Capricornia Film Awards
Each even year, the Capricornia Film Awards recognise excellence in the screen industry of Australia’s Northern Territory.
Next submissions opening: 1 May 2020.
CAPRICORNIA 2018 Winners List
Best Animation: Jonathon Saunders — Zero-Point: Season Zero
Youth Award: Nathaniel Kelly & Thomas Midena – Body of work
Outstanding Performance: Hamilton Morris — Sweet Country
Community Award: Barkly Regional Arts — Media Campaign “Which way? Right Way”
COMMERCIAL / CORPORATE
MAGNT- Franck Gohier: A Thousand miles from Everywhere (Alex Edmondson), Marine Biodiversity Hub — Save a Sawfish (Dan Hartney), Tourism Central Australia — Visit Central Australia Adventure (Simon Manzie), Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge — Which Way? Right Way (Kathy Burns).
MAGNT- Franck Gohier: A Thousand miles from Everywhere
- Synopsis: This thirty second TVC made for the Franck Gohier’s exhibition “A Thousand miles from Everywhere” held at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, is a clever piece which captures the wild energy of its subject, while intriguing the audience into finding out the information about the event.
- Director: Alexandra Edmondson
- Producer: Kate Fennell for Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
SHORT FILM — FICTION
Sumatra (Matt Garrick), Coat of Arms (Dylan River), Graves (Levi Dobson), Lil Bois (Grant Thompson)
Coat of Arms
- Synopsis: A Japanese tourist travels through the middle of Australia, on the trip of a lifetime. As the landscape descends into the darkness of the night, he is confronted by the Australian Coat of Arms that are revealed in a different light.
- Director: Dylan River
- Producer: Rachel Clements, Trisha Morton-Thomas
SHORT FILM — DOCUMENTARY
Ŋambi (Mark Watjana Ashley), Occupation: Native (Trisha Morton-Thomas), Yarripiri’s Journey (Simon Fisher Jnr, Jason Woods), The Island (Gabrielle Brady)
- Synopsis: In this country, the Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 247-year Australian historical narrative. It’s not that the Australian story is wrong, it’s just that it’s a wee bit one sided. Getting all historical, Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas, bites back at Australian history.
- Director: Trisha Morton-Thomas
- Producer: Rachel Clements, Meredith Garlick, Trisha Morton-Thomas
Baker Boy — Cloud 9 ft KIAN, Black Rock Band — Bininj Kunborrk, Dallas Woods — 9 Times Out of 10, Marryuna — Baker Boy ft Yirrmal
Marryuna — Baker Boy ft Yirrmal
- Director: Daniel King
- Producer: Rebecca McLean, Chryss Carr
- Writer: Danzal Baker, Dion Brownfield, Yirrmal Marika
- Cast: Danzal Baker, Yirrmal Marika
WEB / NEW MEDIA
Venture North Safaris — Five Day Tour (Mario Faggion), Under Lock and Key (Huni Bolliger), Black As season two (David Batty), Zero-Point: Season Zero (Jonathon Saunders).
Black As — season two
- Synopsis: On a mission to retrieve a tractor from a distant outstation, the Black As boys face their toughest and most dangerous challenge yet.
- Director David Batty
- Producer: Jen Mcmahon
Black Divaz (Adrian Russell Wills), Finke: There and Back (Dylan River), Gurrumul (Paul Williams), Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Gabrielle Brady), Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton), The Song Keepers (Naina Sen), We’re Family Now (Nathaniel Kelly).
Best Feature Documentary:
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
- Synopsis: Poh Lin is a trauma counsellor living on the remote Christmas Island with her young family. Poh Lin’s job is to work with people trying to seek asylum to Australia who have been detained in a high security detention facility, deep within the islands jungle.
- Director Gabrielle Brady
- Producer: Alex Kelly, Alexander Wadouh, Samm
- Writer: Gabrielle Brady
Best Feature Film:
- Synopsis Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
- Director: Warwick Thornton
- Producer: Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey, David Tranter