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Sonya Pemberton wins Stanley Hawes Award at Aidc

28 February 2016 8:27 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Victorian documentary maker Sonya Pemberton has won the 2016 Stanley Hawes Award at the opening of the Australian International Documentary Conference.

More than 550 delegates from the documentary and factual screen content industry have come together at the Australian Centre for Moving Image in Melbourne for a program of 55 sessions, screenings and networking events from February 28 to March 2.

The Sanley Hawes Award is presented annually to a person or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the documentary sector in Australia over a recognised period of time..

Pemberton receives the award for her extensive work producing documentary science programs on important social issues.

According to an Aidc statement, the award is an encouraging reflection of Aidc 2016.s attendance-by-gender split.

Fifty per cent of speakers, 59 per cent of decision makers and 55 per cent of overall delegates at this year.s conference are women.

Aidc Co-Chair Karena Slaninka said Sonya.s extensive »

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