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Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award

The Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award, sponsored by Event Cinemas, provides a $5000 cash prize for best short screenwriting. All Australian short films screening in the festival are eligible for this award.

2018 Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award Winner

The Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award, a $5,000 prize for the best short screenwriting, was awarded to Indigenous screenwriter Tyson Mowarin of Undiscovered Country. Renée Marie Petropoulos (Tangle and Knots), Lucy Knox (An Act of Love) and recently-announced recipients of the 2018 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Curtis Taylor and Nathan Mewett (Yulubidyi – Until the End), all received Special Mentions.

2017 Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award Winner

The 2017 Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award was awarded to Michael Cusack, the writer and director of stop motion animation After All, while the writers of Screenability short film The Milky Pop Kid, Johanna Garvin and Emily Dash, were Highly Commended.

For the full list of past winners, visit the SFF Living Archive.

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