Stanley Hawes Award

Nominations for the 2022 Stanley Hawes Award are open until 23:59 (AEDT) Sunday 16 January 2022.

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 and factual sector.

Nominees can come from anywhere in Australia and from any facet of the industry. Eligibility includes (but is not limited to) producers, directors, broadcasters, distributors, educators, editors, archivists, cinematographers, impact producers, sound recordists, and other craftspersons and technical specialists

The Stanley Hawes Award complements another six awards that are part of the 2022 AIDC Awards.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Nominations for the 2022 Stanley Hawes Award are open until 23:59 (AEDT) Sunday 16 January 2022.

In order to nominate someone for the award, nominees must fulfil the following criteria:

Be nominated by a current AIDC member. An AIDC member is anyone who attended AIDC 2021 or is registered to attend AIDC 2022.

Alternatively, you can become a member by visiting AIDC Membership and completing a membership application form, along with payment of a membership fee of $33 (GST inclusive) via direct debit. The completed application form and proof of payment must be sent to: aidc@aidc.com.au Once processed, a payment receipt and membership confirmation will be sent to you via email. (Please note that membership does not grant you access to AIDC 2022)


Be a producer, director, editor, cinematographer, sound recordist, presenter, facilitator, educator, broadcaster, distributor, commissioning editor or any profession deemed significant within the nonfiction screen sector.


Have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian documentary or factual screen sector for at least 10 years.


Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

For more information on eligibility and how to submit, download the Stanley Hawes Award Nomination Guidelines.

The award recognises entrepreneurship and vision as reflected by the nominee’s body of work or their contribution to the screen sector.

HOW TO NOMINATE

Nominations for the 2022 Stanley Hawes Award are open until 23:59 (AEDT) Sunday 16 January 2022.

Nominating someone is easy and free. Simply prepare a 200-word statement about your nominee and submit your nomination via the link below.

For more information on how to nominate, please download the Stanley Hawes Award Nomination Guidelines.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to 23:59 AEDT Sunday 16 January 2022.

NOMINATE FOR THE STANLEY HAWES AWARD

Got questions? Contact awards@aidc.com.au

JUDGING PROCESS

The award recognises entrepreneurship and vision as reflected by the nominee’s body of work or their contribution to the screen sector.

Nominations will be judged against this criteria via secret ballot by the AIDC Board, with the winner invited to present a keynote address to all delegates at AIDC. 

PAST WINNERS

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.

Since its inception, 22 recipients have be recognised for their outstanding contribution in the tradition of Stanley Hawes.

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