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Subcategory of AWGIE Awards
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History

Awarded to Major AWGIE Winner

Winners

2010 winner form y separately published work icon Animal Kingdom David Michôd , ( dir. David Michôd ) Australia : Porchlight Films , 2010 Z1686698 2010 single work film/TV crime (taught in 2 units)

Inspired in part by Melbourne's 1988 Walsh Street murders, Animal Kingdom is a story about the battle between Melbourne's underworld and the police. The story tracks seventeen-year-old Joshua 'J' Cody, a troubled teenager perilously caught between his own criminal family and Detective Leckie, a compromised cop who thinks that he can save 'J'. 'J' comes to realise that in order to survive, he must determine how the game is played. This involves not only writing his own rule book but also choosing his place in the cunning and brutal animal kingdom in which his family lives.

2009 winner form y separately published work icon Samson and Delilah Warwick Thornton , ( dir. Warwick Thornton ) Scarlett Pictures CAAMA Productions , 2009 Z1561915 2009 single work film/TV (taught in 9 units)

'Samson and Delilah tells the story of two Aboriginal teenagers in a remote community. They live in a sparse environment but one that absorbs all manner of cultural influences, where dot painting and country music exist side by side. Samson gets through his days by sniffing, while Delilah is the caregiver for her nana before taking a moment for herself to listen to Latino music. Their journey ranges across many of the most urgent issues concerning Indigenous people in Australia, homelessness, poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse, but it does so with tenderness, dignity, and even humour.'

Source: Adelaide Film Festival website, www.adelaidefilmfestival.org/ Sighted: 23/02/2009

2008 winner form y separately published work icon Underbelly Greg Haddrick , Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , ( dir. Tony Tilse et. al. )agent Australia : Screentime , 2008 Z1529959 2008 series - publisher film/TV crime

Miniseries exploring the gangland wars of Melbourne. Before Victorian Police finally intercepted plans for two contract killings in 2004, leading to multiple arrests, the death toll stood at thirty three, making it one of the bloodiest crime wars in the Western world.

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