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Winners

2019 winner form y separately published work icon The Nightingale Jennifer Kent , ( dir. Jennifer Kent ) Australia : Causeway Films , 2018 9595628 2018 single work film/TV historical fiction

'Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman (Aisling Franciosi), chases a British officer (Sam Claflin) through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2018 winner form y separately published work icon Sweet Country Steven McGregor , David Tranter , ( dir. Warwick Thornton ) Australia : Retroflex Lateral Pty Limited , 2017 10406376 2017 single work film/TV crime thriller western

'Sweet Country is set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory. It is the story of a young boy called Philomac, who witnesses Sam, an Aboriginal stockman, kill station owner Harry Marsh in self defence. Sam and his pregnant wife Lizzie go on the run and a posse pursues them across the outback. The posse cannot catch Sam, as he is a clever man and an expert bushman. Eventually for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam gives himself up. A trial is held in town and when the truth comes out in the courtroom about Sam's actions, he is acquitted. Justice has been served. Philomac and Sam set off on their journey home, but soon after leaving town, a shot rings out and Justice is crushed…' (Publication summary)

2017 winner form y separately published work icon Ali’s Wedding Andrew Knight , Osamah Sami , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd , 2017 8368900 2017 single work film/TV

'After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. Based on real events, Ali’s Wedding is an irreverent, warm-hearted comedy, and an affectionate and vivid portrait of Islamic life in Australia. ' (Source: Screen Australia)

2014 winner form y separately published work icon The Babadook Jennifer Kent , ( dir. Jennifer Kent ) Australia : Causeway Films , 2013 Z1912336 2013 single work film/TV horror (taught in 2 units) A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
2013 winner (Feature Film) form y separately published work icon The Rocket Die Rakete Kim Mordaunt , ( dir. Kim Mordaunt ) Australia : Red Lamp Films , 2012 Z1908219 2012 single work film/TV 'A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and a couple of ragged misfits through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey, to prove he's not cursed he builds a giant rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.' (Source: Screen Australia website)
2012 winner form y separately published work icon Wish You Were Here Kieran Darcy-Smith , Felicity Price , ( dir. Kieran Darcy-Smith ) Australia : Aquarius Blue Tongue Films , 2012 Z1837239 2012 single work film/TV thriller

'Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy’s mysterious disappearance. When Alice’s sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 13/2/2014)

2011 winner form y separately published work icon Griff the Invisible Leon Ford , ( dir. Leon Ford ) Australia : Green Park Pictures , 2010 Z1710023 2010 single work film/TV fantasy

A shy office worker day and a superhero by night, Griff has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

Further Reference:

'Australian Superhero Movie Grif the Invisible Hits Toronto,' SciFiTV: The Sci Fi Australia Blog. Online (http://www.scifitv.com.au/Blog/2010/08/australian-superhero-movie-hits-toronto. (Sighted: 19/10/2010). (Note: direct linking to SciFiTV is not possible, and the above link redirects to the site's home page.)

'Griff the Invisbile: Birth of a Superhero,' Encore Magazine. Online (http://mumbrella.com.au/griff-the-invisible-birth-of-a-superhero-238). (Sighted: 19/10/2010).

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