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Best Telefeature or Mini Series
or Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series
Subcategory of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards
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Award name change to Best Telefeature or Mini Series for the 3rd Awards in 2013.


2020 winner form y separately published work icon Stateless Elise McCredie , Belinda Chayko , ( dir. Emma Freeman et. al. )agent Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Matchbox Pictures , 2020 16563781 2020 series - publisher film/TV

Inside Film describes the series as 'a six-part drama about four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert'.

Source: (Sighted: 17/05/2019).

2019 winner form y separately published work icon Lambs of God Sarah Lambert , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : Lingo Pictures Foxtel , 2019 14170207 2019 series - publisher film/TV

Three nuns, each a generation apart, live an isolated life in a dilapidated convent, forgotten by the church and society -- until a priest stumbles across them and, in trying to sell their land, disturbs their lives, existence, and beliefs.

2015 winner form y separately published work icon Peter Allen : Not the Boy Next Door Michael Miller , Justin Monjo , ( dir. Shawn Seet ) Australia : Shine Australia Seven Network , 2015 8283825 2015 series - publisher film/TV

'A story about a boy from the bush whose talent, determination and drive made him Hollywood royalty and an international household name. Peter Allen’s life was fast and furious, he left an indelible mark and Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – aims to do the same.' (Production summary)

2014 winner form y separately published work icon Devil's Playground Blake Ayshford , Alice Addison , Cate Shortland , Tommy Murphy , ( dir. Rachel Ward et. al. )agent Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2014 Z1912252 2014 series - publisher film/TV '1988. Thirty-five years after Fred Schepisi's film The Devil's Playground, Tom Allen, now a psychiatrist, becomes a secular confessor to the Catholic clergy, and is soon embroiled in political and theological intrigue.' (Source: Screen Australia)
2013 winner form y separately published work icon Top of the Lake Top of the Lake : China Girl Jane Campion , Gerard Lee , ( dir. Jane Campion et. al. )agent Sydney London : See Saw Films , 2013 Z1892891 2013 series - publisher film/TV detective crime (taught in 1 units)

Series one:

'A 12-year-old girl is found chest deep in the freezing waters of a South Island lake. She's five months pregnant and when asked who the father is she insists: "No one". Then she disappears. Detective Robin Griffin's obsessive search for Tui unravels both Robin and the compromised town of Laketop.' (Source: Screen Australia. Sighted: 13/6/2013)

Series two:

'Top of the Lake Season Two: China Girl is a crime mystery story concerning the unidentified body of an Asian girl that washes up on to Sydney's Bondi Beach. The case seems hopeless, until detective Robin Griffin discovers that China Girl didn't die alone.' (Source: Daily Life. Sighted: 24/3/2016)

2012 winner form y separately published work icon Howzat! Kerry Packer's War Christopher Lee , ( dir. Daina Reid ) Australia : Southern Star John Edwards Nine Network , 2012 Z1860382 2012 series - publisher film/TV 'Howzat! Kerry Packer's War tells the story of the bitter two-year cricket war between Packer, with his highly-paid elite professionals and the cricket Establishment doing its best to protect the hundred-year legacy of pride in the traditional nature of the poorly paid game. The result was to change cricket forever. World Series Cricket introduced into the game a dramatic new era of dynamism and elite professionalism and thrust cricket into the modern era, shaping the game we know today.' Source: (Sighted 15/05/2012).
2011 winner form y separately published work icon The Slap Tony Ayres , Australia : ABC Television Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1699408 2011 series - publisher film/TV 'The series starts at an Australian backyard BBQ. Amongst alcohol, friendship and a children's cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The party comes to a sudden halt. The child's parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. As the series unfolds the police become involved and friends and family are forced to take sides. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained.

'The story is told through the points of view of eight characters as the court case proceeds, as affairs begin and end, as a pregnancy is decided and marriages morph and change. Each character's life is profoundly affected by "the slap", and each of the main character is metaphorically slapped as they are forced to face up to fundamental truths about themselves.'

Source: The Slap website (Sighted 11/10/2011)