In 2011 Colourfest went national and expanded to four venues: The Red Rattler Theatre (Sydney), Riverside Theatre (Sydney), The Edge QLD (Brisbane) and Footscray Community Arts Centre (Melbourne). The festival screened a selection of 17 films, in two sessions.
The festival received support in 2011 from Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Information & Cultural Exchange (ICE), Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), Riverside Theatres, The Edge QLD, SBS, Film Ink, Madman and The Production book. The festival earned its primary income through ticket sales.
Best film award was given to Vinyl by Ashley Fairfield. Other winners:
Sosefina ( Tresa Ponnor) – Best Writer and Director
Show and Tell (Haidar Noor) – Best Cinematography and Editing
Matias Stevens – Amanecer – Best Performance
We thank the judges; Tania Chambers, Caterina De Nave, Fadia Abboud, Tony Ayres and Samantha Lang.