Ferguson Film Prize

Together with the family of Kate Ferguson, SWIFF is proud to announce the Ferguson Film Prize, a new Australian film award supporting new and rising voices in Australian cinema. 

The Ferguson Film Prize nominees have their first or second feature film in SWIFF’s Official Selection for the current year, in either a fiction or non-fiction feature film (60+ minute) format. The winner of the Ferguson Award will receive a $3000 personal cash prize, trophy, and official accreditation.

Selecting the winner will be 2022 Jury members: acclaimed Australian director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan), ABC News Breakfast film critic Zak Hepburn, Sydney Film Prize-winning documentarian Sascha Ettinger-Epstein (The Pink House), and Australian actress Bonnie Ferguson

The Ferguson Film Prize will be awarded at the SWIFF’22 Closing Night Gala on Friday, May 6th. 

Philippa Bateman - Wash My Soul In The River's Flow

Jane Castle - When the Camera Stopped Rolling

Allan Clarke - The Bowraville Murders

Robert Coe & Warwick Ross - Blind Ambition

Danny Cohen - Anonymous Club

Emma Macey-Storch - Geeta

Granaz Moussavi - When Pomegranates Howl

Leah Purcell - The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

James Vaughan - Friends and Strangers

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