AACTA Award for Best Direction in a Documentary

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Best Direction in a Documentary
AACTA Award
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded 1998
Currently held by Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond, Mrs Carey’s Concert (2011)
Official website http://www.aacta.org

The AACTA Award for Best Direction in a Documentary, is a documentary award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) to the director of an Australian documentary film or television series.[1] Prior to the establishment of the Academy in 2011, the award was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (more commonly known as the AFI Awards) from 1998–2010.[2] The award is presented at the AACTA Awards Luncheon, a black tie event which celebrates achievements in film production, television, documentaries and short films.[3][4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, winners are listed first, in boldface and highlighted in gold; those listed below the winner that are not in boldface or highlighted are the nominees.[5]

  Winner

AFI Awards (1998-2010)[edit]

Year Nominees(s) Film
1998
(40th)
David Goldie The Big House
1998
(40th)
Christopher Tuckfield A Breath
1998
(40th)
John Hughes After Mabo
1998
(40th)
Peter Butt The Liners (for episode 3: "The Great Dual")
1999
(41st)
Maciej Wszelaki Original Schtick
1999
(41st)
Maree Delofski A Calcutta Christmas
1999
(41st)
Curtis Levy Hephzibah
1999
(41st)
Tony Ayres Sadness
2000
(42nd)
Tom Zubrycki The Diplomat
2000
(42nd)
Terry Carlyon A Death in the Family
2000
(42nd)
Amiel Courtin-Wilson Chasing Buddha
2000
(42nd)
Wain Fimeri Pozieres
2001
(43rd)
Dennis O'Rourke Cunnamulla
2001
(43rd)
Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson Facing the Music
2001
(43rd)
Vanessa Gorman Losing Layla
2001
(43rd)
Andrew Wiseman Wonderboy
2002
(44th)
Sherine Salama A Wedding in Ramallah
2002
(44th)
Luigi Acquisto East Timor - Birth of a Nation: Rosa's Story
2002
(44th)
Michael Rubbo Much Ado About Something
2002
(44th)
Dennis K. Smith Rainbow Bird & Monster Man
2003
(45th)
Sascha Ettinger-Epstein Painting With Light in a Dark World
2003
(45th)
Wain Fimeri Love Letters From a War
2003
(45th)
Peter Butt Silent Storm
2003
(45th)
Scott Milwood Wildness
2004
(46th)
Anna Broinowski Helen's War: Portrait of a Dissident
2004
(46th)
Faramarz K. Rahber Fahimeh’s Story
2004
(46th)
Cathy Henkel The Man Who Stole My Mother's Face''
2004
(46th)
Bentley Dean and Curtis Levy The President Versus David Hicks
2005
(47th)
Janet Merewether Jabe Babe – A Heightened Life
2005
(47th)
Kathy Drayton Girl in a Mirror
2005
(47th)
John Moore Abortion, Corruption and Cops - The Bertram Wainer Story
2005
(47th)
Klaus Toft Killers in Eden
2006
(48th)
David Bradbury Raul The Terrible
2006
(48th)
Alec Morgan Hunt Angels
2006
(48th)
Gillian Armstrong Unfolding Florence - The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst
2006
(48th)
Polly Watkins Vietnam Nurses
2007
(49th)
Claude Gonzalez Global Haywire
2007
(49th)
Sally Regan and Anna Broinowski Forbidden Lie$
2007
(49th)
Richard Smith Crude
2007
(49th)
Philippa Campey Words From the City
2008
(50th)
Ian Darling and Sascha Ettinger-Epstein The Oasis
2008
(50th)
Melissa Maclean and Luke Walker Beyond Our Ken
2008
(50th)
Fiona Cochrane Rachel: A Perfect Life
2008
(50th)
Randall Wood Rare Chicken Rescue
2009
(51st)
Michael Davie The Choir
2009
(51st)
Amiel Courtin-Wilson Bastardy
2009
(51st)
Rachel Perkins First Australians (for episode 4: "There Is No Other Law")
2009
(51st)
Shalom Almond The Love Market
2010
(52nd)
Jacob Hickey Inside the Firestorm
2010
(52nd)
Amanda Chang A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes in Australia
2010
(52nd)
Martin Butler and Bentley Dean Contact
2010
(52nd)
Charlie Hill-Smith Strange Birds in Paradise - A West Papuan Story

AACTA Awards (2012-present)[edit]

Year Nominees(s) Film
2011
(1st)
Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond Mrs Carey’s Concert
2011
(1st)
Bryan Mason and Sophie Hyde Life in Movement
2011
(1st)
Matthew Bate Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
2011
(1st)
Tony Krawitz The Tall Man

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rule Six –Special Conditions for Documentary". 2011 AFI Awards Rule Book. Australian Film Institute (AFI). Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Australian Film Institute – Non-Feature Award Winners 1958–2010". Australian Film Institute (AFI). 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "AACTA – Awards Presented". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "AACTA – The Awards – Dates". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "AACTA – Winners & Nominees". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 17 November 2011. 

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