The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has revealed the nominees for next month’s awards while announcing screen journalist David Tiley as the winner of the Stanley Hawes Award for 2022.
Tiley’s long-standing presence in the industry has spanned roles at Film Victoria, the Australian Film Commission, AFTRS, and ScreenHub, where he took over as acting as editor in 2005 before becoming the content lead for film in 2021.
The $5,000 recognises his contribution to the documentary and factual sector.
The commentator said he was honoured and relieved that wordsmiths were seen as part of the documentary movement.
“I am so happy with this I can’t uncurl my toes,” he said.
“And really delighted that the Stanley Hawes Award recognises that documentary is a broad passion and not just a bunch of shows.”
Also recognised were the nominees for the second annual AIDC awards, which incorporate documentary and factual content across six different categories.
To be held on Wednesday, March 9 at the ACMI, the event will include winners for Best Documentary Feature, with a $5,000 cash prize; Best Documentary/Factual Series; Best Documentary/Factual Single; Best Audio Documentary, with a $3,000 cash prize; Best Short Form Documentary; and Best Interactive/Immersive Documentary.
AIDC creative director/CEO Natasha Gadd said the “extraordinary response” to the inaugural AIDC Awards demonstrated the industry willingness to embrace a new initiative that celebrated the craft and talent of the documentary secto.
We are so excited to once again present the AIDC Awards to recognise excellence in our field across six categories,” she said.
“We congratulate the 21 nominees for their achievements and thank our generous partners, the Awards jurors, and the pre-selection committee members who have contributed to this year’s AIDC 2022 Awards.”
AIDC 2022 will run March 6-9 at ACMI, Melbourne, and online, with an online-only international marketplace March 10-11.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Matthew Walker, Carolina Sorensen, Clare Lewis, Tait Brady | PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS, 2020
My Name is Gulpilil
Molly Reynolds, Peter Djigirr, David Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer | VERTIGO PRODUCTIONS & ABCG FILM, 2021
The Bowraville Murders Allan Clarke, Stefan Moore, Dan Goldberg, Susan Lambert, Adam Kay | MINT PICTURES & JUMPING DOG PRODUCTIONS, 2021