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1991 Australian Film Institute Awards

The 33rd Australian Film Institute Awards (generally known as the AFI Awards) were held in October 1991. Presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the awards celebrated the best in Australian feature film, documentary, short film and television productions of 1991. Proof received the award for Best Feature Film and five other awards. Director Fred Schepisi received the Raymond Longford Award for lifetime achievement. The awards were not televised.[1][2]

33rd Australian Film Institute Awards
Highlights
Best FilmProof
Most awardsFilm: Proof (6)
TV: Police Rescue (3)
Most nominationsFilm: Spotswood (9)
TV: Police Rescue (9)

Contents

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Feature filmEdit

Best Feature Film Best Achievement in Direction
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Screenplay Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Editing Best Achievement in Sound
Best Music Score Best Achievement in Production Design
Best Achievement in Costume Design

Non-feature filmEdit

Best Documentary Best Short Film
  • Canto A La Vida – Lucia Salinas Briones (director)
    • ChainsawShirley Barrett (director)
    • Cowboy, Maria In Town – Les McLaren, Annie Stiven (director)
    • Eclipse Of The Man-Made Sun – Nicolette Freeman, Amanda Stewart (director)
  • The Tennis Ball – John Dobson (director)
    • A Horse With Stripes – Andrew O'Sullivan (director)
    • Puppenhead – David Cox (director)
    • The Man In The Blue And White Holden – Peter Luby (director)
Best Animation Film Best Screenplay in a Short Film
  • Union Street – Wendy Chandler (director)
    • Feral Television – David Ledwich (director)
    • Reaper Madness – Nick Donkin (director)
    • Two Fish – Rohan Smith (director)
  • Plead Guilty, Get A Bond – Ben Lewin
    • A Horse With Stripes – Andrew O'Sullivan
    • Sure Thing – Jacquelin Perske
    • The Man In The Blue And White Holden – Peter Luby
Best Achievement in Cinematography in a Non-Feature Film Best Achievement in Editing in a Non-Feature Film
  • And A Fire Engine To Go With The Dog – Brendan Lavelle
    • As The Mirror BurnsMandy Walker
    • Donald Friend: The Prodigal Australian – Tony Wilson, Terry Carlyon
    • On The Border Of Hopetown – Nino Gaetano Martinetti
  • Donald Friend: The Prodigal Australian – Tim Lewis
    • Eclipse Of The Man-Made Sun – Diana Priest
    • Puppenhead – Graeme Jackson
    • The Tennis Ball – Melanie Sandford
Best Achievement in Sound in a Non-Feature Film
  • Chainsaw – Victor Gentile
    • As Happy As Larry – Tony Vaccher, John Dennison
    • As The Mirror Burns – Gretchen Thornburn, Paul Huntingford, Dean Gawen
    • Puppenhead – David Cox, Graeme Jackson

TelevisionEdit

Best Episode in a Television Drama Series or Serial Best Television Mini-Series or Telefeature
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Television Drama Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama
  • Gary SweetPolice Rescue, Season 1 – Episode 1, 'Mates' (ABC)
    • Steve BastoniPolice Rescue, Season 1 – Episode 2, 'Angel After Hours' (ABC)
    • Nico LathourisPolice Rescue, Season 1 – Episode 2, 'Angel After Hours' (ABC)
    • Cameron Nugent – More Winners – 'The Big Wish' (ABC)
Best Achievement in Direction in a Television Drama Best Screenplay in a Television Drama
  • Mark Callan – Embassy, Series 2 – Episode 1, 'A Human Dimension' (ABC)
    • Esben Storm – More Winners – 'The Big Wish' (ABC)
    • Michael Jenkins – Police Rescue, Season 1 – Episode 2, 'Angel After Hours' (ABC)
    • Peter Fisk – Police Rescue, Season 1 – Episode 13, 'By The Book' (ABC)
Best Children's Television Drama Best Television Documentary
  • Round the Twist, Season 1 – Episode 8, 'Wunderpants' (Seven Network) – Antonia Barnard
    • More Winners – 'Mr Edmund' (ABC) – Anthony Buckley
    • More Winners – 'The Big Wish' (ABC) – Antonia Barnard
    • Round The Twist, Season 1 – Episode 4, 'Cabbage Patch Fib' (Seven Network) – Antonia Barnard
  • Guns And Roses (ABC) – John Moore, Helen Bowman
    • The Shadow Over East Timor (SBS) – James Kesteven, Mandy King
    • When Friends Were Enemies (SBS) – Judy Menczel
    • You Must Remember This (ABC) – Susan Mackinnon, Helen Bowden

Additional awardsEdit

AFI Members Prize Cerficate of Merit for Best Juvenile Performance
Raymond Longford Award Byron Kennedy Award

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Director's first feature scoops AFI awards". The Canberra Times. 5 October 1991. p. 15. Retrieved 13 January 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "AFI Past Winners - 1991 Winners & Nominees". AFI-AACTA. Retrieved 13 January 2016.

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