2022 aacta awards best documentary nomination

Everybody’s oma nominated for australia’s most prestigeous film & Television industry award

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AACTA has just announced the nominees for the 2022 AACTA Award for Best Documentary.

“Following successful festival runs on the local and international circuits, these six productions represent the most compelling feature-length, non-fiction films made by Australians in the past year”.

Contending for the coveted Best Documentary Award are:

Ablaze, Clean, Everybody’s Oma, Franklin, Ithaka, River.

“This year’s six nominees for Best Documentary range from human-centred stories following the lives of Australian figures, to informative productions that allow for greater understanding of the world we live in.  We can be reminded that Australia is responsible for producing some of the best documentaries available globally.” – AACTA Awards and Industry Development Manager, Ivan Vukusic.

“The whole creative team is so thrilled to see our family’s story has resonated so richly, not just with Australian audiences, but with our AACTA industry colleagues as well. We’re so honoured to be nominated amongst such insightful documentaries this year.” – Jason van Genderen, Director.
AACTA Award logo 2022


Filmmaker Jason van Genderen is obsessed with making home videos about his elderly mother and, when he creates a supermarket at home during lockdown, he accidentally turns ‘Oma’ into an internet celebrity. Their heartwarming home movies quickly attract a worldwide audience of over 100,000,000 people. This is an unforgettable story of a family that comes together whilst beautifully falling apart.