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Documentary Australia Foundation Award

Sydney filmmaker Ben Lawrence was awarded the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary’s $10,000 cash prize for Ghosthunter, about a Western Sydney security guard and part time ghost hunter searching for his absent father.

Ten of the finest new documentaries by Australian filmmakers competed in 2018 for a $10,000 cash prize, generously supported by the Documentary Australia Foundation.Step inside everything from the Aussie outback’s deadliest off-road motor race to the lives of obsessive fangirls, the bizarre billion-dollar Chinese wedding photo industry, and beyond.

Previous winners include The Pink House (2017), In the Shadow of the Hill (2016), Only the Dead (2015), 35 Letters (2014), Buckskin (2013), Killing Anna (2012), Life in Movement (2011), The Snowman (2010), A Good Man (2009) and Contact (2009).

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Documentary Australia Foundation Award

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