Press Release from Lantern Group
The 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Industry Awards presented by Digital Pictures were held tonight at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne.
Alex Dimitriades, Fred Schepisi, Shaun Micallef, Adam Zwar and emerging young actress Poppy Lee Friar were among the guests who attended the prestigious event, hosted for the first time by the ever-entertaining Shane Jacobson. The show was produced in true style by Dainty Consolidated Entertainment.
The 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Industry Awards recognise the talent and innovation of artists working in the Australian film and television industry. The night celebrates excellence and achievement across television, documentary, short fiction film, short animation and feature film categories.
Jane Campion’s Bright Star collected three AFI Awards in the fields of Best Cinematography (Greig Fraser), Best Production Design (Janet Patterson) and Best Costume Design (Janet Patterson). Producer Jan Chapman was on hand to accept the awards.
David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom received the AFI Awards for Best Editing (Luke Doolan), Best Original Music Score (Antony Partos and Sam Petty) and the AFI Members’ Choice Award (received by producer Liz Watts).
The AFI Award for Best Sound was awarded to Andrew Plain, David Lee, Gethin Creagh and Robert Sullivan for their work on Tomorrow When The War Began.
Filmmakers Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig and their colleagues Rangi Sutton, James Rogers and Randy Vellacott won the AFI Visual Effects Award for Daybreakers.
The AFI Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Screen Craft was presented to Shaun Micallef, co-writer and host of Network Ten’s Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation. An accomplished and multi-talented writer, actor, producer and presenter, Micallef’s credits include Newstopia, Welcher & Welcher, The Micallef Program, Full Frontal and the series of BlackJack mystery telemovies.
For the second year running, the ABC’s Review With Myles Barlow took double honours for Best Television Comedy Series (Dean Bates) and Best Performance in a Television Comedy (Phil Lloyd), while the producers of ABC1 series The Gruen Transfer, Series 3 (Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby, Jon Casimir and Debbie Cuell) took home the AFI Award Best Light Entertainment Television Series.
The AFI Award for Best Children’s Television Drama was presented to prolific television producer Penny Chapman for My Place and the ABC series dirtgirlworld (Cate McQuillen) received the AFI Award for Best Children’s Television Animation.
The AFI Award for Best Documentary Under One Hour was awarded to ABC1’s You Only Live Twice – The Incredibly True Story Of The Hughes Family (Ruth Cullen).
The AFI Award for Best Documentary Series was awarded to SBS series Liberal Rule – The Politics That Changed Australia (Nick Torrens and Frank Haines).
The AFI Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary was awarded to ABC1 series Miracles – Episode 1, ‘Miracle in the Storm’ (Toby Oliver ACS).
Inside The Firestorm collected a trio of AFI Awards for Best Direction in a Documentary (Jacob Hickey), Best Editing in a Documentary (Steven Robinson) and Best Sound in a Documentary (Jock Healy, Tristan Meredith and AJ Bradford).
In the short fiction film category, The Kiss picked up two AFI Awards- the AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film (Sonya Humphrey and Ashlee Page) and the AFI Award for Outstanding Achievement in Short Film Screen Craft (Nick Matthews, Cinematography), while the AFI Award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film was awarded to Ariel Kleiman for Deeper Than Yesterday.
The AFI Award for Best Short Animation was awarded to Sophie Byrne, Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan for The Lost Thing.
The complete list of winners of the 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Industry Awards presented by Digital Pictures is as follows:
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Bright Star. Greig Fraser.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING
Animal Kingdom. Luke Doolan.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND
Tomorrow When The War Began. Andrew Plain, David Lee, Gethin Creagh,
AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
Animal Kingdom. Antony Partos, Sam Petty.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bright Star. Janet Patterson.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Bright Star. Janet Patterson.
AFI MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Animal Kingdom. Liz Watts.
AFI VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD
Daybreakers. Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig, Rangi Sutton, James Rogers, Randy Vellacott.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION DRAMA
My Place. Penny Chapman. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION ANIMATION
dirtgirlworld. Cate McQuillen. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2. Dean Bates. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
The Gruen Transfer, Series 3. Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby, Jon Casimir, Debbie Cuell. ABC1
AFI AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Phil Lloyd. Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TELEVISION SCREEN CRAFT
Shaun Micallef. Talkin' ‘bout Your Generation, Host. Network Ten
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
You Only Live Twice – The Incredibly True Story Of The Hughes Family. Ruth Cullen. ABC1
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Liberal Rule – The Politics That Changed Australia. Nick Torrens, Frank Haines. SBS
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Jacob Hickey. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
Miracles – Episode 1, ‘Miracle in the Storm’. Toby Oliver ACS. ABC1
AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Steven Robinson. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Jock Healy, Tristan Meredith, AJ Bradford. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION
The Lost Thing. Sophie Byrne, Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
The Kiss. Sonya Humphrey, Ashlee Page.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM
Deeper Than Yesterday. Ariel Kleiman.
AFI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SHORT FILM SCREEN CRAFT
Nick Matthews. The Kiss, Cinematography.