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Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
Subcategory of New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards
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History

Called the Scriptwriting Award in 2012, and the Betty Roland Prize (Scriptwriting) in 2013.

Notes

  • Awarded to the screenplay of a feature-length film or documentary, the script of a radio play or documentary, or the script of a work (fiction or non-fiction) especially made for television.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner form y separately published work icon Freeman Laurence Billiet , ( dir. Laurence Billiet et. al. )agent Australia : General Strike Matchbox Pictures , 2020 20130131 2020 single work film/TV

'A nation came together around Indigenous athlete Cathy Freeman who delivered when it mattered on the greatest stage on earth at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. 20 years on, this documentary sheds light on one of Australia's proudest moments.' (Production summary)

Year: 2020

joint winner form y separately published work icon The Cry [Episode 2] Jacquelin Perske , ( dir. Glendyn Ivin ) United Kingdom (UK) Australia : Synchronicity Films , 2018 18090429 2018 single work film/TV
joint winner form y separately published work icon Missing Kylie Boltin , Australia : SBS , 2019 18892000 2019 single work film/TV An interactive online documentary about the abduction, in 1966, of Wendy Jane Pfeiffer from Mylor in the Adelaide Hills, and her discovery by two Pitjantjatjara trackers.

Year: 2019

winner form y separately published work icon Jirga Benjamin Gilmour , ( dir. Benjamin Gilmour ) Australia : Felix Media Pty Ltd , 2018 14350660 2018 single work film/TV

'A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system – the Jirga.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Year: 2018

joint winner form y separately published work icon Birthday Jane Campion , Gerard Lee , ( dir. Ariel Kleiman ) Australia : See Saw Films , 2017 13391721 2017 single work film/TV

With the documentary 'Deep Blue: The Real Story', written by Amanda Blue and Jacob Hickey.

Year: 2017

joint winner form y separately published work icon The Code [Series Two, Episode Four] Shelley Birse , ( dir. Shawn Seet ) Australia : Playmaker Media ABC Television , 2016 11075067 2016 single work film/TV
joint winner form y separately published work icon Down Under Abe Forsythe , ( dir. Abe Forsythe ) Australia : Emu Creek Pictures Wild Eddie , 2015 8370771 2015 single work film/TV

'On the 11th of December 2005, a frenzied mob of 5000 White Australians fueled by alcohol and stupidity violently attacked anyone of Middle-Eastern appearance that dared to enter the beach-side suburb of Cronulla.' (Production summary)

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