Each Festival the AFF Board selects a recipient of the Don Dunstan Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution of an individual whose work has significantly enriched Australian screen culture.  

Past recipients include: 

  • Freda Glynn (2018) 
  • Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton (2017)
  • Andrew Bovell (2015)
  • Scott Hicks (2013)
  • Judy Davis (2011)
  • Jan Chapman (2009)
  • Rolf de Heer (2007)
  • Dennis O’Rourke (2005)
  • David Gulpilil (2003)

Image: Freda Glynn