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John Hinde Award for Science Fiction
Subcategory of AWGIE Awards
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John Hinde AM (1911-2006) was an Australian broadcaster and film reviewer. He worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for more than 50 years, in both television and radio.

Upon his death he bequeathed $500,000 to the Australian Writers' Guild to establish the John Hinde Award for a science fiction script for film or television. The award rewards creativity and excellence in science fiction writing.

Source: Australian Writers' Guild Sighted: 26/11/2013.


2017 winner (Unproduced Script) Catherine S. McMullen

For 'Awake'.

2017 winner (Produced Script) form y separately published work icon The Death and Life of Otto Bloom Cris Jones , ( dir. Cris Jones ) Australia : Optimism Film , 2016 9145880 2016 single work film/TV

'The chronicle of the life and great love of Otto Bloom, an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse – passing backwards through the years while remembering the future.' (Source: Screen Australia website)

2011 winner form y separately published work icon Panic at Rock Island Matt Ford , ( dir. Tony Tilse ) Australia New Zealand : Goalpost Pictures Gibson Group , 2010 Z1831997 2010 single work film/TV science fiction horror thriller

'In the middle of the beautiful harbour of Sydney, on the eve of the biggest public live music party on the city's calendar, a body is discovered ravaged by an mysterious contagion and Chief Medical Examiner JIM immediately appeals for quarantine. But the party's too important to the city's coffers and Jim's fears spiral out of control when he learns that his children ELMO and NINA are both at the event. With the help of government spook HIRSCH, Jim takes the law into his own hands and closes off all access to the event. But instead of controlling the situation, a riot erupts that throws the entire city into bedlam. With the world collapsing around him, Jim discovers that not only has his wife DENNY infiltrated the deadly pandemonium to find their children, but the virus is no accident, and the people responsible for it are the last he'd ever suspect...'

Source: Press release ( (Sighted: 7/6/2012)

2010 winner Anthony Mullins for Primevil Evolved
2009 winner form K9 : The Fall of the House of Gryffen Shayne Armstrong , S. P. Krause , 2009 single work film/TV children's
2008 inaugural winner form y separately published work icon Man Bites Dog Doug MacLeod , ( dir. Aaron Davies ) Australia : Media World Pictures , 2007 Z1523474 2007 single work film/TV children's humour

'The Dogstar goes through a microwave radiation anomaly and ends up the size of a tennis ball. It arrives at New Earth where, by a stunning coincidence, it ends up inside the very Robog that belongs to Mark and Greta Clark. As Zeke says, 'Stranger things have happened,' though he can't think what.

'Meanwhile, a damaged Valiant crash-lands on Old Earth and the kids meet up with Ramon Ridley who is still trying to clean up the planet. This is difficult because Bob Santino has been dumping all his toxic waste on Old Earth.'

Source: Media World Pictures website,
Sighted: 19/08/2008