FEMALE directors dominate the major categories at the 2013 Australian Directors Guild Awards.

Posted Tuesday 14 May 2013

At a ceremony in Sydney this month, Cate Shortland won the best direction in a feature film prize for her period drama Lore, and Rachel Perkins won for direction of a TV drama series for Redfern Now.

Jessica Hobbs' won for direction in a TV mini series for ABC1's Devils' Dust. Despite being a multiple AFI/AACTA Award winner, it was Hobbs' first ADG win. She won over Daina Reid (Howzat! Kerry Packer's War) and Ian Watson (Underbelly Badness Ep 5) in the category.

Shortland, who acknowledged the plethora of female directors, won in a strong feature film category featuring her husband Tony Krawitz (Dead Europe), Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here) and Wayne Blair (The Sapphires). (Article by MICHAEL BODEY) http://bit.ly/1487iTd