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Film Prize Jury

The CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize is awarded to an Australian feature length film for excellence in filmmaking.

Film Prize Jury 2017

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Scott Hicks – Jury Chair

Internationally acclaimed, Hicks has been nominated for and won many prestigious awards for his work. His film Shine was an international box office sensation and was nominated for seven Academy®…

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Film Prize Jury 2016

Gillian Armstrong

Gillian Armstrong – Jury Chair

Gillian burst onto the Australian film scene with the now classic, My Brilliant Career, in 1979, starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill.  Gillian’s mammoth directorial film career also includes High Tide,...

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Sue Taylor

Sue has been producing film and television for over 30 years. Her projects which include The Shark Net, 3 Acts of Murder, An Accidental Soldier, Last Train To Freo, The...

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Garry Phillips

Garry Phillips studied at Queensland University in Australia, graduating as a surveyor and then with an Arts degree in Communication. He joined FILMWORKS, a production house in Brisbane and worked...

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Damian Walshe-Howling

One of Australia’s most accomplished actors, Damian Walshe-Howling has an impressive list of film and television credits. Damian is renowned for his work on Underbelly, The Secret Life of Us,...

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Emma Booth

Emma has been called one to watch ever since her role in the 2007 film Introducing the Dwights.   The film was a success at the Sundance Film Festival, and put...

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Film Prize Jury 2015

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David Wenham – Jury Chair

David Wenham is an Australian actor with a formidable acting career, including major roles in film such as Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Van Helsing, Public Enemies and Australia....

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Wayne Blair

Wayne is a Butchala man 
hailing from Queensland. He
 has been prolific in theatre, film and television in the last
 15 years. Highlights from 
his stage career have been 
Othello...

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Sarah Snook

Sarah Snook’s film credits include Not Suitable for Children, These Final Hours, Predestination, and Jessabelle. She was recently seen in the ABC TV mini-series The Secret River and is in...

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Liz Kearney

Liz is a producer at Arenamedia. Together with Robert Connolly and Maggie Miles, Liz produced Paper Planes, which grossed almost $10M at the Australian box office. The film screened at...

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Annie Murtagh-Monks

Annie is an actor, casting director and acting coach and has cast numerous films and TV series including Last Train
to Freo, Rabbit Proof Fence, Drift, Three Acts of Murder
and Ship...

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Film Prize Jury 2014

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Bruce Beresford – Jury Chair

Bruce is an Australian Director who has made more than 30 films over a 50 year career. He established his reputation as one of Australia's best directors with a series of notable films in the 1970s, including Don's Party, The Getting of Wisdom, The Club and Breaker Morant. Following the...

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Benjamin Illos

Benjamin is a film selector for the Directors’ Fortnight. This Cannes parallel section, created in 1968 by the French Directors’ Guild, aims to support filmmakers and encourage their exposure to audiences and professionals alike. Benjamin participated to several publications as a film critic, worked as a film editor, and collaborated...

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Marta Dusseldorp

Marta is an award-winning Australian actor whose film credits include Burning Man, Innocence, Praise and Paradise Road. She played the title role of Janet King in the ABC drama series of the same name and has also starred alongside Guy Pearce in tele-movie series Jack Irish. Marta has most recently...

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Sue Milliken

Sue has been producing films in Australia since the 1970s, including The Odd Angry Shot, The Fringe Dwellers, Black Robe, Sirens, Dating the Enemy and Paradise Road. Her most recent production, the documentary The Redfern Story screened on ABC. She is a past president and Life Member of the Screen...

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Margaret Pomeranz

Margaret is an Australian film reviewer, producer and television personality. Together with David Stratton, she hosted the long-running SBS TV program The Movie Show from 1986 until 2004. She now appears on the ABC version of the program At the Movies. Margaret has served as a member of the Advertising...

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