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Best Telefeature or Mini Series
or Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series
Subcategory of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards
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Award name change to Best Telefeature or Mini Series for the 3rd Awards in 2013.


  • 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 Fires The Fires Belinda Chayko , Jacquelin Perske , Mirrah Foulkes , Steven McGregor , Anya Beyersdorf , Australia : Tony Ayres Productions , 2021 20851564 2021 series - publisher film/TV

'The Tony Ayres Productions (TAP) series is planned as a serialised anthology, inspired by the stories of the people who survived the catastrophe and continue to endure its aftermath.

'Each episode will be based around character studies of ordinary people caught in the unimaginable and the impossible choices they were forced to make. These will include volunteer firefighters; families who lost homes, livelihoods and loved ones; people who had to make agonising decisions about whether to stay or flee; and others who found themselves responsible for the lives of friends and strangers.'

Source: Inside Film ( (Sighted: 3/12/2020)

Year: 2020

winner form y separately published work icon Stateless Elise McCredie , Belinda Chayko , ( dir. Emma Freeman et. al. )agent Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Matchbox Pictures , 2020 16563781 2020 series - publisher film/TV

Inside Film describes the series as 'a six-part drama about four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert'.

Source: (Sighted: 17/05/2019).

Year: 2019

winner form y separately published work icon Lambs of God Sarah Lambert , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : Lingo Pictures Foxtel , 2019 14170207 2019 series - publisher film/TV

Three nuns, each a generation apart, live an isolated life in a dilapidated convent, forgotten by the church and society -- until a priest stumbles across them and, in trying to sell their land, disturbs their lives, existence, and beliefs.

Year: 2015

winner form y separately published work icon Peter Allen : Not the Boy Next Door Michael Miller , Justin Monjo , ( dir. Shawn Seet ) Australia : Shine Australia Seven Network , 2015 8283825 2015 series - publisher film/TV

'A story about a boy from the bush whose talent, determination and drive made him Hollywood royalty and an international household name. Peter Allen’s life was fast and furious, he left an indelible mark and Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – aims to do the same.' (Production summary)

Year: 2014

winner form y separately published work icon Devil's Playground Blake Ayshford , Alice Addison , Cate Shortland , Tommy Murphy , ( dir. Rachel Ward et. al. )agent Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2014 Z1912252 2014 series - publisher film/TV '1988. Thirty-five years after Fred Schepisi's film The Devil's Playground, Tom Allen, now a psychiatrist, becomes a secular confessor to the Catholic clergy, and is soon embroiled in political and theological intrigue.' (Source: Screen Australia)