Awards & Media

Winner 2015 CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize


Official selection 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival


Finalist 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival People's Choice Awards

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Nominated 2015 Australian Screen Editors Ellie Award for Feature Documentary Editing

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Nominated 2015 Australian Screen Sound Guild Awards for Best Sound in a Documentary

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Nominated 2015 Australian Teachers of Media Awards for Best Documentary (Social & Political Issues)

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Nominated 2015 Film Critics Circle of Australia for Best Feature Documentary 


In Competition 2015 Asia Pacific Screen Awards



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The Australian - "No sharper visual account of contemporary existence on the Aboriginal frontier in remote Australia has been produced."

Nicolas Rothwell, 9th December 2015

Putuparri And The Rainmakers: Journey of the spirit


The Age & Sydney Morning Herald - ""

Philippa Hawker, 30th Sept 2015

Putuparri And The Rainmakers: A story of life, time and culture


The Sunday Age - "...In this enthralling and ambitious documentary, film-maker Nicole Ma uses the hard-won changes in the life of Tom Lawford to examine the distance between the traditional and modern way of life."

Craig Mathieson


The Age MIFF review - "A remarkable piece of filmmaking"

Karl Quinn, 14th August 2015

Putuparri And The Rainmakers provides rare glimpse into vanishing world


4:3 Film - "Recommended...Putuparri And The Rainmakers is entirely worth your while"

Jim Poe, 16th August 2015

MIFF reviews - Putuparri And The Rainmakers


The Conversation - "Ma captures the beauty, diversity and visual distinctiveness of local life"

Sandy Toussaint, 14th August 2015

Putuparri and the Rainmakers is a stunning story of Aboriginal culture, life and law