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Tann, Sherpa and Glitch take top gongs at Adg Awards

Tanna is based on a true story about a girl who runs away from an arranged marriage.


Tanna, Sherpa and Peter Allen - Not the Boy Nex Door have taken top honours at the 2016 Australian Director's Guild Awards.

Jennifer Peedom has won Best Direction in a Documentary Feature at the Awards in Melbourne, in the same week as her film Sherpa passed $1 million at the local box office.

Hosted by Nazeem Hussain, the awards honoured the outstanding work over the past year of Australian directors working in film, television, music and advertising..

Other winners included Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, who won Best Direction in a Feature Film for Tanna..

The film was made in collaboration with the Yakel people of Tanna, Vanuatu.

Rachel Perkins won her second Adg Award, this time for Best Direction in a Telemovie for Redfern Now: Promise Me..

Best Direction in a TV Drama Series

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