This Award was originally known as the “National Film Man of the Year” until 1994, when it was changed to “National Film Pioneer of the Year”.  Then in 1998, it was re-named again to read “National Cinema Pioneer of the Year”.

2016 – Peter Fenton OAM

Peter Fenton began his film career as a sound mixer with Merv Murphy’s Paddington production company Supreme Sound in 1958. The complex (which included a laboratory), specialised in cinema and television commercials, as well as documentaries and the occasional television pilot. Peter had worked with radio 2UE as an on-air panel operator, and later as a Production Operator recording commercials, jingles and serials. After a brief stint at Natec…