Film Australia announced today February 2nd as the deadline for nominations for the next recipient of the prestigious Stanley Hawes Award.
The Film Australia Stanley Hawes Award is for outstanding contribution to the Australian documentary sector, recognising those that have either worked beyond the call of duty, had a significant impact on the sector or the craft, or have been a generous supporter of documentary filmmakers.
The $5,000 award is offered every year by Film Australia and is open to both individuals and organisations.
It may be an exhibitor, distributor, teacher, lawyer, accountant, producer, director, editor, sound recordist, technician or any other member of the community without whom the Australian documentary sector would not be the same.
The award honours legendary Australian documentary producer and director Stanley Hawes, who was from 1946 to 1969 the first Producer-in-Chief of the Australian National Film Board, now known as Film Australia.
The award recipient will be selected by a committee convened by Film Australia on consideration of suggestions from the production community and will be awarded at the AIDC conference next month.
Last years winner was independent filmmaker John Hughes.
Nominations (in form of one-page statement) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 February 2007. For more information email Judith Bowtell, Manager Strategy and Policy at Film Australia email@example.com or telephone 02 9413 8619.
Film Australia is one of the nation’s leading producers of television documentaries and educational programs. An Australian Government-owned company, Film Australia’s mission is to create an audio-visual record of Australian life