The Australian Writers’ Guild established the AWGIE Awards in 1967 to recognise and reward excellence in performance writing. The awards are judged solely by writers, and the judging is based on the written script, rather than on the finished product such as a film or a television series.
The awards include an extensive number of categories (children's, comedy, radio, short film, television, community theatre), special awards such as the John Hinde Award for Science Fiction, and a range of industry fellowships, including the FOXTEL Fellowship. Individual category winners in a year become eligible for the Major Award, awarded to the outstanding script of that year.
Source: http://www.awg.com.au/ Sighted: 26/11/2013
Conceived in 1967 by the Australian Writers' Guild, the AWGIE Awards were first offered in 1968 as a means of recognising outstanding achievement in writing. The awards AWGIE Awards are for excellence in screen, television, stage and radio writing, and are unique in being 'the only writers' awards judged solely by writers. Awards and nominations are based on the written script - not the finished product.'
(Source: The AWGIEs website, http://www.awg.com.au/artman/publish/cat_index_17.shtml)
A knitted dinosaur must completely unravel itself to save the love of its life.
Comedy-drama about two twenty-something best friends who reinvent themselves after experiencing chronic illness.
For episode 'Beach'.
'Against the backdrop of one of the most intriguing events in Newcastles recent history, the grounding of the Pasha Bulker, we meet Farrah, a young Novocastrian with a fascination for Newcastles industrial port, a fascination none of her peers share or comprehend.
Yet when a storm forces the ship on Nobbys Beach and the worlds attention turns to the harbour she knows so well, the impact on Farrahs own reality is not what she expects. Farrahs obsession with shipping and bulk carriers allows audiences to explore universal themes of isolation, belonging and identity, and that time in your life when the obsessions of childhood get grounded in reality.
Tantrum Theatre and Australias flagship youth theatre company Australian Theatre for Young People have co-commissioned nationally recognised playwright Alana Valentine to create this new work which celebrates Newcastles identity and the significance of the working harbour to Newcastles culture.' (Source: Alana Valentine's website)
'HEY HEY IT’S ESTHER BLUEBURGER – a smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life’s unending quest to fit in… and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out – introduces a feisty outsider hero unlike any other seen on screen. Esther Blueburger’s quest begins when she escapes from her Bat Mitzvah party and is befriended by Sunni, the effortlessly cool girl who is everything Esther thinks she wants to be. With the help of Sunni, Esther goes AWOL from her ordinary life and leaves behind her malfunctioning Jewish family to hang out with Sunni’s far breezier and super-hip single mum Mary and attend Sunni’s forbidden public school as a Swedish exchange student.'
Source: Screen Australia.