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,
Robert Sullivan.

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.

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