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Prizes and Categories (2017)

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL SECTION - Entries close June 30, 2017


Judges Choice - Best School Documentary

  • Winner - SMEG Appliance Package value at $15,000 courtesy of Smeg

    Judges Choice - Best School Short Film

  • Winner - Toshiba Package - ES347csl multifunction printer value $5,200.
    Laptop Model PT263A-0GD029 Value $1,600
    Cash Prize $3,200

    TOTAL PRIZE VALUE $10,000 courtesy of Toshiba

    School Most Online Votes

  • Winner - Rebel Equipment package $10,000 voucher courtesy of Rebel


    NOVA Employment School Choice Awards

  • 5x Winner's - Each school will receive $1,000 Rebel voucher courtesy of Rebel


    AUSTRALIAN OPEN ENTRANT SECTION - Entries close June 30, 2017


    Judges Choice - Best Open Entrant Short Film

  • Winner - Film training experience in Los Angeles courtesy of TAFTA USA including flights and accommodation

    * Prize subject to VISA approval

    Judges Choice - Best Open Entrant Documentary

  • Winner - $10,000 courtesy of ClubsNSW

    Most Online Votes - (Can be either an Australian Open Entrant Short Film or Australian Open Entrant Documentary)

  • Winner - $10,000 courtesy of Ernst & Young

    Best Australian Actor

  • Winner -2x return economy airfare to Los Angeles, Train for 6 weeks in TAFTA USA LA Experience Course (6 week acting program in the USA with top managers, casting directors, coaches and more).

    *Please note Actor must seek out own accommodation however there is an accommodation partner provided by TAFTA USA.

    NOVA EMPLOYMENT CHOICE AWARD - (Only Australian entries eligible) - Entries close June 30, 2017

  • Winner - Brand New 2017 Kia Cerato courtesy of Noble Kia and Kia Australia

    *The NOVA Employment team select their favourite entry in the 2017 festival that best suits the Focus on Ability theme. All Australian submissions are eligible.

    INTERNATIONAL SECTION - Entries close June 30, 2017.


    Judges Choice - Best International Short Film or Documentary

  • Winner - Australian Experience -2 Return Airfares to Australia to attend Focus On Ability Red Carpet Awards on the 6th September, 2017, 2 weeks accommodation at Rydges Sydney Central. Meetings with our esteemed judges, and $1500 spending money.

    * Prize subject to VISA approval

    Silkari Hotels Best International Actor

  • Winner - 2 Return economy flights to Sydney for the winner and a carer or partner, including 2 weeks accommodation twin share at Silkari Hotels in Chatswood, plus a scholarship at TAFTA. Courtesy of Silkari Hotels & TAFTA.

    Most International Online Votes

  • Winner - 1 ticket to Australia to attend the Red Carpet Awards night on the 6th September, 2017 and 1 weeks accommodation at Rydges.

    * Prize subject to VISA approval
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