CBF Excellence in Community Television Award
CBF inaugurated this Perpetual Award at the 2014 16th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival in the North Peninsula Area of Queensland. This Award acknowledges excellence in community television production. The winner will receive a $5,000 prize and a trophy. They will also their name engraved on a Perpetual Award Plaque held at IRCA. The judging panel is made up of one (1) Board member from IRCA, one (1) Board Member from ICTV and one (1) CBF nominated representative.
Simon Fisher Jnr (PAW Media)
Simon Japanangka Fisher (Junior) is Warlpiri man from Yuendumu. He has worked at PAW Media since 2013 on animation and documentary projects for community and national television broadcast. In 2015 Simon directed Nyurruwiyi Yurrampi, an oral history documentary for NITV exploring the establishment of his home town Yuendumu, and its impact and legacy on the community nowadays. Simon interviewed more than ten senior community members and past residents researching why Yuendumu was setup and investigating their recollections of the early days. He also conducted important research through various archive collections to locate stories and photography used in the documentary. Simon was integral in editing the documentary and directing and scripting the narration. The documentary can be viewed on SBS On Demand: http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/744173635569/nyurruwyi-yurrampi