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NSW Nurses & Midwives short film festival
Winner Ciara Rafferty celebrates with her friends and suporters.

The fourth Nurses and Midwives’ Short Film Festival witnessed the world release of 12 films, all created by Association members.TV and documentary producer, Patrick McInerney, who worked for many years on the popular hospital documentary, RPA, launched the fourth festival.Issues such as mental health nursing, grief, community nursing, what it is like to be a nurse and childhood illness were among those covered in the festival’s entries.

This year’s winner was Ciara Rafferty for her very witty entry Arthur. Ciara won a $5000 prize sponsored by First State Super.

Second prize went to Carolyn Guichard for The Soul Catcher and third prize went to Asobede Dawodu for Echoes. Leonie Keen won the Maureen Pulhmann encouragement award for The Phone Call.

The inaugural Nurses and Midwives’ short film Festival was first held in 2009 and is now a biennial event on the New South Wales arts calendar.

You can watch all of the festival’s short films on the NSWNMA website.