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Winners

2019 winner form y separately published work icon The King David Michôd , Joel Edgerton , ( dir. David Michôd ) United Kingdom (UK) Hungary Australia : Netflix Plan B Entertainment Porchlight Films Blue Tongue Films Pioneer Stilking Films Yoki , 2019 18084286 2019 single work film/TV

'Wayward Prince Hal must turn from carouser to warrior king as he faces hostilities from inside and outside the castle walls in the battle for England.'

Source: Netflix.

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)

2017 winner form y separately published work icon Lion Saroo Brierley , Luke Davies , ( dir. Garth Davis ) Australia : Screen Australia See Saw Films Sunstar Entertainment The Weinstein Company , 2016 8160821 2016 single work film/TV

'A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 later, he sets out to find his lost family.' (Production summary)

2016 winner form y separately published work icon Goldstone Ivan Sen , ( dir. Ivan Sen ) Australia : Dark Matter Productions , 2016 8474304 2016 single work film/TV

'Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in a frontier mining town on a missing persons enquiry.

'What seems like a simple “light duties” investigation soon opens into a web of crime and corruption implicating the local Mayor, Mining Boss and Aboriginal Land Council.

'Jay must overcome personal differences with the young local policeman while he pulls his life together to dig deeper into the conspiracy. They are led into a world of people trafficking and organised crime at the heart of the local mining industry, where the value of a life is pitted against big money and deep-rooted corruption.' (Production summary)

2015 winner form y separately published work icon Mad Max : Fury Road Mad Max 4 George Miller , Nico Lathouris , Brendan McCarthy , ( dir. George Miller ) Australia : Kennedy Miller Entertainment , 2015 Z1864561 2015 single work film/TV science fiction

Despite post-dating the third film in the series by some thirty years, this instalment is said to fit in the timeline somewhere between films one and two.

Max Rockatansky, trapped in the citadel of warlord Immortan Joe, crosses paths with Imperator Furiosa, who is on a mission to free Joe's enslaved 'brides' and take them to the Green Place, the Land of Many Mothers.

2014 winner form y separately published work icon Charlie's Country Rolf De Heer , ( dir. Rolf De Heer ) Australia : Vertigo Productions , 2013 5993547 2013 single work film/TV

Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil collaborate to create a tragi-comic portrait of Charlie's struggle to understand how he should define himself as an Aboriginal in modern Australia.

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