Antenna 2017 Award Winners Announced

October 17, 2017

Antenna Documentary Film Festival has just wrapped up another successful year. In all, 51 films screened at the festival, with 36 features and 15 shorts. The prize winners were announced at a packed closing night event, with the screening of Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami on Sunday 15 October

Antenna 2017 Award Winners Announced

Antenna Documentary Film Festival has just wrapped up another successful year. In all, 51 films screened at the festival, with 36 features and 15 shorts. The prize winners were announced at a packed closing night event, with the screening of Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami on Sunday 15 October

Best International Documentary, with a $3,000 cash prize was awarded to Small Talk by Hui-chen Huang. The jury said, “A film of courage,
taking us on an enriching journey of exposure: of risk as an artist, as a daughter. A story of a family told with blistering honesty that radiates
beyond the final frame. The understated potent narrative asks for and deserves universal attention”
• Best Australian Documentary, with a $2,000 cash prize, was awarded to Kings of Baxter by Jack Yabsley. The jury said, “Kings of Baxter
demonstrated that there is something beautiful in observing the human connection forged when people from completely different worlds come
together. This was a film that had multiple obstacles to overcome through production but each of these were transformed into strengths.
The jury felt that this documentary will have enormous social impact and will resonate not just in the participants lives but also for audiences
in years to come.” Kings of Baxter also won the Antenna Audience Award.
• Best Australian Short Documentary, with a $1,000 cash prize presented in association with AFTRS, was awarded to Wolfe, by Claire Randall.
The Jury said, “This film was a simple concept, beautifully executed. It let us inside an under discussed and complex topic through intimate
and heartfelt storytelling.” Special Mention went to Marrimarrigun by Kimberly West. The Jury said, “We would like to give a special mention
to a beautifully crafted and evocative film.”