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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner form y separately published work icon Nitram Shaun Grant , ( dir. Justin Kurzel ) Australia : Stan , 2021 21974084 2021 single work film/TV

'NITRAM looks at the events leading up to one of the darkest chapters in Australian history in an attempt to understand why and how this atrocity occurred. Currently in production in Victoria.'

Source: Stan.

Year: 2020

winner form y separately published work icon Hearts and Bones Ben Lawrence , Beatrix Christian , ( dir. Ben Lawrence ) Australia : Night Kitchen Productions , 2019 16523191 2019 single work film/TV

'A shell-shocked photojournalist, haunted by what he has witnessed on assignment in Africa, returns home on the eve of becoming a father. When one of his photographs threatens to destroy a Sudanese refugee’s new life, the two men are reunited by nightmare events from the past. In the wake of a tragedy, a startling revelation forces each survivor to help the other find hope again. Hearts and Bones is a story about the mysterious bonds of family, friendship and fatherhood.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Year: 2019

winner form y separately published work icon The Favourite Tony McNamara , Deborah Davis , ( dir. Yorgos Lanthimos ) Ireland United Kingdom (UK) United States of America (USA) : Element Pictures Scarlet Films Film4 Waypoint Entertainment , 2018 15443184 2018 single work film/TV historical fiction

An historical drama following the relationship between Queen Anne; Sarah, Lady Marlborough; and Abigail Hill, Lady Marlborough's poor cousin.

Year: 2018

winner form y separately published work icon Sweet Country Steven McGregor , David Tranter , ( dir. Warwick Thornton ) Australia : Retroflex Lateral Pty Limited , 2017 10406376 2017 single work film/TV crime thriller western

'Sweet Country is set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory. It is the story of a young boy called Philomac, who witnesses Sam, an Aboriginal stockman, kill station owner Harry Marsh in self defence. Sam and his pregnant wife Lizzie go on the run and a posse pursues them across the outback. The posse cannot catch Sam, as he is a clever man and an expert bushman. Eventually for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam gives himself up. A trial is held in town and when the truth comes out in the courtroom about Sam's actions, he is acquitted. Justice has been served. Philomac and Sam set off on their journey home, but soon after leaving town, a shot rings out and Justice is crushed…' (Publication summary)

Year: 2017

winner form y separately published work icon Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Knight , Gregory Crosby , Robert Schenkkan , Randall Wallace , ( dir. Mel Gibson ) United States of America (USA) : Cross Creek Pictures Cutting Edge Group Demarest Media Icon Productions Pandemonium Permut Presentations Vendian Entertainment , 2016 9537571 2016 single work film/TV war literature

'WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.' (Production summary)