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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2005

winner form y separately published work icon Jewboy Tony Krawitz , ( dir. Tony Krawitz ) 2005 Australia : Porchlight Films , 2005 Z1189274 2005 single work film/TV

'After the death of his father, Yuri returns from Israel to the strict Chasidic community of Sydney. Losing his faith in Judaism, he rejects his former girlfriend Rivka and starts driving taxis. He falls for Sarita and in his grieving state takes much more from their budding friendship than she does. In his confused search for intimacy he ends up in some of the least intimate spaces, like porn shops and peepshows. Jewboy is a film about a young man's search for his place in the world, his family and his faith.'

Source: Publisher's synopsis.

Year: 2003

winner form y separately published work icon Martha's New Coat Elizabeth Mars , ( dir. Rachel Ward ) Australia : Porchlight Films , 2004 Z1248998 2004 single work film/TV

'MARTHA'S NEW COAT gives an understated and authentic portrait of adolescent experience. Martha is driven by her fantasy that the father who abandoned her as a child will provide a happier home than her erratic mother.'

Source: Screen Australia.