WHILE The Dry may has missed out on the big gong AACTA Award for Best Film, the film's cast and crew didn't walk away from the awards empty handed.
The Australian Film Institute and Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards were presented on Wednesday, December 8.
The Dry, which was filmed in the Wimmera, walked away with two AACTA Awards and two audience choice awards.
It won the AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in Film and AACTA Award For Best Cinematography in Film.
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The film didn't go unnoticed by the popular choice, with The Dry winning Favourite Film for the Audience Choice Awards.
Lead actor Eric Bana won Favourite Actor for the Audience Choice Award.
The Dry premiered in Horsham in December 2020 before it's national release on New Year's Day 2021.
The film featured the landscapes of the Wimmera including quite a few faces from the area with many of the movie filmed in the region in 2019.
During its world premier in Horsham in December 2020, Mr Bana said the Wimmera was like nowhere else.
"I think this region is something else at sunrise and sunset," he said.
He also said the community should pat itself on the back for the work that went into the film.
"I just really hope that the locals can embrace the film, and really feel proud of it," Mr Bana said.
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