Stanley Hawes Award
2018 Stanley Hawes Award
Nominations have now closed for the 2018 STANLEY HAWES AWARD for contribution to documentary in Australia.
The $5,000 Stanley Hawes Award is presented annually at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian documentary sector.
Nominees can come from all facets of the industry and can be a producer, director, broadcaster, distributor, educator, editor, archivist, cinematographer, sound recordist, or other craftsperson or technical specialist.
The Award was established in 1997 to honour documentary producer and director Stanley Hawes – Producer-in-Chief of the Australian National Film Board and Commonwealth Film Unit from 1946-1969 – and recognises the significant support he gave independent filmmakers in the documentary sector.
The winner of the 2018 Stanley Hawes Award will be announced on the opening day of AIDC 2018, Sunday 4 March 2018.
See below for further information about past winners, nominee selection criteria, and the award voting process.
2017 - Brian Beaton (posthumous)
2016 - Sonya Pemberton
2015 - Pauline Clague
2014 - Chris Hilton
2013 - Documentary Australia Foundation
2012 - Julia Overton
2011 - Rachel Perkins
2010 - Tom Zubrycki
2009 - Bob Connolly
2008 - David Bradbury
2007 - Michael Gissing
2006 - John Hughes
2005 - CAAMA
2004 - Robin Hughes
2003 - Steward Young
2001 - Pat Fiske
1999 - John Heyer
- Nominees must be nominated by a current AIDC member.
- Nominees may be a producer, director, editor, cinematographer, sound recordist, presenter, facilitator, educator, broadcaster, distributor, commissioning editor or any profession deemed significant within the non-fiction screen sector.
- Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian documentary, factual and / or unscripted screen sector for at least 10 years.
- The award recognizes entrepreneurship and vision as reflected by the nominee's body of work or their contribution to the screen sector.
- Nominees must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Nomination / Voting Process
- Nominations are emailed in the form of a written statement (200 words max) to email@example.com.
- The 2018 deadline for nominations is 6 December 2017.
- These nominations are reviewed by the AIDC board and put to a secret ballot. The votes are then tallied on a preferential voting system.
- The winner is advised within enough time so that they can prepare travel arrangements to the next AIDC event.
- The winner is invited to present a keynote address to all delegates at the AIDC event.
- The winner is awarded $5,000 and a trophy at the AIDC event.