2012 Awards

WRITING AWARDS

Key industry figures externally judged the writing awards – Alan Finney (Chair of the AFI and the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), Richard Sowada (Head of Film Programs at Australian Centre for the Moving Image ), Deb Verhoeven (Professor, School of Communication & Creative Arts, Deakin University).

THE IVAN HUTCHINSON AWARD FOR BEST LONG-FORM WRITING

Winner:   Rebecca Harkins-Cross – Who’s Afraid of the Working Class?  We Are

AWARD FOR WRITING NON AUSTRALIAN FILM

Winner:   Jake Wilson –Islands and Ghosts: Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer

AWARD FOR A REVIEW OF AN INDIVIDUAL AUSTRALIAN FILM

Winner:   Alice Tynan – Griff the Invisible 

AWARD FOR A REVIEW OF AN INDIVIDUAL NON-AUSTRALIAN FILM

Winner:   Josh Nelson – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 

FILM AWARDS

BEST FILM

WINNER: Snowtown

BEST DIRECTOR

WINNER: Justin Kurzel for Snowtown

BEST ACTOR

WINNER: Daniel Henshall for Snowtown

BEST ACTRESS

WINNER: Emily Watson for Oranges & Sunshine

BEST SCREENPLAY

WINNER: Shaun Grant for Snowtown

BEST DOCUMENTARY

WINNER: Senna

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES (IN ENGLISH)

WINNER: The Tree of Life

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FOREIGN LANGUAGE

WINNER: Incendies