FORGET the Emmy Awards, Oscars and Logies, it was CrabbesFest that brought out the bright lights and beautiful people.
The red carpet rolled out as the village of Crabbes Creek welcomed small-school film stars and directors to its first CrabbesFest film festival.
Like a mini Tropfest Junior, CrabbesFest saw short films of five minutes or less made by school children competing for prizes in a program that thrilled its audience.
Tweed Shire Mayor Barry Longland presented the trophies and winning prize of three iPads to Crabbes Creek Public School for its film, Crabarella Takes a Stand.
"The heat is definitely on for next year," said CrabbesFest director Linda Parlett.
"Everyone had such a fantastic time and the evening was a resounding success."
Those who missed the event will have the chance to catch the mini-masterpieces when the winning films are shown as part of a special school holidays showing on Monday, October 7, at the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah.
Small schools with less than 80 students in the Tweed and Byron shires are eligible to enter. Ms Parlett said the festival was designed to bring all the fun and creativity of Sydney's Tropfest into smaller local communities.
For details, contact Crabbes Creek Community Film Society on 0407709921.
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