Rosemount Estate, the Prestige Wine of Australia, is proud to announce the judges of its inaugural Rosemount Diamond Award, an all-new competition that invites Australian filmmakers to submit original films for the chance to win a cash prize of $10,000. The award will be given out at the 2005 Jackson Hole Film Festival, to be held on June 8-12, 2005 in Wyoming.
According to the press release, confirmed judges include actress Sarah Wynter (TV’s 24), Australian director Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games) and actor/director John Polson, founder of the world’s largest short film festival Tropfest, who will join American film industry leaders to judge this prestigious award.
The awards presentation will be the climax of the festival’s World Program, where each year the cinematic talents of a specific country is highlighted. This year’s featured country is Australia, in honor of founding sponsor Rosemount Estate. The five finalists will be flown to the festival to showcase their films and the winner will receive the Grand Prize, which includes a $10,000 grant towards his or her next feature film.