2014 Awards

Major Festival Awards

Winner of the Preston Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement - Henry Augustine 
of Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media (PAKAM) 
Henry has been a dedicated remote media worker for 17 years, starting with Goolarri Media in 1997 where he trained and worked as a sound recordist, TV presenter and radio broadcaster. He has worked tirelessly for the development of Indige- nous media in the Pilbara and Kimberley and has served conscientiously on the boards of PAKAM, ICTV and IRCA.

Winner of the NITV Spirit Award - PAW Media for ‘Desert Yarns – Yuendumu Early Days’ 
presented by Pauline Clague, NITV 
The NITV Spirit Award, initiated in 2013, is given to develop a video project with a strong storyline into a half hour documentary for prime time screening on NITV. NITV provides a presale of $30,000 to the organisation and supports the organisation with the project’s development. This is the second year PAW Media have won this prize.

Winner of the new CBF ‘Excellence in Community Television Award’ - Wavely Morta 
presented by Claire Stuchbery, CBF 
This new award was inaugurated by the CBF to recognise and encourage talent and provide the winner with a grant of $5,000 to assist with production and equipment.

Steve McGregor Award: Dennis Jupurrurla Charles, PAW Media 
presented by Bernard Namok of TEABBA; this award was inaugurated by TEABBA in 2008 
This award acknowledges Dennis’ body of work in video production as Director of ‘So they can carry on’ and also Desert Yarns, Drover’ working with Anmatjere elder Jack Cook of Yuelamu.

The John Macumba Award for the Indigenous Media Operator of the Year - Brian Gordon 
of Ngaanyatjarra Media, presented by CAAMA who inaugurated the award 

Media Organisation Awards Winners

Best Technical Innovation: PY Media 
For its use of iOS devices and convergent tieline mobile technology to conduct Outside Broadcasts, and enable mobile journalists to record, edit and send reports from remote locations.

Winner of the Best Training and Professional Development Award: PAW Media & Barkly Regional Arts

Winner of the Best Innovation in Online Media: Barkly Regional Arts

Special Mention - PAW Media for their online crowd funding campaign for Bush Mechanics Animation. 

Other Award Winners

Best Song: PAW Media – Pama Yampiya 
Best Album: PAW Media – Yapa Beats 2 
Best Digital Photograph: - Lacey Remedio 

RIMO Radio Award Winners

Best RIBS Radio Operator Award went to  

CAAMA Jonathon Doolan & Gary Mumu
NG Media Brian Gordon
PAKAM Henry Augustine
PAW Media Dennis Jupurrurla Charles
QRAM Amy McKeown
TEABBA Gilbert Wulkuli
TSIMA Walter Lui

Best Emerging Radio Talent Awards went to  

CAAMA Kima-Jae Forbes
NG Media Wingellina Community School
PAKAM Debbie Sibosado
PAW Media Warwick Dickson
QRAM Sai Matainavora
TEABBA Keith Rogers
TSIMA Anthony Geagea

RIMO Radio Award Winners

Best Radio Outside Broadcast: PAW Media – Yuendumu Sports Weekend 2014 broadcast.
Best Station ID: PAW Media – Willowra Re-mix
Best Radio Interview: PY Media – Wati Ngintaka Interview
Best Radio Documentary: PAW Media When We Walked: Irritaltju Tjina Anangi 

Inaugural ICTV Video Awards

Over 140 entries were received - the largest number ever! ICTV believes this response reflects the increasing interest and growing skill base of Indigenous filmmakers in remote communities. Judges were drawn from Festival delegates with judging based on criteria and values relevant to ICTV’s remote audience. The 12 Award categories reflect ICTVs programming range in both genre and craft. 

Mr Mckenzie Memorial Award 
Awarded by ICTV to Neil Turner, PAKAM
ICTV Board Member, Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, presented the prestigious Mr McKenzie Life time Achievement Award to Neil Turner, in recognition of his long term contribution to the remote Indigenous Community Television sector. Neil said ‘I feel exceptionally honoured to receive this award which commemorates the pioneering work and legacy of my dear friend and colleague, Simon Tjiyangu McKenzie ... I am proud to have contributed to the development of the strong remote media industry.’ 

Genre Awards

Best Cultural Video
Joint Winners

Keeping the Language (PAKAM)
Ochre Dig - Warumungu and Warlmanpa Women of Tennant Creek (CLC)
Best Community Video Our Country (NG Media)
Best Music Video Tjamuku Ngurra, Tjintu Desert Band (CAAMA)
Best Youth Video Uncle Alfred’s Men’s Group - Spear of Destiny (Desert Pea Media)
Best Collaborative Video Dauma and Garom Animation - Erub Erwer Meta

Craft Awards

Best Visual Recording
Sponsor Pro AV
Sean-Bahr Kelly for Eleanor Dixon Video Postcard (Barkly Regional Arts)
Best Editing
Sponsor Adobe
Wavely Morta for Little Murries (Batchelor Institute Media Unit)
Best On Screen Presence Keith Lapalung for Wurray (Skinnyfish)

Other Awards

Most Popular Indigitube Desert Mulga Band Video (PAW Media and WYDAC)
People’s Choice Award Dauma and Garom Animation (Erub Erwer Meta)
ICTV Special Award Ian Waina (PAKAM) for his performance and work on Somewhere near a Creek and Ian’s Getaway, Penda Bay 



Congratulations to all the winners!