Julia Scott-Stevenson

Julia is a writer and researcher of all things documentary, and even dabbles in making them herself from time to time.

Antenna winners announced

11 October 2011 | 10:00 - By Julia Scott-Stevenson

After five hectic days, the Antenna International Documentary Film Festival wrapped up last night with the announcement of the winners in each category. The SBS Award for Best International Documentary went to Into Eternity by Michael Madsen, a haunting but precise meditation on the future of nuclear waste.

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Best Australian Documentary went to The Triangle Wars by Rosie Jones, a story about the battle over a proposed development in St Kilda. First prize in the student competition went to Ol’ Blue Eyes, by Matt Cooney of Sydney Film School. The audience choice award will be announced on the Antenna website in the next few days.

On Friday night we surveyed the queues snaking through the cinema foyer in amazement, and realised we had a festival on our hands. So now, after a brief moment to catch our collective breath, it’s time to think about next year. Feedback, comments and suggestions welcome!

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Julia Scott-Stevenson Julia is a writer and researcher of all things documentary, and even dabbles in making them herself from time to time. She lived in the Pacific Islands of Fiji and Samoa for a few years, where she made a documentary about the inaugural Miss Tokelau beauty pageant and a short documentary about climate change in Samoa, which screened at the inaugural Pacific Climate Change Film Festival. While in the Pacific she was subjected to limited internet connectivity, and was staggered to discover the possibilities in online documentary on her return at the end of 2008. She has since been making up for lost time by undertaking a PhD researching cross-platform documentary, and also working on a database documentary about volunteers. Julia is also on the programming team for Antenna International Documentary Film Festival.

 
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