New Categories in Screen Producers Australia Awards Recognise SVOD and Online Platforms
Entries are now open for the 16th Screen Producers Australia Awardswhich include a new category for Animated Series Production. The Screen Producers Australia Awards now recognises series production inclusive of television, SVOD, and online platforms. The Awards take place at Crown Palladium, Melbourne on Thursday 17 November 2016 during the 31st SCREEN FOREVER conference.
The announcement of the new Animated Series Production category complements the established categories that acknowledge excellence in feature film, feature film documentary, interactive (including games) and series, encompassing reality, light entertainment, telemovie or mini-series, children’s, comedy, and documentary productions.
“The Screen Producers Australia Awards were created by the industry to recognise achievements and excellence within the industry. The fact that the Awards continue to evolve with new categories reflects the changes in our media landscape and the ongoing creativity by our Australian producers to develop outstanding productions recognised by both Australian and international audiences,” said Matthew Deaner, CEO, Screen Producers Australia.
Following are the Award categories for the Awards:
PRODUCTION AWARDS - Recognising great Australian screen productions
SERIES Animated Series Production of the Year Children's Series Production of the Year Comedy Series Production of the Year Documentary Series Production of the Year Drama Series Production of the Year Light Entertainment Series Production of the Year Reality Series Production of the Year Telemovie or Miniseries Production of the Year
FEATURE FILM Feature Documentary Production of the Year Feature Film Production of the Year
SHORT FILM Cutting Edge Short Film Production of the Year
INTERACTIVE Interactive and Gaming Production of the Year
BUSINESS AWARD – Recognising great Australian screen production businesses Breakthrough Business of the Year Media Super Production Business of the Year Services And Facilities Business of the Year
INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD – Recognising great Australians and their service to the screen industry Lifetime Achievement Award.
As an Official Submitting Organisation of APSA (Asia Pacific Screen Awards), Screen Producers Australia has also been invited to submit up to four films to represent Australia in the APSA competition, which will be selected from the Finalists in the Screen Producers Australia Awards Feature Film category