The North Bellarine Film Festival is proud to announce that the winner of the 2019 Emerging Filmmaker Award is Tadji Ulrich for his film When We Were One.

Tadji Ulrich is a 17-year-old filmmaker based in Melbourne. His first film, I Believe, was shortlisted for Trop Jr and, as part of the 2016 Little Big Shots International Film Festival, was shown at ACMI and the Sydney Opera House. In 2018, his mockumentary Outcasts Anonymous won Trop Jr, the world’s largest short film festival for kids.


He enjoys speaking to audiences big and small about his passion for film and hopes one day to bring something of his own to Australian film.

The North Bellarine Film Festival, and the award sponsor, the Portarlington Film Society, wish Tadji the best in his film career.

Monsieur Lazhar

Director: Philippe Falardeau

2017 NBFF Selected Feature Film