Promotion still for The Hunter featuring a man trekking with two young children watching him from the distance Image of 'The Hunter' retrieved from 'The Hunter' Movie website

Jan 16 2012

The 2012 AACTA awards were held on January 29 and we were chuffed to see eight of the School's alumni take home or share awards on the night. Congratulations to all of the 2012 AACTA winners and especially the following AFTRS alumni:

  • AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES: East West 10, Season 3 The Hero's Journey. Steve Knapman (Directing)  Kris Wyld
  • AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE, MINI SERIES OR SHORT RUN SERIES: The Slap. Tony Ayres (Scriptwriting), Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon

  • AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY: Mrs Carey's Concert. Bob Connolly (Documentary) Helen Panckhurst, Sophie Raymond.

  • AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY: Mrs Carey's Concert. Bob Connolly (Documentary) Sophie Raymond.

  • AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE: The Hunter. Matteo Zingales (Screen composition) Michael Lira, Andrew Lancaster (Sound)

  • AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Eye Of The Storm. Melinda Doring (Design)

  • AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY: murundak - songs of freedom. Emma Bortignon, Michael Letho, Peter Smith, Christopher O'Young (Screen Composition) Simon Walbrook.

  • BYRON KENNEDY AWARD: Ivan Sen (Directing)

  Congratulations all.


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.