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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2011

winner form y separately published work icon Red Dog Daniel Taplitz , ( dir. Kriv Stenders ) Australia : Woss Group Film Productions Pty Ltd , 2011 Z1769568 2011 single work film/TV

'Based on the true story of a nomadic red kelpie that won the hearts of hundreds of West Australian outback residents.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Year: 2010

winner form y separately published work icon Tomorrow, When the War Began Stuart Beattie , ( dir. Stuart Beattie ) Australia : Ambience Entertainment , 2009 Z1623916 2009 single work film/TV science fiction

Seven teenagers camp in a remote and idyllic location deep in the countryside. But that night, they see the sky filled with military aircraft, and return home to find their houses deserted and the locals detained in the showground. Escaping detection, the teenagers form themselves into a guerilla unit, hoping to prevent the invading Coalition Nations from bringing any more troops in by destroying the only bridge to nearby Cobbler's Bay, where the troop ships are moored.

Year: 2009

winner form y separately published work icon Samson and Delilah Warwick Thornton , ( dir. Warwick Thornton ) Scarlett Pictures CAAMA Productions , 2009 Z1561915 2009 single work film/TV (taught in 9 units)

'Samson and Delilah tells the story of two Aboriginal teenagers in a remote community. They live in a sparse environment but one that absorbs all manner of cultural influences, where dot painting and country music exist side by side. Samson gets through his days by sniffing, while Delilah is the caregiver for her nana before taking a moment for herself to listen to Latino music. Their journey ranges across many of the most urgent issues concerning Indigenous people in Australia, homelessness, poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse, but it does so with tenderness, dignity, and even humour.'

Source: Adelaide Film Festival website, Sighted: 23/02/2009

Year: 2008

winner form y separately published work icon Men's Group Michael Joy , John L. Simpson , ( dir. Michael Joy ) Australia : Titan View , 2008 Z1533971 2008 single work film/TV

' Men's Group is the story of six very different men; Paul, Freddy, Cecil, Lucas, Moses and Alex . They meet once a week at Paul's home to talk. When they begin they are complete strangers.

'They soon discover that they have something in common, being male. As trust grows between them they gradually begin to share as they learn to listen to each other. They discover that they are not quite so alone in their fears as they had presumed.

'It takes a tragedy for the men to finally understand that they must take responsibilities [sic] for their own lives and those of their loved ones.'

Source: Men's Group website,

Sighted 02/10/2009

Year: 2007

winner form y separately published work icon The Jammed Dee McLachlan , ( dir. Dee McLachlan ) Australia : The Picture Tank Jammed Films , 2007 Z1435196 2007 single work film/TV thriller crime

After an accidental meeting at the airport, a bored insurance clerk is drawn into the world of illegal Melbourne brothels, illegal immigrants, and enslaved sex workers.