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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 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, Sighted: 23/02/2009

Year: 2008

winner y separately published work icon Ngapartji Ngapartji Ngapartji Ngapartji one Scott Rankin , Trevor Jamieson , 2005 2005 Z1416415 2005 single work drama (taught in 2 units) 'Ngapartji Ngapartji' traces the true story of one of the world's oldest nations - the Spinifex people - and their encounter with the Cold War and particularly the British atomic testing at Maralinga. Nominated for Jamieson's script (and for Scott Rankin's direction).

Year: 2007

winner form y separately published work icon The Circuit Beck Cole , Kelly Lefever , Mitch Torres , Dot West , ( dir. Richard Frankland et. al. )agent Australia : Media World Pictures , 2007 Z1405020 2007 single work film/TV

'The Circuit is set in the Kimberley region of North Western Australia. It is a place of two seasons; the wet and the dusty dry. Known for its beauty, vastness and hardship, this region is a land rich in history for its traditional owners, but now sits within the confines of white ownership and white law. This is the home of The Circuit, the Magistrate's Court, which visits far-flung communities several days a month, bringing conveyor-belt justice dealt swiftly and fairly. Working between two worlds and juggling white law with traditional lore, means that justice can be a slippery beast.'

Source: SBS website,
Sighted: 09/07/2007

For Richard Frankland's direction.
winner Richard Frankland For direction of 'The Circuit'

Year: 2006

winner Windmill Baby David Milroy , Josie Ningali Lawford , 2004 single work drama
— Appears in: Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007; (p. [201]-228)
Windmill Baby is the story of Maymay, an old Aboriginal woman who returns to the deserted Kimberley cattle station that was her home 50 years ago. A one-woman redemption piece told through Indigenous voices, with the endearing characters of Wun-man, Two-man, Aunty Darbella and old Maymay, this play is delivered with the poetry of a campfire storyteller.