11 December 2018
Congratulations are in order with Victorian screen practitioners and locally-made productions winning big at the 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.
Actors Samara Weaving, Madeleine Madden, Natalie Dormer and Lily Sullivan from Picnic at Hanging Rock
Announced last week, Victorian talent and Film Victoria-supported projects were recognised through awards across multiple categories, including sound, costume and production design.
Six-part drama series Picnic at Hanging Rock won three awards in the Television category, taking out Best Costume Design (Episode 1, Edie Kurzer), Best Production Design (Episode 1, Jo Ford) and Best Cinematography (Episode 1, Gary Phillips). Picnic at Hanging Rock was supported through Film Victoria’s Production Incentive Attraction Fund and produced by FremantleMedia for Foxtel.
Gritty drama series Romper Stomper took out the award for Best Sound in Television (Episode 3: Poetry, Greg Burgmann, Frank Lipson and Andrew McGrath) while Every Cloud Productions (Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox, Belinda Mravicic and Billie Pleffer) won the award for Best Online or Video Series for teen drama Deadlock.
In the Documentary category, director Paul Damien Williams and producer Shannon Swan scored their first AACTA Award when Gurrumul took out Best Feature Length Documentary.
These projects were all supported through Film Victoria’s Assigned Production Investment program.
Victorian director Bruce Permezel won the award for Best Direction in Non-Fiction Television for his work on Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader, Best Short Film went to All These Creatures, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering took home the award for Best Entertainment Program and Best Sports Presentation award went to Finals Footy on Fox: Richmond V Collingwood.