The inaugural Cano Mocs and Docs 2804 Film Festival was held on Saturday night by the Canowindra branch of the Country Education Foundation. A large crowd attended the Age of Fishes Museum to view the short films. The idea behind Cano Mocs and Docs 2804 was to showcase and encourage people of all ages to wonder at the marvels of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subject matters. This year’s signature item was a “Fossil”, from the Science category which was included creatively in the films.
The winners in each category were:
• Best Documentary (Over 18 years of Age) – 8 minutes in length – Life on Earth and Mars
• Best Documentary Junior (12 – 17 years and under) – 4 minutes in length – Quick Science About Dogs
• Best Documentary (0-11 years of Age) – 2 minutes in length – Where does Strawberry Milk Come From
• Best Mockumentary (Over 18 Years of Age) – 8 minutes in length – Invisible Blanket
• Best Mockumentary Junior (12 – 17 years and under) – 4 minutes in length – Griseo Latro
• Best Mockumentary (0-11 years of Age) – 2 minutes in length – Finding Freddy
• Julian Leather Shearers’ Award – Life – A Not Very Educational Video
Thanks must go to all the sponsors including: Newcrest Cadia Valley Operations, Age of Fishes Museum, Cabonne Council, Windowrie Wines, Rosnay Estate, Oli Statham PA Hire, Canowindra Bottle Shop, Royal Hotel Canowindra and a special thanks to the tireless efforts of the members of Canowindra’s CEF.
The first scholarship winners were announced on the night. Amelia Holmes received a scholarship to help her buy books and supplies for her university course and Jason Whittle received funding to buy a starter kit for shearing including a hand piece, combs and cutters. Both Amelia and Jason were very appreciative of the support from the CEF.