Griffith alumnus and respected film producer Angie Fielder and her crewmates on Lion have taken out the Best Film prize at the 2017 AACTA Awards.
The Best Film AACTA was one of a dozen awards, from as many nominations, claimed at the event by the critically lauded Australian produced film, which stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.
The accolade follows an Oscar nomination – for Best Picture, no less – for the producer and the Lion team, as well as the Feature Film of the Year award at November’s Screen Producers Australia Awards.
Lion broke box-office records for independent Australian film following its release, picked up Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, and won BAFTAs for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Before she was an award-winning producer, Angie graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 1996, and went on to be named Griffith Film School‘s Graduate of the Year in 2012.
In keeping with the university’s reputation for achieving remarkable outcomes for its alumni, Angie went to the UK to work for the British Film Institute and helped to organise the London Film Festival, before returning to Australia to work on the Inside Film Awards, among other pursuits.
She went on to co-found her own production company, Aquarius Films, with fellow acclaimed filmmaker Polly Staniford. Since Lion, Aquarius has worked on psychological horror-thriller Berlin Syndrome and extolled documentary Roller Dreams.