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Victorian talent sweep up top honours this awards season

  14 Dec 2022

Corrie Chen on set of New Gold MountainDirector Corrie Chen on set of New Gold Mountain, image courtesy of Goalpost Pictures.

An abundance of talented screen industry practitioners behind several VicScreen-supported projects have scooped up top awards at the recent Australian Directors' Guild Awards and AACTA Awards

This year's Australian Directors' Guild Awards saw more women dominate the winner's list including;

  • Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Series Episode - Emma Freeman for The Newsreader, Episode 1
  • Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Mini-Series Episode - Corrie Chen for New Gold Mountain, Episode 2
  • Best Direction in a Narrative Feature Film (Budget under $1m) - Aaron Wilson for Little Tornadoes
  • The Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in a Children's TV or SVOD Drama Series Episode - Sian Davies for Surviving Summer, Episode 7
  • Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Comedy Series Episode - Sian Davies for Spreadsheet, Episode 5
  • Best Direction in a Documentary Feature - Tiriki Onus with Alec Morgan for Ablaze
  • Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Documentary Series Episode or Documentary One-Off - Rhian Skirving & John Harvey for Off Country.

This year at the AACTA Awards, VicScreen-supported projects that received awards included;

  • AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation - Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, Julian Hutchens, Joshua Simmonds, Adam Hammon (Warner Bros. Pictures) featuring the work of Victorian VFX studios Framestore and Luma Picutres for Elvis.
  • AACTA Award for Best Original Score in Television - Bryony Marks for Savage River Episode 1
  • AACTA Award for Best Editing in a Documentary - Shannon Swan for We Were Once Kids.

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.