The Board of the Adelaide Film Festival is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2013 Don Dunstan Award is one of Australia’s most respected filmmakers, Scott Hicks.
Scott is a filmmaker whose career is strongly intertwined with the SA film industry. Scott’s achievements are many. He is an Emmy, Peabody and AFI award-winning director. His masterpiece Shine was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globes, 9 BAFTAS and won 9 AFI awards including Best Film. The Don Dunstan Award is presented by the AFF Board in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Australian film industry and will be part of the Opening Night Gala. He joins previous winners: David Gulpilil (2003), Dennis O’Rourke (2005), Rolf de Heer (2007), Jan Chapman (2009) and Judy Davis (2011).