AACTA Award for Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series

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The Australian Film Institute Award for Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series is an award that has been handed out to producers annually since 1986 by the Australian Film Institute. The Award was originally presented in two separate categories for Best Telefeature and Best Mini Series but in 1990 both categories were merged to form Best Television Mini Series or Telefeature. By 2008 the award name was changed again with the addition of Short Run Series to the title.[1]

Best Mini Series[edit]

Year Winner Recipient(s) Network Other nominees
1986 The Dunera Boys Bob Weis Network Ten ?
1987 The Great Bookie Robbery Ian Bradley Network Ten
1988 The True Believers Sandra Levy & Matt Carroll ABC TV
1989 Edens Lost Margaret Fink ABC TV

Best Telefeature[edit]

Year Winner Recipient(s) Network Other nominees
1986 The Perfectionist Pat Lovell Network Ten ?
1987 Two Friends Jan Chapman ABC TV
1988 A Matter of Convenience Noel Price ABC TV
1989 Police State Rod Allan Southern Star Sullivan/ABC TV

Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series[edit]

Year Winner Recipient(s) Network Other nominees[2]
1990 Come In Spinner Jan Chapman ABC TV
1991 The Paper Man Sue Masters
Greg Ricketson
1992 Brides of Christ Sue Masters
1993 The Leaving of Liverpool Steve Knapman
1994 Under the Skin: The Long Ride Franco di Chiera[3] SBS
1995 Halifax f.p.: The Feeding Roger Le Mesurier
Roger Simpson
  • Cody - 'A Family Affair' (Seven Network) Sandra Levy, John Edwards
  • Halifax f.p. - 'Hard Corps' (Nine Network) Roger Le Mesurier, Roger Simpson
  • Halifax f.p. - 'Lies of the Mind' (Nine Network) Roger Le Mesurier, Roger Simpson
1996 Blue Murder Rod Allan ABC TV
  • Halifax f.p. - 'Cradle and All' (Nine Network) Roger Simpson, Roger Le Mesurier
  • Naked - Episode 'The Fisherman's Wake' (ABC) Jan Chapman
  • State Coroner (Network Ten) David Taft, John Kearney
1997 Good Guys, Bad Guys Roger Le Mesurier
Roger Simpson
Ros Tatarka
Nine Network
  • Kangaroo Palace — (Seven Network) Ewan Burnett
  • Simone De Beauvoir's Babies (ABC) Andrew Knight, Denise Patience, Deborah Cox
  • The Last of the Ryans (Nine Network) Richard Brennan
1998 Wildside Steve Knapman ABC TV
  • The Violent Earth — Jock Blair, David Rouse, Bruce Gordon
  • Halifax f.p.: Afraid of the Dark — Roger Le Mesurier, Roger Simpson, Terry Jennings
  • Never Tell Me Never — David Elfick, Anne Bruning
1999 The Day of the Roses Simone North
Tony Cavanaugh
  • The Potato Factory — Anthony Buckley, Des Monaghan
  • Aftershocks — Julia Overton
  • Halifax f.p.: Swimming with Sharks — Roger Le Mesurier, Roger Simpson, Robyn Sinclair
2000 On the Beach John Edwards
Errol Sullivan
Jeff Hayes
Greg Coote
Southern Star Sullivan
2001 My Brother Jack Sue Milliken
Andrew Wiseman
Richard Keddie
  • Changi — Bill Hughes
  • Do or Die — John Edwards, Lavinia Warner
  • My Husband My Killer — David Gould, Des Monaghan, Anthony Buckley
2002 The Road from Coorain Penny Chapman
  • Halifax f.p.: Takes Two — Roger Le Mesurier, Roger Simpson, Steve Jodrell
  • Heroes' Mountain — Anthony Buckley
  • Secret Bridesmaids' Business — Lynda House
2003 After the Deluge Richard Keddie
Andrew Knight
Andrew Wiseman
2004 Marking Time John Edwards ABC TV
2005 The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Andrew Benson
Greg Haddrick
Network Ten
2006 RAN Penny Chapman SBS TV
2007 The King Jason Stephens TV1 /
Nine Network
2008 East West 101 Steve Knapman
Kris Wyld
2009 False Witness Greg Haddrick
Peter Andrikidis
2010 Hawke Richard Keddie Network Ten
2011 The Slap Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon ABC1
2012 Howzat! Kerry Packer's War John Edwards, Mimi Butler Nine Network
2013 Top of the Lake Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Jane Campion, Philippa Campbell BBC UKTV
2014 Devil's Playground Helen Bowden, Penny Chapman, and Blake Ayshford Showcase
2015 Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door Kerrie Mainwaring, Rory Callaghan Seven Network

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AFI Award Winners Feature Categories 1958-2009". Australian Film Institute. 2009. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://aacta.org/winners-nominees.aspx AACTA Award winners and nominees
  3. ^ cambridgewhoswho.com Franco di Chiera cv

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