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Best Writer – Daryl Cockburn for ‘Fate’
Best Director – Colin Ross Smith for ‘The Lost Purse’
Best Editor – Ray Paterson for ‘Run with the Wolves’
Best Sound – Scott McKay for ‘Your Number’s Up’, ‘Cloud Nine’ & ‘The Waster’
Best Script edit & development – Cheryl Belcourt for ‘Your Number’s Up’, ‘Cloud Nine’ & ‘The Waster’
Best Original Music/Composer – Frank McDonald for ‘The Lost Purse’ (collected by Producer Colin Ross Smith)
Best narrative in a music video – Ray Paterson for ‘Run with the Wolves’
Best Cinematography/DOP – Basharat Khan of Bash Art Creative/’See you in my dreams’
Best Production Design – Basharat Khan of Bash Art Creative/’See you in my dreams’
Best After effects – Colin Chaloner for ‘Cloud Nine’ (collected by Producer Andy Cassels Moniton Pictures)
Best Male Actor – Declan Michael Laird for ‘The Lost Purse’
Best Female Actor – Shona Denovan for ‘The Consultant’
BEST FILM & Cash Prize – ‘The Lost Purse’ by Colin Ross Smith (cash prize being used for festival entries!)
Audience Award Best Film – ‘The Lost Purse’ Always great when the Judges AND the audience agree!!!Special Achievements: Jason Weidner for innovation with ‘The things we do’, Mark Loftus for assist after effects ‘Cloud Nine’ and ‘The Waster’ and, Sarah Michael for Costume for ‘Cloud Nine’ and ‘The Waster.’
Below you can see a photo of Stuart Hepburn with Screenplay  winner Darryl Cockburn and the Cast & Crew of “Fate”
Special mention was made by many afterwards on Andrew McIntosh performance in ‘Your Number’s Up’,  (so versatile some folks didn’t realise he also played Mad Mitch!) John McQuiston in ‘The things we do’ and Lucy Goldie in ‘See you in my dreams’; but as I say I could go on on on and it took ALL involved to get all the films to screen!  There are also a heck of a lot of winners behind the scenes and I’d like to thank just a few of them here in particular, but a huge thanks to all of you who make WCA! constructive, motivational and fun throughout the year – Support Home Grown!So, a HUGE THANK YOU to the fantastic work and dedication behind the scenes to pull the event together from (in particular, and in no particular order!!!)  Cheryl Belcourt and Mark Loftus for fantastic support & skills work throughout the year culminating in the nights event – our host venues CCA who support us all year long with fantastic work spaces and liason with Events ManagementArlene Stevens, and last nights amazing platform to showcase our Screening & Awards night at Cineworld! liasing with Lisa Henderson Manager and the Duty Manager Helen and staff on the night kept up the excellent support.  Event specific Teams of Charlie Francis and Colin Ross Smith who managed the dvd compilations of screenings and ‘what WCA does’ – Interviewers from FLICKER magazine Sean Wilkie and Melanie, our Event Photographer Chini Obiechina – Event Assistants Kyle Spence, Katie White and Anna who put up with my hissy fits in the run up –Isla McTeerwho done all our lovely posters, flyers and tickets and Katie White for the amazing Awards that are now adorning your walls and putting a smile on yer face when you see it and think ‘I won that’ and deservedly so!  Lastly, a huge thanks to all the folks who came along to support Home Grown Talent, and to the Industry Judges who took time out from their busy schedules to watch the films and vote;Lizzie Gray, Bernard McLaverty, Eleanor Yule, Martin McCardie, Alan de Pellette, Nick Farr & Derek Morrison, and those who voted but were also able to attend the event to support and network in person; Zam Salin, Stuart Hepburn, Karen OHare & Dale Corlett. Big thanks! 

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