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  • The Camera d'or is awarded at the Cannes Film Festival for the best first feature film presented in one of the festival's three selections (Official Selection, Director's Fortnight or International Critic's Week). The prize has been awarded annually since 1978.

Latest Winners / Recipients

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

Works About this Award

Another Notch Marked up on the World Stage Garry Maddox , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 May 2010; (p. 12)
Film Strikes Gold : Top Cannes Honour to Samson and Delilah 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 3 June no. 452 2009; (p. 4)
Samson Director Walks Away a Winner at Cannes Michael Bodey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 May 2009; (p. 3)
A Quiet Drink, then Feighted Filmmaker is Back to Work Garry Maddox , Stephanie Bunbury , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 May 2009; (p. 3)