Prizes and Categories 2022


NOVA EMPLOYMENT CHOICE AWARD - (Australian entries)

  • Winner - Brand New Toyota Corolla Courtesy of Noble Toyota

    *The NOVA Employment team select their favourite entry in the 2022 festival that best suits the Focus on Ability theme. All Australian submissions are eligible.
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    INTERNATIONAL SECTION (Outside of Australia)

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner -$5,000 AUD Courtesy of EY

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - $5,000 AUD Courtesy of EY

    Most International Online Votes

  • Winner - $5,000 AUD Courtesy of EY
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    AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL SECTION

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - Toshiba Package worth $7,500
    - 5 x 1hr Create Your Own Content sessions with Ryde Entertainment

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner - $5,000 Cash Prize courtesy of Norths Collective
    - Create Your Own Content Course Online Courtesy of AAFTA: Selected students will take part in a specially designed ONLINE COURSE. Maximum 6 weeks. Guest Speakers including Director Tony Gardiner, Colin Buddy and Mentoring from the AAFTA team

    Most Online Votes

  • Winner - $3,000 Cash courtesy of Gregory Hills Hotel
    - $2,000 Harvey Norman voucher

    Best Teen Actor in School Short Film

  • Winner - Empowering The Artist - Online Mentorship Program (Scholarship 2023)
    - A 12 week larger group Zoom Standard Acting Class with PA Studio West and David Zimmerman, plus 1hr of private coaching
    - 4 x 1hr Mentorships with Andy McPhee http://andymcphee.info
    - One year scholarship with Meet The Biz and PA Studio West


    NOVA Employment School Choice Awards

  • 5x Winner's - $1000 Cash

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN SECTION

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Short Film

  • Winner - $5,000 cash prize Courtesy of VDG Services
    - LG Package -LG 65 inch 4K Smart Self-Lit OLED TV & Meridian & Dolby Atmos Soundbar- Total value $5625-
    - 4 x 1hr Career development Sessions with director of Diversity Pictures and AAFTA Jessica Orcsik
    - 2 x 1hr Create Your Own Content Sessions with Robbie Ryde
    - One Year Film Independent Membership
    - One Year Masterclass Membership

    Judges Choice - Official Selection Documentary

  • Winner - $5,000 cash prize Courtesy of The Epping Club
    - 4x Mentoring Sessions with Documentary Director/Writer/Producer, Heidi Lee Douglas https://www.heidileedouglas.com

    Most Online Votes - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - $5000 cash prize Courtesy of Australia Post

    Judges Choice - Best Screen Writer

  • Winner - 4 x 1h Screenwriting mentorship with Ally Burnham ('Unsound' Screenwriter)
    - 4 x 1hr Screenwriting mentorship with Laneikka Denne ('Dead Skin' Screenwriter - State Theatre Company x Flinders University Young Playwright's Award)

    Best Actor in Short Film

  • Winner- Empowering The Artist - Online Mentorship for Creatives 2022
    - Ability First Artist Mentorship - 8 Weeks Online & Self Tape Coaching with Guest Teachers and mentors from across Australia and the US
    - 2 x 1hr Career development sessions with director of Diversity Pictures and AAFTA Jessica Orcsik
    - 2 x 1hr Create Your Own Content Sessions with Robbie Ryde
    - 2 x 1hr Coaching Sessions with Andy McPhee

    Judges Choice - Best Director

  • Winner - 4 x 1hr mentoring sessions with Tony Gardiner (Creative Director/Cinematographer/Director from Neighbours and Home & Away)
    - 4x1hr mentoring sessions with Shannon DeVido (http://www.shannondevido.com)


    Best Producer Australia Award - (Short Film or Documentary)

  • Winner - 4x 1hr mentoring sessions with US Casting Director/Actor/Producer Joseph Kibler
    - 2 x 1hr Career development sessions with director of Diversity Pictures and AAFTA Jessica Orcsik valued at $200


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