awards

Alex Kelly

2020 Bertha Foundation – Bertha Challenge Fellow
2019 Melbourne Women’s Film Festival – Compton School Scholarship
2016 The Fitzgerald Social Change Award – NT Human Rights Awards
2016 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow
2015 Screen Producer’s Australia – One’s To Watch program & Kickstart pitch winner
2012 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship
2011 Screen Territory – Bob Plasto Award
2010 Australia Council for the Arts – Cité Internationale des Arts residency
2009 Youth Action Net Global Fellow
2009 Australia Council for the Arts Kirk Robson Award
2008 Miss Camel Cup – Alice Springs

In My Blood It Runs

2019 Best Documentary – Social & Political Issues ATOM Awards
2019 Best Documentary – AACTA Award Nominee
2019 Best Cinematography – AACTA Award Nominee
2019 Best Australian Documentary – Stronger than Fiction Film Festival
2019 Audience Award – Darwin International Film Festival
2019 Audience Award – Byron Bay Film Festival
2019 Best Documentary Nominee – Walkley Awards

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

2018 Best Documentary – Tribeca Film Festival
2018 Prix Buyens-Chagoll – Visions du Reel Film Festival
2018 Best Documentary – Valetta Film Festival
2018 Best Documentary – Crested Butte Film Festival
2018 Special Jury Mention – Edinburgh Film Festival
2018 Best Documentary – Capricornia Film Awards
2018 ATOM Awards – Best Documentary – General
2018 Best Documentary – Mumbai Film Festival
2018 AACTA Awards – Shortlisted Best Documentary
2018 AACTA Awards – Nominated best cinematography Michael Latham
2018 AACTA Awards – Nominated Best Sound Leo Dolgan
2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards – In Competition
2018 Best Documentary – Adelaide Film Festival
2018 Amsterdam Human Rights Award - IDFA Film Festival
2019 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Nominee
2019 Berlin Film Awards Pre Selection

Queen of the Desert

2013 Bloody Hero Film Festival Phoenix – Winner Best Short Documentary
2013 Transcreen Amsterdam – Tied Winner Audience Award
2013 Translations Film Festival Seattle – Winner Audience Award
2013 Rio Gay Brazil – Special Jury Mention
2013 Down Under Berlin Film Festival Germany – Audience Award
2013 Brisbane Queer Film Festival – Best Short & Audience Award, Queer Aussie Shorts
2013 Award of Excellence – Canadian International Film Festival

Ngapartji Ngapartji

2008 Deadly Awards – Winner Most Outstanding Achievement in Film, TV and Theatre
2008 Sydney Theatre Awards – Winner Best Lead Man Trevor Jamieson
2008 Sydney Theatre Awards – Nominee Best Mainstage Production
2008 Sydney Theatre Awards – Nominee Best Direction
2008 NT Innovation Awards – Finalist

Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji

2010 Finalist – Best biography, ATOM Awards
2011 Finalist – Global Social Change Film Festival
2011 El Capitan Award – Yosemite Film Festival