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Mystery Road S2 Cast at Crew at the 2020 AACTA Awards. Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images for AFI.


2020 WA Industry Achievements

The talents of the Western Australian industry have reached far and wide in 2020. Here are just a few of the amazing achievements from Screenwest supported projects and other Western Australian Screen Industry Practitioners throughout the year.

This list is by no means exhaustive and Screenwest is updating it weekly. Did we miss your award? Is there something new you’d like us to shout from the rooftops? Email and let us know about your amazing acheivements!

Mystery Road S2

  • AACTA Award for Best Drama Series



  • AACTA Award for Best Comedy Series
  • AACTA Award for Best Comedy Performer (Tim Minchin)
  • Ellie Award for Best Editing in Comedy – Episode 5 (Deborah Peart ASE)
  • ADG Award for Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Comedy Series – Episode 5 (Matthew Saville)
  • ASSG Award for Best Sound for a Drama or Comedy (Under 30 minutes) – Episode 5


The Kimberley Man



  • ATOM Award for Best Short Fiction (50 minutes or less)
  • AWGIE Award Short Film Winner
  • CinefestOZ Short Film Prize


Our Law

  • 2020 Brian Beaton Award


Wild Butterfly

  • Winner Gold Award Best Docudrama WA& SA ACS Awards
  • Finalist National ACS Awards 2021
  • Finalist AWGIE Awards Best Documentary Script 2020
  • Finalist Atom Awards Best Docudrama 2020
  • Finalist Innovation in Feature Documentary/Non Fiction WA Screen Culture Awards 2020
  • Official Selection Byron Bay International Film Festival
  • Byron Bay International Film Festival nomination for Best Documentary 2020
  • Finalist ASSG Awards Best Sound in a Documentary 2020
  • Official Selection Manhattan Film Festival 2020
  • Official Selection Cinefest Oz 2019


The Heights S1

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Series in a Drama Series at the 2020 Equity Ensemble Awards


The Heights S2

  • AWGIE Award Television – Serial Winner – Episode 7 (Peter Mattessi)



  • APRA Screen Music Award for ‘Best Music for Children’s Television’ (Envelope Audio)


Djinda Djinda

  • ATOM Award for Best Indigenous Video or Website


Doug The Human

  • CinefestOZ Best Indigenous Short Film


Red Dog

  • AACTA Audience Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film of the Decade


H is for Happiness

  • Special Mention at Berlinale


Is Australia Sexist?

  • Best Documentary Programme at the Asian Television Awards


Desert Collectors Australia

  • Tourism and Hospitality Award at the KBCCI Goldfields Business Awards


The Quiet

  • Flickerfest Avid Award for Best Original Music in an Australian Short Film
  • CinefestOZ Cinewest Best West Australian Short Film


On Sunday 13 December 2020, Revelation Perth International Film Festival Presented their WA Screen Culture Awards to the industry. A full list is as follows.

WA Screen Culture Awards

Innovation in Narrative Feature Film

  • An Ideal Host

Innovation in Feature Documentary/Non-Fiction

  • Laura’s Choice

Innovation in Short Film or Animation

  • Judas Collar

Innovation in Music Video

  • Leaving LA

Innovation in Game Design

  • First Contact

Innovation in Virtual Reality, 360° or Augmented Reality

  • I Am Mother

Innovation in Moving Image and Installation Art

  • The Light of the Star We Are Seeing Right Now

Innovation in Web Series or Online Content

  • KGB

Outstanding Achievement in Directing

  • Judas Collar

Outstanding Achievement Cinematography or Visualisation

  • Judas Collar

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music

  • Below

Outstanding Achievement in Writing

  • Judas Collar

Outstanding Achievement Performance (incl voice)

  • Yulubidyi – Until The End

Outstanding Achievement in Production Design

  • Carmentis

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

  • Judas Collar

Outstanding Achievement Sound

  • Yulubidyi – Until The End

Special Industry Awards

  • Contribution to the Industry – Clayton Jauncey
  • Independent Spirit Award – Robert Woods


Tell us about your achievements!

This is just a selection of the many awards and achievements the WA Screen Industry has experienced in 2020. If you have received an award we have not mentioned and you would like it added to the list, please email with the details.


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Posted 16 December 2020

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