Monte Miller awards showcase new talent (Premium content) Premium content Winners announced in premier Awards for future of Australian screenwriting. Winners announced in premier Awards for future of Australian screenwriting Screenwriters Nir Shelter and Jules Duncan have been announced the 2018 Monte Miller Award winners, taking home the top prizes in Australia’s premier awards for unproduced screenplays last night in Melbourne. In a competitive year of over 450 entries, Shelter was awarded the prize in the Short Form category for the thrillerHome, while Duncan received the Long Form Award for the comedic feature The Big Yarn. Proving once again that well-crafted stories come in all genres and sizes, their scripts could not be more different: Home grapples with the weight of fear and moral responsibility on an IDF soldier facing a possible attack on a civilian bus in Israel, whileThe Big Yarn draws us into the small town of Karratha in Western Australia, where a pedantic journo and wannabe cop embroil themselves in comedic chaos and conspiracy. ‘The Monte Miller Awards have fast become one of the top nights on the industry calendar, showcasing a diverse range of styles and genres by the future of Australian screenwriting,’ said Group CEO Jacqueline Elaine. ‘We’re proud to introduce these talented writers to the industry as the latest Monte Miller cohort of exceptional rising talent.’ The Awards were presented last night to a packed room of screenwriters, entrants, producers and industry decision makers, with AWG President Shane Brennan announcing the winners and comedian Tom Ballard acting as host. Supported by Screen Australia, the Awards are an Australian Writers’ Guild tradition stretching back to the 70s and each year recognise excellence in screenwriting and playwriting from within the Guild’s Associate Membership. The eight shortlisted scripts are now showcased o nPathways Showcase, and can be found linked below. The 2018 Monte MillerAwards Short Form Category Winner Nir Shelter for Home Shortlist Michael Gupta fo rIf Pain Persists Alice Jones for Any Different Steven J. Tandy and Melissa Fletcher for Junk Long Form Category Winner Jules Duncan forThe Big Yarn Shortlist Steven Arriagada, Michael Bates and Bryan Chau for The Anti-Socials Catherine Prosser and Paul Bissett for Hoop Alex Von Hofmann for Locked In The Monte Miller Awards are made possible with support from Screen Australia ScreenHub This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? Trending now 1 Neil Gaiman to appear in Australia (locked) 2 8 curators pick artists to watch in 2020 3 Vale Steph Bowe, author of Girl Saves Boy 4 Art, empathy and crossing borders: a provocation by Yaron Lifschitz (locked) 5 Film Review: True History of the Kelly Gang You might like this Features Hotel Mumbai tops list of Australian overseas releases Policy Opinions & Analysis Open Letter to the media on climate change denial Policy Career Advice Breaking out of a creative rut Professional Development Career Advice Welcoming a newbie to the office (from the archives) Professional Development opportunities Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Call for Artists opportunities Brian Boak Outstanding Performer Bursary Call for Artists Already an ArtsHub subscriber? Log in To review our subscription options please select View options Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Like this content? Receive industry jobs, news, and more to your inbox Subscribe Like this content? Receive newsletters featuring leading industry jobs, news, opportunities and events Cancel Jobs News Career Advice BECOME A MEMBER AND UNLOCK UNLIMITED ACCESS VIEW PLANS Join this Month and Save! Become a member this month and save 20% off your Annual ArtsHub Membership. Access 100s of Jobs listed by Australia's top arts organisations Career advice from leading industry professionals Breaking industry news so you hear it first Rewards and exclusive member-only giveaways For less than $2.30 per week now is the best time to join Australia’s largest arts network. Join Today!