Stanley Hawes Award
2019 Stanley Hawes Award
Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2019 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 2019 Stanley Hawes Award will be announced at the next AIDC, happening 3 - 6 March 2019.
See below for further information about past winners, nominee selection criteria, and the award voting process.
2018 - Curtis Levy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The 2019 deadline for nominations is Friday 7 December 2018.
- 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.