Annette Victor Collaborative Award
The Annette Victor Collaborative Award acknowledges the contribution of an Indigenous media practitioner in a collaborative community radio or television production (with non-Indigenous staff or co-creators). This award was inaugurated by IRCA and ICTV in 2016 in honour of Annette Victor, an active film and radio producer in the PAKAM network and passionate advocate for the role media can play in improving the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. Annette was an IRCA Board member from 2007–11 and 2013-16 and ICTV Board member from 2006 to 2016. She had received numerous awards at the National Remote Indigenous Media Festivals in recognition of her dedication and contribution to the Industry.
Gayili Yununpingu for 'Bitja Djäma Dhawu - Stories of pictures' (The Mulka Project)
A beautifully edited piece which does justice to the important cultural material and to Ms Mununggurr’s work. This is the last film of the late and great Ms Mununggurr. She was a senior Gumatj woman with a broad cultural knowledge and a flair for storytelling. The Mulka Project has had Ms Mununggurr catalogue over 60,000 images of Yolngu history, culture and people. This film connects her memories and stories linked to the photo archive housed at the Mulka Project. Gayili’s role as film editor for this project was a tremendous undertaking. Her cultural knowledge was crucial for her collaboration with Ms Mununggurr.