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 - $5,000 Cash Prize courtesy of Norths Collective
    - 10 x places in one term of TAFTA Teens Film & T.V. classes
    - 4x 1hr Create Your Own Content session with Ryde Entertainment
    - Online Meetings with US Judges

    Most Online Votes

  • Winner - $3,000 Harvey Norman voucher
    - Create Your Own Content Course Online Courtesy of AAFTA
    6 selected students will take part in a 6 weeks ONLINE COURSE (Can be taken after school or during school time). Guest Speakers including Director Tony Gardiner and Mentoring from AAFTA team

    Diversity Pictures & AAFTA Online Mentorship Best Teen Actor in School Short Film

  • Winner - Empowering The Artist - Online Mentorship Program (2 Free Terms of online classes)
    - 4x 1hr Private Coaching Sessions with David Zimmerman at Meet The Biz
    - Mentorship with Andy McPhee (4 sessions - an hour per session) http://andymcphee.info
    - 2 x 1hr hr career development session with director of Diversity Pictures and AAFTA Jessica Orcsik
    - Online Meetings with US Judges
    - Online Meetings with Gail Williamson at KMR Talent

    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 - - $5,000 cash prize
    - 4x 1hr Career development sessions with director of Diversity Pictures and AAFTA Jessica Orcsik
    - Online Meetings with US Judges Deborah Calla, Director Rod Hardy, Casting Director Rick Millikan, Director Ben Lewin & Producer Judi Levine
    - One Year Masterclass Membership (1 year)
    - Film Independent Membership (1 year)

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - $5,000 cash prize courtesy of EPAS

    Most Online Votes - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - $5000 cash prize courtesy of Club York

    Judges Choice - Best Director

  • Winner - Directing Mentorship with Tony Gardiner (4 sessions - an hour per session)
    - Storytelling online Masterclass with Tony Gardiner

    Judges Choice - Best Screen Writer

  • Winner - Screenwriting Mentorship with Ally Burnham (4 sessions - an hour per session) Writer of 'UNSOUND' Australia's First Leading Disability Feature Film
    - Copy of 'The Coffee Break Screenwriter' and 'The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks the Rules' from ONTHEPAGE.TV with Pilar Alessandra
    - Four-week online course of their choice from ONTHEPAGE.TV with Pilar Alessandra
    - 12 months' free Associate membership to the Australian Writers' Guild and inclusion in the Pathways diversity cohort, allowing them to access multiple opportunities.

    Diversity Pictures & AAFTA Online Mentorship Best Actor in Short Film

  • Winner- Empowering The Artist - Online Mentorship for creatives
    - 4x 1hr Career development sessions with director of Diversity Pictures and AAFTA Jessica Orcsik
    - 4 x 1hr Private Coaching Sessions with David Zimmerman at Meet The Biz
    - Online Meetings with US Judges Director Rod Hardy, Casting Director Rick Millikan, Director Ben Lewin & Producer Judi Levine
    - Online Meetings with Gail Williamson at KMR Talent

    Screen Producers Australia Award - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - SPA will provide access to the SCREEN FOREVER, a combined live and virtual conference, in February on the Gold Coast with details forthcoming. 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!

    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 Courtesy of EY

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - $5,000 AUD Courtesy of EY

    Most International Online Votes

  • Winner - $2,500 AUD Courtesy of EY


    #Please note Prize pool subject to change following Covid-19 restrictions