Indigenous Branch recognised by Directors Guild

Sally RileyThe Australian Directors Guild has announced Sally Riley and Erica Glynn as the recipients of its Cecil Holmes Award.

“In recognition of the invaluable work of the Indigenous branch of the former Australian Film Commission (now the Indigenous Department of Screen Australia) in giving directors a creative voice, the ADG Board awards the Cecil Holmes Award to Sally Riley and Erica Glynn on behalf of, and in recognition of the work done by the many individuals working with the branch, whose collective contributions helped the Indigenous unit nurture, support and foster the talents of directors at a critical point in their development,” said ADG president Ray Argall.

“In a world where finance, box office and ratings increasingly rule, the work produced through the branch reminds us how important the creative voice is in our storytelling, and that writer-directors flourish when they are supported and given creative freedom to find their voice and share that with a wide audience,” he added.

The award will be presented during the ADG Conference in Adelaide (February 27 – March 1). The Conference will also include a masterclass run by directors Warwick Thornton and Beck Cole.


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