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The Brian Beaton Award

Thursday, December 01, 2016

An award fitting of the fine person who it is named after.

Screenwest, FTI and Artemis International have announced a new award to celebrate the life of accomplished documentary filmmaker Brian Beaton, who passed away in June this year. The Brian Beaton Award will be presented annually at the West Australian Screen Awards and is available to factual filmmakers of all levels working on projects that have the potential to contribute to the community and initiate positive social change.

The award recipient will receive tailored mentorships from leading industry professionals in Western Australia, a cash contribution of $5,000 towards the project, as well as additional support through FTI’s philanthropy program.

Award guidelines will be available in early 2017, with the first award presented at the 2017 West Australian Screen Awards.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the award prize can make a donation to the fund via FTI through philanthropy@fti.asn.au . Donors will be provided with a tax deductible receipt.