Prizes and Categories (2016)
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL SECTION - Entries close June 30, 2016
Judges Choice - Best School DocumentaryWinner - SMEG Appliance Package value at $12,000
Runner up - SMEG Appliance Package value at $4,000
Judges Choice - Best School Short FilmWinner - $10,000
Runner up - $5,000 courtesy of NAB
School Most Online VotesWinner - Rebel Equipment package $10,000 courtesy of Rebel
Runner Up - Rebel Equipment Package $5,000 courtesy of Rebel
AUSTRALIAN OPEN ENTRANT SECTION - Entries close June 30, 2016
Judges Choice - Best Open Entrant Short FilmWinner - 2 Return economy airfares to Los Angeles courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, accommodation at Oakwood Apartments, tickets to Australians in Film Gala Dinner and meeting with international industry experts. Film classes at TAFTA, and experience shooting in the USA. Tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood * Prize subject to VISA approval
Runner Up - $5000 Voucher from Harvey Norman
Judges Choice - Best Open Entrant DocumentaryWinner - $10,000 (Sponsor - ClubsNSW)
Runner Up - $5000 (Sponsor - ClubsNSW)
Most Online Votes - (Can be either an Australian Open Entrant Short Film or Australian Open Entrant Documentary)Winner - $7,500 (Sponsor Ernst & Young)
Runner up - $2,500 (Sponsor Ernst & Young)
Best Australian Actor with a DisabilityWinner - 2x return economy airfare Sydney/LAX/Sydney, 3 nights accommodation in Anaheim, 2 x 1 day Disney passes. Also train for 6 weeks in the 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, 2016Winner - Brand New 2016 Kia Cerato courtesy of Noble Kia and Kia Australia
*The NOVA Employment team select their favourite entry in the 2016 festival that best suits the Focus on Ability theme. All Australian submissions are eligible.
INTERNATIONAL SECTION - Entries close June 30, 2016.
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 7th September, 2016 courtesy of DIVA Enterprises, 2 weeks accommodation at Rydges Sydney Central. Meetings with our esteemed judges, guided tour of AFTRS and meetings with distinguished staff and $1500 spending money. * Prize subject to VISA approval
Silkari Hotels Best International Actor in a Short Film with a Disability Winner - 2 Return economy flights to Sydney for the winner and a carer or partner, including 21 nights of accommodation twin share, plus a 3 week scholarship at TAFTA. Courtesy of Silkari Hotels & TAFTA.
Most International Online VotesWinner - 1 ticket to Australia to attend the Red Carpet Awards night on the 7th September, 2016 and 1 weeks accommodation at Rydges.
* Prize subject to VISA approval