Inaugural Capricornia Film Awards, 2016

Awards & Winners' List

TVC / CORPORATE PRODUCTION
MUSIC VIDEO
SHORT DOCUMENTARY
SHORT FICTION FILM
DOCUMENTARY
ANIMATION
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
WEB PRODUCTION
TV PRODUCTION
ACTOR
FEATURE
SPECIAL AWARDS
TVC / CORPORATE PRODUCTION
Finalists

Ninti Media, 2015 Darwin Festival Highlights

Global Headquarters, 2016 Tiwi Island Grand Final

Global Headquarters, Living Water Smart WHY Campaign

 

Winner
Global Headquarters, 2016 Tiwi Island Grand Final

This production is a digital snapshot of the 2016 Tiwi Islands Grand Final – a unique cultural event that occurs annually in the Northern Territory. It’s part of an ongoing series of videos for Tourism NT to showcase the wonderful and unique events that occur across the Territory, and the communities that make them happen.

MUSIC VIDEO
Finalists

Desert Pea Media, "New Future - Reaching High" ,The Lurra Collective.

The Wild Above, "Salt", Resin Moon.

Dan Hartney, , "Not Like Them", Serina Pech.

Winner
Dan Hartney, , "Not Like Them", Serina Pech.

 

Serina Pech is a singer songwriter from Katherine, NT. She is a raw and honest lyricist who wraps her songs into a catchy bubble of gorgeous quirkiness. Dan Hartney is a Darwin-based animator who has worked in the visual media industry for nearly 20 years, 10 of which was spent freelancing in Melbourne.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Finalists

Emma Masters (director), Fire with Fire.

Chris Fitzpatrick (director), Arli.

Blue Bottle Films, Saltwater Secrets.

Winner
Chris Fitzpatrick (director), Arli.

Arlun, a young Arrernte man from Alice Springs, tells of his struggle with substance abuse. The audience is introduced to him writing rap songs in rehab where he is recovering from addiction. The film follows his journey after his release from rehab, to see how he is coping back in the community with the risk of temptation.

SHORT FICTION FILM
Finalists

Tully Hemsley (director), Pressure.

Nathaniel Kelly (director), After Tracy.

Dylan River (Director), Nulla Nulla.

Winner
Dylan River (Director), Nulla Nulla.

 

Guidebook in hand, an eager, newly graduated white policeman has his first taste of policing in a remote Aboriginal community. His good intentions expose his naivety, as his seasoned partner encourages him to break up a physical row between two elderly women. A light comedy with a hint of Western.

DOCUMENTARY
Finalists

Danielle Maclean (director), Blown Away.

Media Mob & Barkly Regional Arts - CAAMA Productions, A Place called Walapunpa.

Leah Purcell (director), Who we are.

Winner
Danielle Maclean (director), Blown Away.

 

Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia's history, virtually wiping the city of Darwin from the map. 40 years later, previously untold stories reveal compelling new perspectives on the devastating storm, the controversial mass evacuation and the troubled reconstruction, investigating the socio-political effects on Darwin and its residents.

ANIMATION
Finalists

Huni Bolliger (Animator), Blown Away.

Dan Hartney (director), "Not like Them", Serina Pech.

Italk Studios, "Be Crocwise", NT Parks and Wildlife Campaign.

Winner
Dan Hartney (director), "Not like Them", Serina Pech.

 

Serina Pech is a singer songwriter from Katherine, NT. She is a raw and honest lyricist who wraps her songs into a catchy bubble of gorgeous quirkiness. Dan Hartney is a Darwin-based animator who has worked in the visual media industry for nearly 20 years, 10 of which were spent freelancing in Melbourne.

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Finalists

Dylan River, Finke 40th Anniversary.

Dylan River, Doors.

Michael Fletcher & Darren McCagh, Fishing the Wild: North East Arnhem Land - Farmhouse Films.

Winner
Michael Fletcher & Darren McCagh, Fishing the Wild: North East Arnhem Land - Farmhouse Films.

Territory-based Run for the Hills Productions have collaborated with Farmhouse Films on television production Fishing the Wild, to develop a shooting style that creates a sense of immersion for the viewer. Michael and Darren have an ability to unearth the emotion of a landscape, and to capture moments of honest interaction between their on screen subjects.

WEB PRODUCTION
Finalists

Yarn, Stingray Sisters.

Rebel Films, Black As.

Winner
Yarn, Stingray Sisters.

Stingray Sisters is a dramatic real-life series set in Maningrida, NT. This eye-opening series gives audiences unparalleled access to life in a remote Indigenous community, through the lens of three contemporary sisters. Noni, Alice and Grace are navigating their twenties while moving, as they always have, between two cultures and two homes.

TV PRODUCTION
Finalists

National Geographic Channels International, Outback Wrangler - Season 2..

Brindle Films & Princess Pictures, 8MMM Aboriginal Radio.

Run for the Hills Productions, Fishing the Wild: North East Arnhem Land.

Winner
Brindle Films & Princess Pictures, 8MMM Aboriginal Radio.

A black comedy making all the white noises, 8MMM Aboriginal Radio is the proud voice of blackfellas. Trouble is, like most Indigenous organisations, it’s run by whitefellas. The 3Ms of Central Australia – the missionaries, mercenaries and misfits – are alive and kicking at 8MMM.

ACTOR
Finalists

Miranda Tapsell, Words with Gods.

Shari Sebbens, 8MMM Aboriginal Radio (Jessie).

Rob Collins, Cleverman (Waruu West).

Winner
Miranda Tapsell, Words with Gods.

 

In Words with Gods, Miranda plays the role of a young pregnant woman, who leaves modern society behind to return to country to give birth. “It was like she was reconnecting with her ancestors and found solitude in the bush.” Born in Darwin and a proud Larrakia woman, Miranda studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art where she graduated in 2008.

FEATURE
Finalists

Molly Reynolds (director), Another Country.

Robert Nugent (director), Night Parrot Stories.

Jeremy Sims (director), Last Cab to Darwin.

Winner
Jeremy Sims (director), Last Cab to Darwin.

 

Michael Caton is Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver who, when told he doesn't have long to live, sets out on an epic drive to Darwin to die on his own terms. Along the way he discovers that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you have to share it.

SPECIAL AWARDS
Youth Award

SPONSORED BY CORRUGATED IRON YOUTH ARTS
The Youth Award is presented to an emerging filmmaker that has demonstrated promise and skill with their work in an attempt to foster their growth, thus encouraging them to pursue their craft.

Recipient: Tully Hemsley, Pressure.
Indigenous Award

SPONSORED BY TOP END ABORIGINAL BUSH BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION
Presented to a team or individual within the film industry, that have demonstrated cultural sensitivity and respectfully communicated a story, based on or directly related to the Northern Territory’s Aboriginal people.

Recipients: Rebel Films, Black As, AND Molly Reynolds, Another Country.
Bob Plasto Award

PRESENTED BY SCREEN TERRITORY
The Bob Plasto Screen Award honours the achievements of a Territorian who has made an outstanding contribution to the screen

Recipient: Trisha Morton-Thomas.
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