one day at a time’

Best Doggo


‘Memories of Nellie’

Best Doggo

Ivy & Maggie

‘Working Dog Expert’

Highly Commended Certificates – Open Category

  1. Bryan Fisher – ‘Revenge of the Short People’
  2.  Caleb Leneham & Tom Wilson- ‘Fetch and Co’
  3. Hugo Morgan – ‘Hair of the Dog’
  4. Jacob Ian Mitchell Borradaile & Joanne Louise Kelly – ‘Memories of Nellie’
  5. Chris Buckley – ‘The Working Dog One Day at a Time’
  6. Dominic Fitzgerald – ‘Waiting for Herefordot’

Highly Commended certificates – secondary category:

  1. Ethan Ickowicz & Zac Ickowicz – Working Dogs: The Dogumentary
  2. Lachlan O’brien & Max Nightingale – The Underground
  3. Carl Ross & Phoenix Mcleod – 1950’s detective movie
  4. Jessica Freda Ash & Maya Balkin – A Day In The Life At Bennify
  5. Finley York – Dogma
  6. Jack Danger Barrett & Charlie McGovern – The Ferocious Beast

The Blue Heeler Film Festival is organised by Muswellbrook Shire Council in partnership with the University of Newcastle with prizes sponsored by Bengalla

Main Photo by Karen Davis