Prizes and Categories (2020)


AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL SECTION

Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - Toshiba Package worth $7,000

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner - $10,000 Cash Prize and also 10 x places in one term of TAFTA Teens Film & T.V. classes.

    Most Online Votes

  • Winner - $3,000 Harvey Norman voucher and (more to TBC)

    Best Actor in a School Short Film

  • Winner -TBC

    Changing Minds Mental Health & Wellbeing Award (NZ Schools Only)

  • Winner -$2,000(NZD) Courtesy of Changing Minds

    *Awarded to the 2020 NZ school entry that the team at Changing Minds feels best challenges conventional thinking around mental health

    NOVA Employment School Choice Awards

  • 5x Winner's - $1000 Cash

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN SECTION

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner - TBC (Minimum value of $10,000)

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - $10,000 cash prize

    Most Online Votes - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - $5000 cash prize courtesy of Club York

    Best Director - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - TBC

    Best Screenplay - (Short Film)

  • Winner - TBC

    Screen Producers Australia Award - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - Full Gold Pass (all sessions, social events, SPA Awards & Gala Party) for SCREEN FOREVER. With a complimentary membership included, the prize package is valued up to $5,000. You will have access to the pitching and meeting streams plus SPA is delighted to design an itinerary especially for the winner including all the cool, big name sessions but also recommending business development and education forums to really develop producing skills. SPA also will include winners in the training forum before the official opening so that you can get some skills on talking to the industry and some tips on pitching ideas!

    Best Australian Actor

  • Winner -TBC

    NOVA EMPLOYMENT CHOICE AWARD - (Australian entries)

  • Winner - Brand New 2020 Kia Cerato courtesy of Noble Kia and Kia Australia

    *The NOVA Employment team select their favourite entry in the 2020 festival that best suits the Focus on Ability theme. All Australian submissions are eligible.

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    INTERNATIONAL SECTION

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner -$5,000 AUD

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - $5,000 AUD

    Most International Online Votes

  • Winner - $5,000 AUD