The ADG Awards went off with a bang on Friday 8th May at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. As a proud sponsor, Screenwise was in attendance at the Awards which celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors, covering the breadth of screen directing, with categories across film, television and online. For the full list of 2015 winners click here
The 17 categories in the 2015 ADG Awards were:
- Feature Film
- Documentary Feature
- Documentary Series
- Documentary Stand-Alone
- TV Children’s Program
- TV Drama Series
- TV Drama Serial
- TV Mini Series
- TV Comedy
- Cross Platform Project
- Original Online Project
- Music Video
- Short Film
Kingston Anderson – ADG Executive Director – said:
“The ADG Awards give us a reason to celebrate the exceptional work of Australian directors. The Awards also provide a great opportunity to highlight, applaud and promote these great works to Australian and international audiences and I encourage member directors to enter. While there are a number of different film awards in Australia, there are currently none where directors are judged solely by their peers. Because of this, many directors are not getting the recognition that they deserve for excellence in their work. The awards represent one of the ways that the Guild is looking to provide greater value and connection with both established and emerging directors. They provide an important way for the Directors Guild to build relationships with Australian directors, and will continue to build a strong community of filmmakers across the country.”
Image: Denise Roberts with Director Shawn Seet – winner of best direction in a TV drama series for The Code
Screenwise was established fifteen years ago to provide specialist, career-focused training in acting for film & television. In today’s industry, without a strong screen profile, it is difficult for actors to progress in any facet of acting.
Overseen by Denise Roberts (Schapelle, The Moodys, Cliffy, Wonderland, Mrs Biggs, Packed To The Rafters, Blood Brothers, Always Greener, GP), Screenwise employs top industry professionals – award-winning actors, directors and casting consultants – who are articulate and inspirational tutors.
Screenwise is a boutique drama school specifically designed to teach the art of screen acting. The school attracts students from around the country and the globe. Alumni include high profile actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Todd Lasance, Isabel Lucas, Ashleigh Cummings, Christian Clark, George Houvardas, Tabrett Bethell, Yvonne Strahovski, Stef Dawson, Meegan Warner and Andy Whitfield.