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Nicolas Baudin Award for Best Short Film

Derin Seale

20th Anniversary Award for Best Antipodes's Short Film

Jack Yabsley

Audience Award

Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa





Best Actress

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Best Actor

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Grand Jury Prize


Jason Raftopoulos


 Guest of Honour : Jane Campion

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 (Photo : Patrice Terraz)

When you’ve reached the age of twenty you can dream big, and your dreams can come true! Like that of welcoming as our guest of honour at St-Tropez the immensely talented filmmaker Jane Campion, who could not have a better profile to represent the cinema of the Antipodes, having filmed movies in both New Zealand and Australia, and whose latest works, Top Of the Lake and Top of the Lake: China Girl, are set in both these lands "Down Under".

This is also an occasion for us to thank Ms. Campion for the great cinematic pleasure she has given us in all of her films by presenting her with the Top of the Tasman Award.

sweetie french re release posterThe New Zealand-born director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion studied anthropology, then painting before turning to filmmaking. A graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), her career got off to a remarkable start. Earning acclaim for her short films, she was awarded the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film at Cannes for Peel in 1986, where she later enthralled critics and public alike with Sweetie (1989), her first feature, which was selected in the Official Competition. After An Angel at My Table (1990), which won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, she returned to the Official Competition at Cannes in 1993 with The Piano, winning the Palme d’Or for Best Film. Some months later, The Piano was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories, taking the Oscar for Best Screenplay. Subsequently her work, which is dominated by female characters as intense as they are constrained in their search for self-realization, took many variations, with Portrait of a Lady in 1996, starring Nicole Kidman, Holy Smoke in 1999, starring Kate Winslet, and In the Cut in 2003, starring Meg Ryan. She also wrote and directed two short films, The Water Diary (2005) and The Lady Bug (2006). Her most recent feature, Bright Star (2009), a stunningly beautiful film, is a fictional biography of the poet Keats and his muse. In 2012, she co-wrote the miniseries Top of the Lake with Gerard Lee, for which she directed three episodes, with the production achieving tremendous critical and popular success. This was followed by a second instalment, Top of the Lake: China Girl, which was presented at Cannes in 2017. She received the Carrosse d'Or (Golden Coach Award) at Cannes in 2013 and was jury president at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in 2014.


With the support of Chris and Francesca Beale Foundation










Created as part of the celebrations of the bicentenary of the discovery of the Southern Lands by Captain Nicolas Baudin, the Nicolas Baudin Prize rewards an Australian or New Zealand short film. This year, it will be awarded by a jury made up of students from the Saint-Tropez region's high schools, among which the Lycée du Golfe de Saint-Tropez. One or several "chaperone(s)" - film and television industry professionals - will guide them. On the one hand, it is a fantastic opportunity for these young people to have an in-depth look at the work of aspiring directors, on the other hand, the perception of their films by a young audience is an interesting feedback for the Antipodean filmmakers themselves.



PROGRAM 1 - 111 min

  • LA CITE DES WITCHES - Elise McLeod & Zanny Begg (15’) – Off competition
  • KILL OFF - Genevieve Clay-Smith (15')
  • TREE - Lauren Jackson (15')
  • CATTLE - Kerinne Jenkins (20')
  • LEG IT! - Rachel Mackey (5')
  • WIBBLE WOBBLE - Daphne Do (7')
  • THE VIRGIN - Jack Yabsley (10') 
  • ADELE - Mirene Igwabi (15')
  • FIRE IN CARDBOARD CITY - Phil Brough (9')

PROGRAM 2 - 89 min

  • THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK - Derin Seale (13’) 
  • STRANGER - Kieran Charnock & Jonathan Watt (8’)
  • DOTS - Eryk Lenartowicz (23’)
  • RUN RABBIT - Robyn Paterson (19’)
  • FITTING - Emily Avila (14’)
  • LIBRARY OF LOVE - Khrob & Miranda Edmonds (12’)

Introduced by directors Emily Avila et Elise McLeod


adeleADELE - Mirene Igwabi 2017 - 15’ - DCP  (AUS)
In the face of an African family tradition imposed on her in Australia, fourteen-year-old Adele is torn between high school and home.




cattleCATTLE - Kerinne Jenkins 2018 - 20’ - DCP (AUS
The unspoken fears 16-year-old Sarah has about losing her mother to cancer are heightened when unexplainable and disturbing occurrences happen on the family farm.




dotsDOTS - Eryk Lenartowicz 2018 - 23’ - DCP (AUS)
People start dying after the arrival of a mysterious stranger. Despite this, the local police officer is too preoccupied by his dream Mercedes to pay attention to the deaths surrounding him.




fire in cardboard cityFIRE IN CARDBOARD CITY - Phil Brough 2017 – 9’ – DCP (NZ)
When a city made entirely of cardboard catches fire, it's up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City and its citizens from impending doom.




fittingFITTING - Emily Avila 2018 – 14’ – DCP (AUS)
Inside a lingerie fitting room, two strangers are bound on a mission to find a bra that works.




kill offKILL OFF - Genevieve Clay-Smith 2017 - 15’ - DCP (AUS)
A woman with an intellectual disability forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of street dance.




leg it!LEG IT! - Rachel Mackey 2017 – 5’ – DCP (AUS)
Along a street full of average citizens, a determined backward running woman accidentally leads an uprising.




library of loveLIBRARY OF LOVE - Khrob Edmonds, Miranda Edmonds 2017 - 12’ - DCP (AUS)
Isabelle is a hopeless romantic who spends her days as a librarian reading too many romance novels and dreaming of true love.




run rabbitRUN RABBIT - Robyn Paterson 2018 – 19’ – DCP (NZ)
Having lost almost everything he has known, a young refugee must pave a future in a provincial New Zealand town.




strangerSTRANGER - Kieran Charnock & Jonathan Watt 2018 – 8’ – DCP (NZ)
A five year old boy is haunted by a silent masked monster as he tries to locate his missing father.




the eleven o'clockTHE ELEVEN O'CLOCK - Derin Seale 2016 - 13’ - DCP (AUS)
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.




cmthevirginTHE VIRGIN - Jack Yabsley 2016 - 10’ - DCP (AUS)
Robbie needs to learn about women in order to lose his virginity before the end of high school. He enlists Jules, his neighbour to teach him the ways of the world, but suddenly…




treeTREE - Lauren Jackson 2017 - 16’ - DCP (NZ)
One evening Alisi climbs a huge tree and won’t come down. As night falls and we discover her secret, Alisi must either follow tradition or find a new path - with or without her family.




wibble wobbleWIBBLE WOBBLE - Daphne Do 2017 - 7’ - DCP (AUS)
When a man is tasked with clearing out his deceased grandmother's house, a large jelly gets in the way of someone buying her old fridge.





la cite des witchesLA CITE DES WITCHES - Elise McLeod & Zanny Begg 2017 - 15’ - DCP (AUS)
Paris, 1402, was home to the first feminist text; Paris, 2017, a city living in the shadow of recent terrorist attacks, is home to seven young women searching for their voice.




peelPEEL - Jane Campion 1982 - 9’ - DCP (AUS)
A father along with his son and sister are taking a trip, during which an orange peel has significance.




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