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  • Inaugurated in 2011 and first presented in 2012 (for the 2011 award year).

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner form y separately published work icon The Newsreader Michael Lucas , Jonathan Gavin , Niki Aken , Kim Ho , ( dir. Emma Freeman ) Australia : Werner Film Productions , 2021 20851611 2021 series - publisher film/TV

The series 'follows the unlikely bond between a young TV reporter and a "difficult" female newsreader'.

Source: Inside Film (https://www.if.com.au/joanna-werner-michael-lucas-find-drama-in-a-tv-newsroom/) (Sighted: 3/12/2020)

Year: 2020

winner form y separately published work icon Mystery Road Michaeley O'Brien , Steven McGregor , Kodie Bedford , Jon Bell , Timothy Lee , Blake Ayshford , Danielle Maclean , ( dir. Rachel Perkins et. al. )agent Australia : Bunya Productions Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2018-2020 11467193 2018 series - publisher film/TV detective

Series one:

'Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker. Working with local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.'

Source: Screen Australia (https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sa/media-centre/news/2017/07-12-mystery-road-series). (Sighted: 13/07/2017)


Series two:

'A headless corpse is found floating by the shore in a remote outback town. As if this weren’t mysterious enough, Detective Swan and his colleague Fran have to contend with protests against the excavation of an Indigenous site. And then another body turns up.'

Source: Berlinale program (Sighted: 13/02/2020)

Year: 2019

winner form y separately published work icon Total Control Black B*tch Stuart Page , Kim Wilson , Rachel Perkins , Pip Karmel , Angela Betzien , Larissa Behrendt , Nakkiah Lui , ( dir. Rachel Perkins et. al. )agent Australia : Blackfella Films Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2019-2021 15284926 2019 series - publisher film/TV

'An unlikely national hero, Alex is catapulted into government in a cynical power play. Used, abandoned and underestimated, now she's on a path that will send the political establishment into meltdown.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Year: 2018

winner form y separately published work icon Mystery Road Michaeley O'Brien , Steven McGregor , Kodie Bedford , Jon Bell , Timothy Lee , Blake Ayshford , Danielle Maclean , ( dir. Rachel Perkins et. al. )agent Australia : Bunya Productions Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2018-2020 11467193 2018 series - publisher film/TV detective

Series one:

'Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker. Working with local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.'

Source: Screen Australia (https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sa/media-centre/news/2017/07-12-mystery-road-series). (Sighted: 13/07/2017)


Series two:

'A headless corpse is found floating by the shore in a remote outback town. As if this weren’t mysterious enough, Detective Swan and his colleague Fran have to contend with protests against the excavation of an Indigenous site. And then another body turns up.'

Source: Berlinale program (Sighted: 13/02/2020)

Year: 2015

winner form y separately published work icon Glitch Louise Fox , Kris Mrksa , Giula Sandler , Pete McTighe , ( dir. Emma Freeman ) Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2015-2019 8308194 2015 series - publisher film/TV science fiction

A small Australian town faces the return of the beloved dead – some recently deceased, and some long gone.

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