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More than words: dialogue-free animated short film Lost & Found takes home AWG’s Major Award for writing

In a shining example that in film, the best storytelling is about much more than words, a dialogue-free animated short film about a knitted toy dinosaur who must completely unravel himself to save the love of his life has taken out the highest honour of the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual AWGIE Awards, the 2018 Major Award.


‘Making the ordinary extraordinary’: Australian screenwriter Sue Smith honoured with top industry Award

​Saving Mr. Banks, Mabo and Brides of Christ screenwriter Sue Smith has been announced as the recipient of the 2018 Australian Writers’ Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the most prestigious honours in the industry, in recognition of the enduring mark her work has made on the Australian cultural landscape.


Australia's queen of comedy (and the jungle) Fiona O'Loughlin to host the 51st Annual AWGIE Awards

Australia's queen of comedy Fiona O'Loughlin will host the 51st Annual AWGIE Awards next Thursday 30 August 2018


AWG welcomes Event Cinemas as a major sponsor for 51st Annual AWGIE Awards

The Australian Writers’ Guild is thrilled to announce Event Cinemas, Australia’s most iconic and enduring cinema chains, as a major sponsor for the 51st Annual AWGIE Awards


Breaking down barriers from the outset: AWG launches Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee to address inequity in industry

Some of Australia’s most exciting and in-demand screen and stage writers have come together to form the newly appointed Australian Writers’ Guild Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC), with their program of events, partnerships and opportunities championing greater inclusion and equal opportunity for screenwriters already attracting the praise of some of the leading figures in the industry.


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