The film ‘Big Chef, Little Chef’ created by Kerrod Cooper has been announced as the overall winner of Panasonic’s Lumix 72-hour Filmmaking Challenge for Australian filmmakers.

Winners of this year’s Lumix 72-hour Filmmaking Challenge: Danny Kim, Jemma Ha, Kerrod Cooper, Cain Howlett (Caimaniacs), Aiman Malik(Caimaniacs), Kevin Rickert, David Shannon.

According to Paul Reid, Managing Director of Panasonic Australia, the entries were judged as dramatic, thought-provoking and heartfelt – impressive when you know they were tasked to go from concept to screen in just three days. The awards were presented at a screening and award ceremony at Sydney’s iconic Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace on 12 September. With a prize pool of over $25,000, the challenge attracted entries from every corner of the country.

Kerrod Cooper, the inaugural winner for Big Chef, Little Chef, received a prize package including over $14,000RRP in LUMIX imaging products and equipment from sponsors CR Kennedy Imaging, SmallRig and Atomos, plus $5,000 cash. The People’s Choice Award was presented to Aiman Malik and Caimaniacs, for their film titled Making Magic. Selected by those in attendance at the award ceremony, the film received a prize package of over $5,000 RRP in LUMIX imaging products plus equipment from sponsors SmallRig and Atomos.

Click here to view the ten films selected as finalists.