Australian Director’s Guild Awards 2013: winners

2013-05-04_0013ABC shows have dominated the TV winners at the Australian Director’s Guild Awards last night.

Winning shows included Redfern Now, Devil’s Dust, Dance Academy, Life at 7 plus Beaconsfield, Home and Away and Danger 5.

The Awards were hosted by Adam Zwar at Hoyts Cinemas at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. Presenters included Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Susie Porter and Denise Roberts.

Best Direction in a Feature Film went to Cate Shortland winning for Lore.

TV winners:

Best Direction in a TV Drama Series
Rachel Perkins (pictured, top left) for Redfern Now (Pretty Boy Blue)

Best Direction in a Telemovie
Glendyn Ivin (pictured) for Beaconsfield


Best Direction in a TV Mini Series
Jessica Hobbs winning for Devil’s Dust (Parts 1 & 2)

Best Direction in a Documentary Series
Jennifer Peedom for Life at 7

Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone)
Madeleine Parry for Meatwork

Esben Storm Award – Best Direction in a Children’s TV Program
Daniel Nettheim for Dance Academy Series 2, Ep 25 “The Second”

Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial
David Gould for Home and Away EP 5438

Best Direction in a TV Comedy
Dario Russo for Danger 5

A special award, acknowledging the career achievement of a First Assistant Director, was also presented to industry favourite Jamie Leslie.


  1. Glendyn Ivin is a very interesting looking man!

    We have such fantastic female directors in this country. Jessica Hobbs is a very talented individual. Her work in leading the visual styles of The Slap, Spirited, Tangle, Love My Way, etc. is exceptional.

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