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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2011

winner form y separately published work icon The Hunter Alice Addison , Wain Fimeri , Daniel Nettheim , ( dir. Daniel Nettheim ) 2011 Sydney : Porchlight Films , 2011 Z1767310 2011 single work film/TV thriller (taught in 1 units) 'Martin David, a modern-day soldier of fortune, rendezvous in Paris with a mysterious man, Jacek Koman, who hires him to travel to Tasmania and attempt to locate a Tasmanian Tiger (or thylacine) - although the animal is believed to be extinct, there are rumours that one has been sighted - and its DNA, whether the animal is dead or alive, represents a fortune to vested interests.'
Source: Stratton, David. 'At the Movies'. (Sighted 13/10/2011)

Year: 2010

winner form y separately published work icon South Solitary Shirley Barrett , ( dir. Shirley Barrett ) Australia : Macgowan and Beneficiary Films Omnilab Media , 2010 Z1689710 2010 single work film/TV

'Meredith, 30 and unmarried, arrives at a remote lighthouse island with her uncle, the new head keeper. Bad weather and misadventure leave her marooned with only the sullen and withdrawn assistant keeper, Fleet, for companionship. A tender, faltering courtship ensues.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Year: 2009

winner form y separately published work icon Mary and Max Adam Elliot , ( dir. Adam Elliot ) 2009 Fitzroy : Melodrama Pictures , 2009 Z1561833 2009 single work film/TV

'A story spanning twenty years and two continents, Mary and Max tells of a pen-friendship between two very different people. Mary Dinkle, a chubby and lonely eight year old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne decides on a whim to to pick a person at random from the New York phone book and sends off a letter asking about life on the other side of the world. It is received by Max Horovitz, an obese 44 year old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in the chaos of New York. A friendship is born as the pair exchange letters over the next 20 years. Offering each other support, advice and the chance to see life through another set of eyes.

'Mary and Max's friendship survives much more than the average diet of life's ups and downs. As with Adam Elliot's previous feature film, the Academy Award-winning Harvey Krumpet(2003), Mary and Max is innocent but not naive, as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual difference, trust, copulating dogs, religious difference, agrophobia and much much more.'

Source: Mary and Max website,
Sighted: 30/03/2009

Year: 2008

winner form y separately published work icon Prime Mover David Caesar , ( dir. David Caesar ) Australia : Porchlight Films , 2008 Z1523097 2008 single work film/TV (taught in 2 units)

'Prime Mover is a diesel-charged love story about ambition, pressure, responsibility and the love shared by a man, a woman and his truck.'

Source: Porchlight Films website,
Sighted: 19/08/2008

Year: 2007

winner form y separately published work icon Lake Mungo Joel Anderson , ( dir. Joel Anderson ) Australia : Mungo Productions , 2007 Z1427390 2007 single work film/TV mystery thriller horror

'Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centred in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist Ray Kemeney. He discoveres that Alice led a double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges. Lake Mungo is a mystery, a thriller, and a ghost story.'

Source: Official website ( (Sighted: 22/6/2012)

The film is shot as a documentary, including 'talking heads' style interviews with the participants.