Best Editing and Production Technique – Film and Television
Best Media Coverage Relating to Tourism Issues
Best Feature in Film and Television
A biennial event, the Laura Dance Festival is one of the largest Aboriginal cultural dance Festivals in Australia. Visual Obsession obtained exclusive rights to film and photograph and produce a 24 minute documentary for the festival. In March 2006, Imparja Television broadcast the production. The response from the Aboriginal communities throughout Cape York was fantastic.
The production team arrived at the ceremonial grounds on Thursday afternoon ready for the first corroborees to start on the Friday afternoon. Once the ceremonies and dancing began, it was non-stop action for three days. Starting each day at 6am and continuing through until midnight, the production team worked around the clock to keep on top of equipment maintenance in the dusty environment.