Screen Australia congratulates the talented screen practitioners whose achievements were recognised at the 6th AACTA Awards ceremonyin Sydney.
“Screen Australia would like to offer our congratulations not only to this year’s AACTA Award recipients but to all nominees for their outstanding contributions to the Australian screen sector. Special mention must go to the team behind Hacksaw Ridge for their remarkable strike rate of nine awards, and the makers of The Daughter who picked up three awards. These wins demonstrate the diversity of scale, story and film product Australia can produce,” said Screen Australia CEO, Graeme Mason.
“We know it’s been a boom year for Australian television and that we’re making more premium content than ever, so I’m thrilled to see The Kettering Incident and Molly being so highly awarded. I’m particularly proud of the documentaries and short films which are often the unsung heroes, and I wish the filmmakers of Hanson: Please Explain, Highly Strung, Monsieur Mayonnaise, Dream Baby and Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ a hearty congratulations.”
“As our recent milestone study Screen Currency confirmed, Australians want to see their own stories on screen and the economic and cultural contribution of our screen sector should be a source of pride for the whole industry.”
Screen Australia provides direct development and production funding, as well as financial support for marketing and advertising. The agency also administers the Producer Offset, which has been utilised by many titles including Hacksaw Ridge, and the Co-production Program, which facilitates internationally co-produced titles such as Beat Bugs (recipient of the AACTA Award for Best Children’s Television Series).