VIC creatives among finalists for 18th Annual SPA Awards

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) has announced the finalists in the 18th Screen Producers Australia Awards.  The Awards celebrate great Australian screen productions; honour the skill, accomplishment, and imagination of its production businesses; aim to increase awareness of the role producers play in creating Australian screen stories; and spotlight the importance of international trade to screen businesses. 

Victorian creatives are among the 46 production businesses recognised with a nomination. Awards span 13 categories of film, television and interactive productions.

Film Victoria supported projects nominated for 2018 SPA Award:

Animated Series Production of the Year

  • Kitty is Not a Cat, BES Animation

  • Jar Dwellers SOS, Viskatoons

Children's Series Production of the Year

  • Mustangs FC, Matchbox Pictures

  • My Year 7 Life, Princess Pictures

Drama Series Production of the Year

  • Wentworth, FremantleMedia Australia

Comedy Series of the Year

  • Rosehaven, Guesswork Television

Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year

  • Sunshine, Easy Tiger Productions

  • Picnic At Hanging Rock, FremantleMedia Australia

  • Romper Stomper, Roadshow Rough Diamond

Online Series Production of the Year

  • Deadlock, Every Cloud Productions

  • Homecoming Queens, Generator Pictures

  • The Edge of the Bush, Guesswork Television

Light Entertainment Series Production of the Year

  • Everyone’s A Critic, Matchbox Pictures

Feature Documentary of the Year

  • Finke: There and Back, Brindle Films

  • Gurrumul, Resolution Media

Feature Film of the Year

  • Berlin Syndrome, Aquarius Films
  • Brothers' Nest, Jason Byrne Productions
  • Upgrade, Goalpost Pictures


The Award recipients will be revealed at the prestigious Screen Producers Australia Awards ceremony which takes place at the Forum Theatre, Melbourne on Thursday, 22 November 2018 on the final night of SCREEN FOREVER (20 - 22 November 2018).