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Winners

2018 winner form y separately published work icon Boy Erased Joel Edgerton , ( dir. Joel Edgerton ) United States of America (USA) : Anonymous Content Blue Tongue Films Focus Features Perfect World Pictures , 2018 14958646 2018 single work film/TV

'The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.' (Production summary)

2017 winner form y separately published work icon Lion Saroo Brierley , Luke Davies , ( dir. Garth Davis ) Australia : Screen Australia See Saw Films Sunstar Entertainment The Weinstein Company , 2016 8160821 2016 single work film/TV

'A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 later, he sets out to find his lost family.' (Production summary)

2016 winner form y separately published work icon The Daughter Simon Stone , ( dir. Simon Stone ) Australia : Fate Films Pty Ltd , 2015 8225015 2015 single work film/TV

'The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.' (Production summary)

2013 winner (Feature Film) form y separately published work icon The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann , Craig Pearce , ( dir. Baz Luhrmann ) Australia United States of America (USA) : Warner Brothers Village Roadshow A&E Television Networks , 2013 Z1934236 2013 single work film/TV An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
2012 winner form y separately published work icon The Sapphires Keith Thompson , Tony Briggs , ( dir. Wayne Blair ) Australia : Goalpost Pictures , 2012 Z1809626 2012 single work film/TV (taught in 1 units) 'Gail, Cynthia, Julie and Kay are sexy, black, young and talented - and they've never set foot outside Australia. Until, in the chaos of 1968, they're plucked from the obscurity of a remote Aboriginal mission, branded as Australia's answer to The Supremes, and - grasping the chance of a lifetime - dropped into the jungles of Vietnam to entertain the troops.' Source: www.encoremagazine.com.au/ (Sighted 26/09/2011).
2011 winner form y separately published work icon Snowtown The Snowtown Murders Shaun Grant , ( dir. Justin Kurzel ) Australia : Warp Films Australia , 2010 Z1679026 2010 single work film/TV crime horror

Sixteen-year-old Jamie feels isolated by the poverty of his surroundings, his lack of a father figure, and his mother's preoccupation with his younger, more demanding brothers. So when he falls in with the charismatic and much older John, he is slowly drawn into John's world of homophobia, violence, and murder.

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