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Winners

2011 winner form y separately published work icon Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo Imogen Banks , John Edwards , Christopher Lee , ABC Television (publisher), ( dir. Daina Reid ) Australia : Southern Star Entertainment Screen Australia , 2011 Z1771522 2011 series - publisher film/TV Shortlisted for both Part 1 and Part 2; winner for Part 2.
2009 winner form y separately published work icon False Witness The Diplomat Peter Gawler , ( dir. Peter Andrikidis ) Australia : Screentime , 2009 Z1622562 2009 single work film/TV thriller crime

False Witness 'is set in present day [2009] Sydney,Tajikistan and London against the back drop of bickering intelligence agencies, fallible police forces and international tensions and was inspired by real life incidents including the 1997 theft of five Soviet built nuclear 'suitcase bombs' and explores a scenario that could lead to the West's worst nightmare - a nuclear attack.

'... British diplomat, Ian Porter (Dougray Scott) is apprehended at Heathrow Airport in possession of 30 kilos of heroin. Porter's unwillingness to cooperate leaves Scotland Yard Inspector Julie Hales (Rachael Blake) believing he is doing business with Russian arms and drug trafficker Sergei Krousov (Don Hany). Unaware that Krousov has intentions to sell a suitcase bomb, Scotland Yard offers to cut Porter a deal to turn on Krousov. In return they'll grant him immunity from prosecution and entry into their international witness program.

'Hales accompanies Porter and his estranged wife (Claire Forlani) to Sydney where chameleon Porter believes his handler at MI6 (Richard Roxburgh as Van Koors) can manipulate the Australian Federal Police protection team to allow him to complete his mission. AFP agent Wilson (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor) and Hales have no idea of Porter's MI6 links so, when their security is breached, all hell breaks loose.'

Source: Screentime website, http://www.screentime.com.au/
Sighted: 09/09/2009

2008 winner form y separately published work icon Wise Monkeys Felicity Packard , ( dir. Peter Andrikidis ) Australia : Screentime Nine Network , 2008 Z1529977 2008 single work film/TV crime

'With their men in jail or dead, the women left behind try to get on with their lives. A rival crime boss tries to undermine Carl Williams and his empire. A young lawyer falls for her client, a convicted killer linked to the Carlton Crew. The police make a major breakthrough in identifying the mystery hitman they know only as Benji.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 8/3/2013)

2007 winner form y separately published work icon Bastard Boys Sue Smith , ( dir. Ray Quint ) Australia : Flying Cabbage Productions ABC Television , 2007 Z1382075 2007 single work film/TV A dramatisation of the bitter 1998 waterfront dispute between Patrick Stevedores and the Maritime Union of Australia.
2006 winner form y separately published work icon Unfolding Florence : The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst Katherine Thomson , ( dir. Gillian Armstrong ) 2006 Australia Lindfield : Becker Entertainment Film Australia , 2006 Z1311136 2006 single work film/TV

This film reveals the many lives of one larger-than-life woman: flamboyant design pioneer Florence Broadhurst. Born in outback Australia in 1899, Florence was a singer and dancer in Shanghai in the '20s and ran her own fashion boutique in London in the '30s, before sweeping into Sydney society as a painter and charity queen. But it was in her last incarnation that she really made her mark, shaking up conservative Australia with her bold, exotic wallpaper designs. Now, with her prints in huge demand internationally, the times have finally caught up with this glamorous, complicated, unconventional woman, whose brutal murder in 1977 has never been solved.

2004 winner form y separately published work icon Honey and Wounds Blake Ayshford , ( dir. Ian Watson ) 2003 Australia : Chapman Pictures Network Ten , 2005 Z1363045 2003 single work film/TV Food, and the creative souls who aspire to make it, are at the heart of the drama The Cooks, a 13-part series made for Network Ten that is, in part, about a pair of rival restaurants.
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