Director: Sarah Watt
90 minutes

The first feature to be funded through AFFIF, Look Both Ways follows four people over one weekend, as they each grapple with messy, unexpected, life-changing news. They wonder whether the hand that fate has dealt them is deserved, whether they have an entitlement to happiness.

Festivals: Adelaide FF 2007; Sydney FF 2007; Berkshire International FF 2007 (USA); Melbourne FF 07; Sheffield Doc/Fest 07; Global Doc Days Austin Texas 08


  • Queensland Literary Awards: 2004 Best Film Script
  • Discovery Award: Toronto Film Festival 2005
  • FIPRESCI Award: Brisbane film Festival 2005

4 AFI Awards, 2005:

  • Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Tony Hayes)

5 Film Critics Circle awards, 2005:

  • Best Film, Director, Actor (William McInnes), Screenplay, Editing

3 IF Awards, 2005:

  • Best Director, Screenplay, Editing


  • Audience Award: Adelaide Film Festival, 2005
  • Audience Award: Brisbane Film Festival, 2005
  • Audience Award: Australian Film Festival, London 2006
  • Audience Award: International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund in Cologne 2006
  • Best Screenplay: Mar del Plata Film Festival, 2006
  • Best Actress (Justine Clarke): Mar del Plata Film Festival, 2006
  • Critics Award: Rotterdam Film Festival 2006
  • Critics Award: NatFilm Festival (Denmark) 2006
  • Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature: San Francisco Film Festival 2006
  • Best Actress (Justine Clarke): Vladivostock Film Festival, 2006


  • European Film Academy: Non-European Film Award category
Film Type Feature Fiction
Director Sarah Watt
Producer Bridget Ikin