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Winners

2016 winner form y separately published work icon The Code Shelley Birse , Blake Ayshford , Justin Monjo , ( dir. Shawn Seet ) Australia : ABC Television Playmaker Media , 2013 Z1912246 2013 series - publisher film/TV thriller

The Code is a fictional thriller set between the remote Australian desert and the corridors of power in Canberra. A murder in the Outback thrusts two unlikely brothers into an international political conspiracy.

For series two.
2015 winner form y separately published work icon Deadline Gallipoli Stuart Beattie , Shaun Grant , Jacquelin Perske , Cate Shortland , ( dir. Michael Rymer ) Australia : Full Clip Productions Matchbox Pictures , 2015 7480530 2015 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction war literature

'The story of journalists Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Philip Schuler, sent with the troops to Gallipoli in 1915, and how their quest for the truth helped change the war’s course – and its legend.' (Production summary)

2014 winner form y separately published work icon The Code Shelley Birse , Blake Ayshford , Justin Monjo , ( dir. Shawn Seet ) Australia : ABC Television Playmaker Media , 2013 Z1912246 2013 series - publisher film/TV thriller

The Code is a fictional thriller set between the remote Australian desert and the corridors of power in Canberra. A murder in the Outback thrusts two unlikely brothers into an international political conspiracy.

2013 winner form y separately published work icon Underbelly : Badness Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , Jeff Truman , Niki Aken , ( dir. Tony Tilse et. al. )agent Australia : Screentime , 2012 Z1857598 2012 series - publisher film/TV crime

Underbelly: Badness chronicles the spider web of criminality spun by Anthony Perish and the quest by a dedicated team of police to bring him and his associates to justice. A feared underworld figure, Perish managed to maintain an almost non-existent public profile, which was only revealed when his connection to the murder of Terry Falconer, a former inmate of Sydney's Silverwater jail, brought him to the attention of Strike Force Tuno, which was formed to find Falconer's killers. Displaying an extraordinary level of perseverance and determination, Strike Force Tuno, led by Detective Inspector Jubelin spent ten years gathering the evidence that would finally see Perish brought to justice.'

(Source: Inside Film website)

2012 winner form y separately published work icon The Straits Louis Nowra , Blake Ayshford , Nicholas Parsons , Kristen Dunphy , Jaime Browne , Aaron Fa’aoso , ( dir. Peter Andrikidis et. al. )agent Australia : Matchbox Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2012 Z1787533 2012 series - publisher film/TV crime

'Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia's Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama.

'The Montebellos are not your average Australian family. Modern day smugglers, their family business is transporting drugs into Australia and guns and exotic wildlife out, making use of ties of blood and loyalty in the Torres Strait Islands.

'When Harry, the head of the family, starts to plan his succession, a power struggle is sparked between brother and brother, wife and daughter. Under attack from ambitious bikies and mercurial PNG Raskols, the family must hold together through torture, assassination and imprisonment.'

Source: ABC1 website, http://www.abc.net.au/tv/thestraits/
Sighted: 30/01/2012

2011 winner form y separately published work icon Small Time Gangster Gareth Calverley , Joss King , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : Burberry Productions , 2011 Z1773478 2011 series - publisher film/TV humour

'Tony Piccolo is an average Aussie bloke. Early 40s. Affable. Hard working. He's a family man. Tony keeps his 'day job' secret from his wife and kids - for one very good reason. Tony is an underworld enforcer. Gripped by a sudden mid-life crisis, Tony decides he wants out. But in the gangster business, an enforcer with a conscience is a dead man - and a family is a dangerous thing to have.'

Source: Movie Network Channels website, www.mnc.tv/small-time-gangster (sighted 18/04/2011)

2009 winner form y separately published work icon The Circuit : Series 2 Kelly Lefever , Dot West , Mitch Torres , Wayne Blair , Australia : Media World Pictures , 2009 Z1622302 2009 single work film/TV Aboriginal lawyer Drew Ellis continues his journey through the chaotic, challenging world of the Kimberley Court, a circuit that takes a magistrate and an entourage of court officers and lawyers on a regular five-day, 2000-kilometre round trip to dispense justice to the dusty, remote communities of northern Western Australia. (Screen Australia record)
2007 winner form y separately published work icon Bastard Boys Sue Smith , ( dir. Ray Quint ) Australia : Flying Cabbage Productions ABC Television , 2007 Z1382075 2007 single work film/TV A dramatisation of the bitter 1998 waterfront dispute between Patrick Stevedores and the Maritime Union of Australia.
2003 winner form y separately published work icon After the Deluge Andrew Knight , ( dir. Brendan Maher ) Australia : CoxKnight Productions , 2003 8227997 2003 series - publisher film/TV

'The story of a father who is suffering from Alzheimer's and his three estranged sons who reluctantly draw together to find institutional care for him. The father wrestles with the demons of the past as buried memories of World War II percolate disturbingly through the mundane reality of his daily care. Woven through this are the stories of the sons as they struggle to come to terms with the roles they have played as brothers, sons and men.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2002 winner form y separately published work icon Private Bill John Doyle , ( dir. Kate Woods ) Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2001 7136169 2001 single work film/TV

Episode three of John Doyle's six-part series Changi.

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