2019 Walkley Documentary Award longlist announced

September 24, 2019

Six outstanding documentaries longlisted for the 2019 Walkley Documentary Award will be screened at Sydney’s State Library of NSW in October, giving the public a free viewing of the finest work in the field over the past year. 

The films span a range of subjects: Black Saturday bushfire survivors ten years on, a Chinese political artist in exile, a ten-year-old Aboriginal boy and the tension of balancing his Arrernte education alongside his western education, a duplicitous high-profile Melbourne barrister, and two films exploring the final three years of AFL player Adam Goodes’ career. They tackle different themes, and in different styles, but these films showcase the very best in Australian longform journalism.

2019 Walkley Documentary Award Longlist: 

    • Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday, Joe Connor, Ken Connor and Lucy Maclaren, Renegade Films and ABC
    • China’s Artful Dissident, Danny Ben-Moshe, ABC
    • In My Blood it Runs,Maya Newell, Sophie Hyde, Larissa Behrendt, Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson
    • Lawyer X: The Untold Story, Sky News Team, Sky News Australia
    • The Australian Dream, Stan Grant, GoodThing Productions and Passion Pictures UK
    • The Final Quarter, Ian Darling, Sally Fryer and Mary Macrae, Shark Island Productions 

All six films will be screened free for the public at the State Library of NSW on Wednesday October 16. Each screening is free, but RSVP is essential. 

For screening times and to book your place, CLICK HERE.

A shortlist of three finalists for the Walkley Documentary will be announced on Thursday October 10 at simultaneous events in Sydney at the Parliament of New South Wales, and in Melbourne at 1826 Photography Studios & Gallery. The overall winner will be announced at the 64th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Sydney on November 28.

For media enquiries contact Walkley Foundation Communications Manager Clare Fletcher, clare.fletcher@walkleys.com or 0432 616 810.