2020 winner Bruna Papandrea speaks with Margaret Pomeranz.

With each edition of Adelaide Film Festival, the Board presents the Don Dunstan Award in recognition of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Australian screen culture.

The 2022 Don Dunstan Award recipient is David Jowsey.

David Jowsey is one of Australia’s major screen industry figures. Establishing BUNYA Productions with frequent collaborator Iven Sen, and working closely with co-managing director and head of television Greer Simpkin, Jowsey has been instrumental in developing many of the most memorable film and television projects of recent years. Jowsey’s films have been awarded at major international film festivals, where he is renowned for his commitment in bringing the work of Indigenous storytellers to the screen. The Adelaide Film Festival is proud to recognise David Jowsey’s achievements, and showcase his storied career and collaborators.

Join AFF Patron Margaret Pomeranz AM in conversation with the 2022 Don Dunstan Award recipient, David Jowsey. This is an excellent opportunity to hear firsthand before the scenes stories in the making of some of the most extraordinary film and television to be made in this country.

When: Saturday 22 October, 12:00pm
Where: Palace Nova Cinema 01/ExiMax
Tickets available here.

Read more about David Jowsey’s career and the impact of the works he has enabled in the annual Don Dunstan Award essay, written by Dr Nicholas Godfrey, available here.

Past recipients of the Don Dunstan Award include: 

  • Bruna Papandrea (2020)
  • 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)