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Awards

Adelaide Film Festival

2013 Won
Foxtel Movies Audience Award
Best Feature
Charlie's Country (2013)
2007 Won
Don Dunstan Award

Amiens International Film Festival

2014 Won
Audience Award
Charlie's Country (2013)
2006 Won
Golden Unicorn
Best Film
Ten Canoes (2006)

ARIA Music Awards

2002 Nominated
ARIA Music Award
Best Original Soundtrack Album
The Tracker (2002)
Shared with:

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2015 Nominated
Asia Pacific Screen Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Another Country (2015)
Shared with:
2014 Nominated
Asia Pacific Screen Award
Achievement in Directing
Charlie's Country (2013)

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards

2015 Nominated
AACTA Award
Best Film
Charlie's Country (2013)
Shared with:
Best Direction
Charlie's Country (2013)
Best Original Screenplay
Charlie's Country (2013)
Shared with:

Australian Directors Guild

2006 Won
Cecil Holmes Award

Australian Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Won
AFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Charlie's Country (2013)
Shared with:
Nominated
AFCA Award
Best Director
Charlie's Country (2013)
2013 Nominated
AFCA Award
Best Director
The King Is Dead! (2012)
Best Screenplay
The King Is Dead! (2012)

Australian Film Institute

2006 Won
AFI Award
Best Film
Ten Canoes (2006)
Shared with:
Best Direction
Ten Canoes (2006)
Shared with:
Best Screenplay - Original
Ten Canoes (2006)
Won
Byron Kennedy Award
2002 Nominated
AFI Award
Best Film
The Tracker (2002)
Shared with:
Best Direction
The Tracker (2002)
Best Original Screenplay
The Tracker (2002)
1998 Nominated
AFI Award
Best Original Screenplay
Dance Me to My Song (1998)
Shared with:
1994 Won
AFI Award
Best Director
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Best Screenplay, Original
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Nominated
AFI Award
Best Film
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Shared with:
1991 Nominated
AFI Award
Best Film
Dingo (1991)
Shared with:
Best Director
Dingo (1991)

Australian Writers' Guild

2002 Won
Awgie Award
Feature Film - Original
The Tracker (2002)

Berlin International Film Festival

2003 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Alexandra's Project (2003)

Brisbane International Film Festival

1998 Won
Chauvel Award

Cannes Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
Charlie's Country (2013)
2006 Won
Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize
Ten Canoes (2006)
1998 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Dance Me to My Song (1998)
1996 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Quiet Room (1996)

Chicago International Film Festival

2003 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Alexandra's Project (2003)

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

2002 Nominated
CEC Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado)
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2017 Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Documentary
Another Country (2015)
Shared with:
2015 Won
FCCA Award
Best Film
Charlie's Country (2013)
Shared with:
Best Director
Charlie's Country (2013)
Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Screenplay
Charlie's Country (2013)
Shared with:
Best Documentary
Another Country (2015)
Shared with:
2006 Won
FCCA Award
Best Australian Short Documentary
The Balanda and the Bark Canoes (2006)
Shared with:
Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Director
Ten Canoes (2006)
Shared with:
Best Screenplay - Original
Ten Canoes (2006)
2004 Won
FCCA Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Director
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
2003 Won
FCCA Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Director
Alexandra's Project (2003)
2002 Won
FCCA Award
Best Music Score
The Tracker (2002)
Shared with:
(Songs sung by Archie Roach).
Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Director
The Tracker (2002)
Best Screenplay - Original
The Tracker (2002)
1999 Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Dance Me to My Song (1998)
Shared with:

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival

1998 Won
Critic's Choice Award
Humanity Award
Dance Me to My Song (1998)

Ghent International Film Festival

2006 Won
Grand Prix
Ten Canoes (2006)
Shared with:
2002 Won
Best Screenplay
The Tracker (2002)
Nominated
Grand Prix
The Tracker (2002)

Hong Kong International Film Festival

2015 Nominated
SIGNIS Award
Charlie's Country (2013)

IF Awards

2006 Won
IF Award
Best Director
Ten Canoes (2006)
Shared with:
Nominated
IF Award
Best Feature Film
Ten Canoes (2006)
Shared with:
Best Script
Ten Canoes (2006)
2004 Nominated
IF Award
Best Feature Film
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
Shared with:
Best Direction
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
Best Script
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
2003 Nominated
IF Award
Best Direction
Alexandra's Project (2003)
2002 Won
IF Award
Best Feature Film
The Tracker (2002)
Shared with:
Nominated
IF Award
Best Direction
The Tracker (2002)
Best Script
The Tracker (2002)

Ljubljana International Film Festival

2014 Won
Audience Award
Best Feature
Charlie's Country (2013)

Mar del Plata Film Festival

2007 Nominated
Best Film
International Competition
Ten Canoes (2006)
Shared with:

Montréal World Film Festival

2003 Won
Golden Zenith
Best Film from Oceania
Alexandra's Project (2003)

NatFilm Festival

2007 Won
Audience Award
Ten Canoes (2006)
Shared with:

Paris Film Festival

2003 Won
Press Award
The Tracker (2002)
Tied with Le fleuve (2003).

Rencontres Internationales du Cinema des Antipodes

2012 Won
Jury Grand Prix
Best Feature Film
The King Is Dead! (2012)
2006 Won
Jury Grand Prix
Best Feature Film
Ten Canoes (2006)

Screen Music Awards, Australia

2002 Won
Screen Music Award
Best Original Song Composed for a Feature Film, Telemovie, TV Series or Mini-Series
The Tracker (2002)
Shared with:
For the song "Far Away Home".

Seattle International Film Festival

1994 Won
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Director
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Telluride Film Festival, US

2006 Won
Silver Medallion Award

Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films

1995 Won
Audience Award
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Valladolid International Film Festival

2003 Nominated
Golden Spike
Alexandra's Project (2003)
2002 Won
Jury Special Prize
The Tracker (2002)
Nominated
Golden Spike
The Tracker (2002)
1998 Nominated
Golden Spike
Dance Me to My Song (1998)
1996 Nominated
Golden Spike
The Quiet Room (1996)

Venice Film Festival

2002 Won
SIGNIS Award - Honorable Mention
The Tracker (2002)
Nominated
Golden Lion
The Tracker (2002)
1993 Won
Special Golden Ciak
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Won
Grand Special Jury Prize
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Competition
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Tied with Short Cuts (1993).
Nominated
Golden Lion
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

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