Sweet Country Wins Best Feature – Fiction at the ADL Film Fest

October 26, 2017
Warwick Thornton's incredible period drama chalks up a well deserved win.

Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country, was voted Best Feature Fiction in the 2017 ADL Film Fest Audience Awards, the acclaimed frontier Western having made its public Australian debut at the selfsame festival.

Director Warwick Thornton, producer Greer Simpkin, writer Steven McGregor, and writer and co-producer David Tranter attended the festival, along with stars Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey-Furber and Gibson John, joined by Matt Day, and Thomas M Wright.

Axel Grigor’s Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible, a look at Australian film editing legend, picked up Best Feature Documentary, while Best Short Film went to Back to Back Theatre’s HIVE project film Oddlands.

Amanda Duthie, Artistic Director and CEO of ADL Film Fest said “From all the amazing films from all over the world premiering in the Festival, the audience has chosen three peculiarly Australian stories as their favourites, Australians want to see their stories and identity reflected on the big screen, and that is delivered so brilliantly in these three titles.”

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