Australian Directors Guild announce winners of 2013 Awards

06 May, 2013 by Emily Blatchford

The Australian Director’s Guild has announced the winners of the 2013 ADG Awards during their annual Awards ceremony held on Friday night in Sydney.

Women directors took home several of the coveted awards, with Cate Shortland beating male competitors Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) Tony Krawitz (Dead Europe) and Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here) to scoop Best Direction in a Feature Film for Lore. 


Women continued to triumph in the television sector, with Rachel Perkins winning Best Direction in a TV Drama Series for Redfern Now (Pretty Boy Blue) and Jessica Hobbs taking home the gong for Best Direction in a TV Mini Series for Devil’s Dust (Parts 1 & 2). 

Also triumphant in their fields were Jessica Reddenbach, who won the Award for Best Direction in a Short Film for Tender; Jennifer Peedom for Best Direction in a Documentary Series for Life at 7; Grace McKenzie for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature for Audrey of the Alps and the visibly overwhelmed young filmmaker Madeleine Parry, who won Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone) for Meatwork. 

One of the highlights of the evening was the surprise entrance of Lachy Hulme who presented industry veteran Jamie Leslie with a career achievement award for his outstanding work as First Assistant Director on a number of projects.

The Awards were hosted by Adam Zwar and other presenters included Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Susie Porter and Denise Roberts.

A list of the rest of the winners can be found below. 

Glendyn Ivin – Best Direction in a Telemovie – for Beaconsfield
Daniel Nettheim Esben Storm Award – Best Direction in a Children’s TV Program – for Dance Academy Series 2, Ep 25 “The Second”
Nash Edgerton – Best Direction in a Music Video – for DUQESNE WHISTLE
Adrian Goodman – Best Direction in a Student Film – for Wakey Wakey
David Gould – Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial – for Home and Away EP 5438
Dario Russo – Best Direction in a TV Comedy – for Danger 5
David Barker – Best Direction in a Cross Platform Project – for Bad Reality 
Tim Bullock – for Best Direction in a TV Commercial – for Flatties
Christiaan Van Vuuren and Connor Van Vuuren – Best Direction in an Original Online Project – for Bondi Hipsters