Awards and Recognition

FILM AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2006
CAPITALIST DRIVE
New Zealand International Documentary Film Festival
Nominated AWGIE, Best Broadcast Television, 2005
JIHLAVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2004 Official Selection, Czech Republic
2003
WELCOME TO THE WAKS FAMILY
REAL LIFE FILM FESTIVAL, Melbourne
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL – Dendy Awards – Finalist
AWGIE Awards – Finalist Public Broadcast television
2002
VIVA LA DIVA – Portrait of Yvonne Kenny
BANFF Television Festival
1999
PASSPORT TO PLANET SUB – Puppet and animation about an alien trapped in a High Voltage Electricity Sub-station
Finalist – 1999 ATOM Awards (Australian Teachers of Media)
1997
AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION DOCUMENTARY FELLOWSHIP
1997
THE RAID
BRONZE APPLE awarded by the National Educational Media Network, USA.
Dendy Award Finalist, Sydney Film Festival
1996
ATOM AWARD, Australian Teachers of Media Award for Best Documentary
1995
AWGIE , Australian Writer’s Guild Award for Best Public Broadcast Documentary
MEDIA NET AWARD, International Competition judged in Munich, Germany
BILLION DOLLAR CROP
Screened ABCTV in 1994 and 1996
Special Recommendation – Environmental Film Festival, France
Featured on LANDLINE, ABC TV 1997
Broadcast internationally on television (cable and free to air) in USA, Europe, Canada
WOMEN HEAL WOMEN
1996
GOLD MOBIE for Best Training Film, International Television Association of Australia.
ATOM, Australian Teachers of Media – Best Training Film
AUSSIE RULES
1993
Finalist Atom Awards for Best Documentary
MARIA
1992
Australian Human Rights Commission Award – Best Documentary
NSW Ethnic Affairs Commission Award Sydney Film Festival
Dendy Award for Best Documentary Sydney Film Festival
AWGIE Australian Writer’s Guild – Best Public Broadcast Documentary
1991
AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION AND ABCTV DOCUMENTARY FELLOWSHIP
Awards and Film Festival Screenings prior to 1990
1989
Right Angles (Writer)
Girls and mathematics
Finalist ATOM AWARDS

1987
Witch Hunt
Feature Length Documentary Film
Sydney Film Festival
AFI Award for Best Screenplay
Golden Gate Award, San Francisco Film Festival
Special Pater Award, Brisbane

1981
Violation (Co-Producer,Co-Writer)
Training Film commissioned by
NSW Film Corporation to assist officers in dealing with victims of rape,
Finalist: Sydney Film Festival

1982
Talking Hands
18 x Twenty-Minute Interactive Instructional Videos
Australian Deaf Sign Language

1981
EORA – Unique Aboriginal School in Sydney
Television Film
1982 Cinema du Reel, Paris, International
Ethnographic Film Festival

1979
Pins & Needles
42 Mins. GENNI BATTERHAM’S struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Shown on Channel 9, Sixty Minutes
Winner: New York Rehabilitation Film Festival
2nd Prize Montreal Film Festival
Silver Boomerang Award, Melbourne Film Festival
Finalist, Greater Union Awards, Sydney Film Festival
Finalist, 1980 American Film Festival
1981 Chicago Film Festival
1981, Berlin Film Festival

1979
Child Development Film Series
Gentle Birth, Baby in Arms, First Year, Bill a Lone Parent -Writer Producer/Director, 2nd Camera
Sponsored by Tresillian, Society for Welfare of Mothers and Children
Four Short Films -Finalist: Sammy Awards
Nominated: Melbourne Film Festival 1977,1978,1979,
Nominated: Tokyo Scientific Film Festival 1978
International Scientific Film Festival, Paris 1979
Cilect IV RIFE Budapest 1977

1979
Nobody Else Can Feel it For You
Melbourne Film Festival

1979
Seen But Not Heard
Training Film
International Year of the Child
Sydney Film Festival

1977
Birth at Home
Finalist: Greater Union Award
Finalist: Melbourne Film Festival
Screened: Cannes Film Festival
London Film Festival
American Film Festival

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