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Winners

2014 winner Best Directing Award Sophie Hyde for 52 Tuesdays
2012 winner U.S. Drama Films Best Film, Audience Award form y separately published work icon The Sessions Ben Lewin , ( dir. Ben Lewin ) United States of America (USA) : Such Much Films Rhino Films , 2012 Z1838650 2012 single work film/TV

U.S. poet and journalist Mark O'Brien (1949-1999) contracted polio and subsequently lived in an iron lung for four decades. O'Brien's bid to lose his virginity provides the storyline for The Sessions.

2011 winner Grand Jury Prize for International Short Filmmaking form y separately published work icon Deeper Than Yesterday Ariel Kleiman , ( dir. Ariel Kleiman ) Australia : 2009 Z1691597 2009 single work film/TV thriller
2010 winner World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic 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.

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