Steven Ball
Marie Craven
Solrun Hoaas
Daryl Dellora

Melbourne independent filmmakers

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Giorgio Mangiamele
Michael Buckley
Moira Joseph
 
     


Fiona Cochrane
b. Melbourne, Australia.

BIOGRAPHY:  Fiona Cochrane graduated from Monash medical school before following her passion - film.

She took courses and worked on film crews, learning her trade as continuity person, first assistant director and production manager before taking on roles as director and producer.

 

With a young child to look after she found it easier to work as a producer, and has produced low-budget independent Australian feature films such as Holidays on the River Yarra (1991) which was selected for the ‘Un Certain Regard’ Section of Cannes Film Festival, and Nirvana Street Murder (1990) as well as numerous documentaries and short films.

Her main interest has always been directing and more recently she has been trying to primarily direct (or direct and produce) both on dramas and on documentaries. In 2007 she made a feature-length intimate observational documentary called Rachel: A Perfect Life which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival, and in 2008 she completed an ultra low-budget feature film called Four of a Kind which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival.  Her most recent film is the feature length music documentary Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon. All of her films have screened internationally at numerous festivals and won an array of awards (listed later).



 
 
Tug of War

CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   I was drawn to film-making as a means of examining (and perhaps influencing) socio-political issues, and this is still one of my primary interests, particularly in terms of documentary subject matter. I have made films on subjects that include teenage single mothers, child sexual abuse, sexual assault and ‘women’s issues’, indigenous issues, and more recently I have researched a number of medically-based documentaries since I have training in the area. The first of these is the feature length documentary Rachel: A Perfect Life, which is about a young woman with epilepsy.

Coming from a musical background, my first directing work was on music clips and my first two short films were musically-based (I’m Thankful for What I’ve Got! and Coffee’s On). I still retain a keen interest in musical topics (such as the cultural appropriation of music in Beating The Drum), as well as the educational documentary Music of the Brain and my most recent feature documentary about Australian musician Joe Camilleri (Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon).

I have also made several programs focusing around sporting teams – a fictitious women’s basketball team (Gorilla Girls), the Australian Paralympic wheelchair basketball teams (Screamin’ Wheelies), and the Australian Women’s Tug of War team (Tug Of War) -  although each film has attempted to depict more than just the sport on screen.

 

In terms of dramatic content my taste is quite eclectic, but unlike many directors I am not a drama writer so am dependent on the work that writers bring to me, or on works that I read and option. I generally prefer fairly complex pieces, but am not averse to light, humorous pieces either if there are interesting characters involved. My latest low-budget feature is a series of dialogues between women, and is more of a performance piece than a visual work.

Fiona Cochrane, June 2015


FILMOGRAPHY:

 
 
Out of Bounds

Music clips for The Dynamic Hepnotics  (1984 & 1985)

 

I’m Thankful for What I’ve Got  (1986, 17 mins, 16mm, musical short)

(Also Writer/Producer/Editor)

 

Coffee’s On!  (1987, 26 mins, 16mm, musical short)
(Also Writer/Producer/Editor)    

 

So Young   (1989, 50 mins, video, documentary)
(Also Writer)     

 

The Dilemma  (1991, 25 mins, shot 16mm/completed video, drama/special)     
              
                       

Youth Express (1992, television documentary series for SBS)

Director of two episodes:


Is Justice For All?
  (1992, 50 mins, video, documentary)           
(Also Writer)     
            
           

Is Grass Greener?   (1992, 30 mins, video, documentary)          
(Also Writer)                 
Also Co-ordinating Director of three other episodes in the series

 

 
 
Gorilla Girls

Music segments for NOMAD (SBS Music program, 1993/4)                                           

 

Speaking Up  (1994, 40 mins, video, documentary)
(Also Writer)                           

 

In The Family  (1994, 50 mins, video, documentary) 

(Also Writer/Producer)  

           

Out of Bounds  (1995, 20 minutes, video, children’s drama)       

(Also Co-producer)       

 

Plaything?  (1995, 15 mins, video, educational )
(Also Co-writer/Co-producer)     

 

pgr: the benefit of Public Education  (1996/7, 50 mins, video, musical performance/documentary) 
(Also Producer)

 

Gorilla Girls  (1997, 30 mins, 16 mm, drama/comedy)   
(Also Co-producer)      

 

Music Segments (1997/8, 13 x 5 minutes for SBS)

 

Beating The Drum  (1998, 50 mins, video, documentary)
(Also Co-writer/Co-producer)    

 

ScreaminWheelies  (1999/2000, 30 mins, video, documentary)
(Also Writer/Producer)  

 

 
 
Beating the Drum

Stories and Songs of the People: They Came for Gathering  (2000, 20 mins, video, musical performance/documentary)                     
(Also Producer)

 

Tug of War  (2002, 30 mins, video, documentary)
(Also Producer)

 

Stories and Songs of the People: The Second Stage  (2003, 50 mins, video, musical performance/documentary)                     
(Also Producer)

 

Seaman Dan & Friends: Welcome to the Torres Strait (2005, 26 mins, video, musical  documentary)                                      
(Also Producer)

 

We The Jury  (2006, 20 mins, educational video)

 

Rachel: A Perfect Life   (2007, 90 mins, video, feature documentary)

(Also Producer)

 

Four of a Kind    (2008, 115 mins, feature film)              
(Also Producer)

 

Music of the Brain        (2009, 55 mins, documentary)   
(Also Producer)

 

Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon   (2011, 110 mins, documentary)       

(Also Producer)

 

All in Her Stride  (2014, 55 mins, documentary) 
(Also Producer)

 

8 music videos for The Black Sorrows (2011 to 2015)     
(Also Producer)

 


 
 
Rachel: A Perfect Life

Also PRODUCER of:

Passiona  (1988, 30 mins, 16mm, drama)

Nirvana Street Murder (1990, feature, 16/35 mm)

Holidays on the River Yarra (1991, feature, 16/35mm)

Rhino Christmas (1991, 30 mins, 16 mm, children’s drama)

Ideological Landscapes (1998, 30 mins, video, experimental)

Into The Dark (2001, 6 mins, 35 mm, animation)

Taringa 4068: Our Place and Time (2002, 26 mins, video, documentary)

Opera Therapy (2005, 52 mins, video, documentary)

Chainsaw (2007, 24 mins, animation)

Silly and Serious: The Self-portraits of William Robinson (2008, 26 mins, video, documentary)

The First Interview (2011, short documentary- 15 and 30 minute versions)

The Legend of the Flying Leathernecks (2012, 55 mins, video, documentary)

& numerous educational videos

 

LINE PRODUCER or CONSULTANT PRODUCER on numerous

documentaries and dramas

 


AWARDS:

 
 

I’m Thankful for What I’ve Got             

1988 ATOM Awards Finalist

1987 GUO Awards Finalist

 

So Young  

1990 ATOM Award for Social Issues

 

The Dilemma

1991 ATOM Award for Social Issues

1990 Gold ACS (Vic) Award for Short Drama

 

Speaking Up 

Bronze Medal at 1995 New York Festivals

 

In The Family 

Bronze Award at 1996 Worldfest - Houston (USA)

Bronze Award at 1995 Worldfest - Charleston  (USA)

Honourable Mention at 1994 Chris Awards (USA)

Honourable Mention at 1996 CINDY Awards (USA)

 

Out of Bounds

Bronze plaque at 1995 Chris Awards (USA)

Certificate of Merit at 1995 Chicago International Film Festival (USA)

Bronze Apple at 1995 National Educational Media Awards (USA)

Bronze Cindy Award 1996 (USA)

Finalist at 1995 Worldfest-Charleston (USA)

Finalist at 1996 ATOM Awards

 

Gorilla Girls

Best of Show in Short Film at 1998 CINDY Awards (USA)

Gold CINDY in Shorts at 1998 CINDY Awards (USA)

Silver Award in Short Narrative at 1997 Worldfest-Charleston (USA)

Special Commendation at 1998 Canadian International Film & Video Festival

Certificate of Merit at 1998 Mumbai International Film Festival (India)

Honourable Mention at 1997 Chris Awards (USA)

Honourable Mention at 1998 Rochester International Film Festival (USA)

Highly Commended at 1997 Dendy Awards / Sydney Film Festival

Finalist at 1997 Exposure Int. Short Film Festival (Australia) in the categories of :

          - Best Film;

- Directing;

- Scriptwriting;

- Editing;

- Acting-Female

- Acting-Male.

 

 

 
 
Beating the Drum

Beating The Drum 

Gold CINDY at the 1999 International CINDY competition (USA)

Gold Special Jury Award at 1999 Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival (USA)

Bronze Plaque at 1998 Columbus International Film & Video Awards (USA)

Bronze Award at 1998 Worldfest - Flagstaff International Film Festival (USA)

Certificate of Creative Excellence at 1999 US International Film & Video Festival

Finalist at 1999 Golden Rose of Montreux competition (Switzerland)

Honourable Mention at 1999 PHILAFILM Int. Film Festival (USA)

Highly Commended at 1998 Bathurst Film Festival (Australia)

 

Screamin’ Wheelies 

Best Independent Documentary at 2000 Canadian Int. Film & Video Festival

Best Independent Entry at 2000 Canadian Int. Film & Video Festival

Best Video Documentary at 2000 Empire State Film Festival (USA)

Best Documentary Short at 2000 Santa Clarita Film Festival (USA)

Best Documentary Short at 2000 ATOM Awards (Australia)

Gold Award in Sport at 2000 Worldfest-Houston (USA)

Silver CINDY Award at 2000 International CINDY Competition (USA)

Bronze Plaque at 2000 Columbus International Film & Video Awards (USA)

Finalist at 2000 Shanghai Television festival competition (China)

Finalist at 2000 New York Festivals Television competition (USA)

Mention of Honour at 2002 Sport Movies and TV (Italy)

 

Stories and Songs of the People: They Came for Gathering 

Best Foreign Documentary at 2001 Santa Clarita International Film Festival (USA)

Silver CINDY at the 2001 International CINDY competition (USA)

 

Tug of War 

Gold Remi Award at 2003 Worldfest Houston (USA)

Certificate of Merit at 2002 Intercom Film & Video Competition (USA)

Honourable Mention at 2002 Columbus Int. Film & Video Awards (USA)

Bronze Certificate of Merit at 2003 Prix Leonardo (Italy)

 

Seaman Dan & Friends: Welcome to the Torres Strait

Honourable Mention at 2006 Chris Awards (USA)

 

Rachel: A Perfect Life

Gold Plaque at 2008 Hugo Television Awards (USA)

Best Feature Documentary at 2008 POW Fest (USA)

Best Documentary of the decade at 2009 ILAE Centenary Awards of Film (UK)

2008 CINE Golden Eagle Award (USA)

Bronze Remi Award at 2008 Worldfest-Houston (USA)

Finalist at 2008  New York Festival Film & Video Awards (USA)

Finalist for Best Direction in a Documentary at 2008 AFI Awards

Finalist for Outstanding Film or Show Directed By a Woman at 2008 WIN Awards (USA)

Honourable Mention at 2007 Accolade Competition (USA)

 

Music of the Brain

Best Short Documentary at 2009 SkyFest Film & Script Festival (USA)

Gold Remi Award winner at 2010 Worldfest Houston Awards (USA)

Winner of Dance & Music Related Film Competition at 2011 ReelHeART International

Film Festival (USA)

Finalist at 2010 New York International TV & Film Awards

Finalist for Best Documentary & Best Cinematography for a Documentary

            at 2010 World Music & Independent Film Festival (USA)

Honourable Mention at 2009 CHRIS Awards (USA)

Award of Merit at 2009 Accolade Competition (USA)

 

Four of a Kind

Best Feature Film at 2009 ReelHeART Film Festival (Canada)

Best Feature Film at 2009 SkyFest Film & Script Festival (USA)

Silver Lei Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at 2010 Honolulu Int. Film Festival

Bronze Palm Award at 2010 Mexico International Film Festival

Runner Up for Audience Award Winner at 2009 Revolve Film Festival (USA)

Runner Up for Audience Favourite Feature at 2009 Riverside International Film Festival (USA)

Award of Merit for Leading Actor (Leverne McDonnell) at 2009 Indiefest (USA)

Nominated for Best Feature Film at 2010 Heart of England Int. Film Festival

Finalist for GRASS Award at 2009 Australian Directors Guild Awards

 

Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon

Finalist for Best Arts Documentary at 2011 ATOM Awards (Australia)

Best Feature Documentary at 2011 SkyFest Film & Script Festival (USA)

Gold Remi Winner at 2012 WorldFest Houston Awards (USA)

Bronze Palm Award at 2012 Mexico International Film Festival

Winner of Dance & Music Category at 2012 ReelHeART International Film Festival (Canada)

Best Music Doc of Foreign Origins at 2012 Bare Bones Music Festival (USA)

Finalist for Best Cinematography in a Feature Doc at 2012 World Music & Independent Film Festival (USA)

Award of Merit at 2011 Accolade Competition (USA)

Best Performance finalist at 2012 Movie Maverick Awards (USA)

Best Soundtrack finalist at 2012 Movie Maverick Awards (USA)

“The Precious” finalist at 2012 Movie Maverick Awards (USA)

Finalist at 2012 Blue Mountains Film Festival and Yowie Awards (Aus)

 

How Could I Be So Wrong” music video by The Black Sorrows

Winner at 2013 The Indie Gathering International Film Festival (USA)

Gold Remi Winner at 2013 WorldFest Houston Awards (USA)

 

Return of the Voodoo Sheiks” music video by The Black Sorrows

Best Music Video at 2014 The Indie Gathering (USA)

 

Can’t Give Up on You” music video by The Black Sorrows

Bronze Palm award at 2015 Mexico International Film Festival

Aloha Accolade award at 2015 Honolulu Film Awards

Best Music Video at 2014 The Indie Gathering (USA)

Bronze Medal at 2014 Global Music Awards (USA)

 

All In Her Stride

Special Jury Remi award at 2015 WorldFest-Houston (USA)

Best Documentary Short at 2015 Mexico International Film Festival

Best Documentary nomination for 2015 Depth of Field Int. Film Festival (USA)

Exceptional Merit award at 2015 Depth of Field International Film Festival (USA)
Platinum Award winner at 2015 International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues

          & Zero Discrimination (Indonesia)

Best Director nomination for Documentary in 2015 Aust. Directors Guild awards

Silver Award Winner in 2014 International Independent Film Awards (USA)

Award of Merit: Women Filmmakers in 2014 Accolade Competition (USA)

Award of Merit: Documentary Short in 2014 IndieFEST Film Awards (USA)

 

 

Also numerous awards for the films PRODUCED, such as

Nirvana Street Murder             

New Australian Film Award at 1990 Frames Film Festival

 

Ideological Landscapes                      

Gold Award (Experimental section) at 1999 CINDY Awards (USA)

Honourable Mention at 1999 CHRIS Awards (USA)

Certificate of Merit at 1999 Festival of Nations Film Festival (Austria)

 

Taringa 4068: Our Place and Time

Silver Medal at 2004 New York Festivals Awards

Best Short Film at 2004 Ohio Independent Film Festival (USA)

Silver Remi Award at 2003 Worldfest Houston (USA)

Bronze Plaque at 2002 Chris Awards (USA)
2002 ACS (Qld) Cinematography Award for Documentary

 

Opera Therapy

Silver Hugo at 2006 Chicago International Film Festival (USA)

Best Documentary Feature at 2006 Independents’ Film Festival (USA)

Winner of the Chris Statuette at 2006 Chris Awards (USA)

 

Into The Dark

Official Selection 2002 Annecy International Animation Festival (France)
Silver Hugo at 2002 Chicago International Film Festival (USA)

Certificate of Merit, Animation Category at 2002 Golden Gate Awards (USA)

Finalist in 2002 Dendy Awards (Sydney Film Festival)

Finalist in Short Film at 2002 Australian Effects & Animation Awards

Finalist for Best Short Film at 2002 Australian Film Critics Awards

Finalist for Best Short Animation at 2002 AFI Awards

 

Chainsaw

Official Selection at 2008 Annecy International Animation Festival (France)

Grand Prize at 2008 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany)

Grand Prize at 2008 Huesca International Film Festival (Spain)

Grand Prize at 2008 I Castelli Animati Festival (Italy)

Grand Prize at 2008 Istanbul Animation Festival (Turkey)

Grand Prize at Ottowa International Animation Festival (Canada)

Critics Prize at 2008 Huesca International Film Festival  (Spain)

Onda Curta Prize at 2008 Curtas Vilo do Condo Int. Short Film Festival (Portugal)

Best Independent Short Animation at 2008 Ottowa Int. Animation Festival (Canada)

Best Animation at 2008 New Orleans Film Festival (USA)

Best Short Animation at 2008 Austin Film Festival (USA)

Best Animated Short Film at 2009 Tabor Film Festival (Croatia)

Best International Short Film at 2009 Cortoons Animated Film Festival (Italy)

Best Short Film at 2009 Mecal International Short Film Festival (Spain)

Best Animation at 2009 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee (USA)

Best Animation (15-60 minutes) at 2009 Anifest, Czech Republic

Best Story at 2009 Fantoche International Animation Festival (Switzerland)

Silver Pegasus award at 2009 Animator Festival (Poland)

Best Director of an Animated Film at 2008 Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards

Certificate of Merit at 2008 HUGO Television Awards (USA)

Honourable Mention at 2008 CHRIS Awards (USA)

Director’s Choice – 3rd Prize at 2010 Black Maria Film & Video Festival (USA)

Jury’s Special Mention at Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia)

Jury’s Special Mention at 2010 International Short Animation Festival in Rouanne (France)

Finalist at 2008 Dendy Awards (Sydney Film Festival)

Finalist at 2008 ATOM Awards (Australia)

Finalist for Best Short Animation at 2008 AFI Awards

Finalist for Best Short Screenplay at 2008 AFI Awards

 

Silly & Serious:  William Robinson and Self portraits

Bronze Remi at 2009 Worldfest Houston (USA)

Special Jury Award at 2008 Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival (USA)


FESTIVALS: (in addition to those in which films received awards):

 
 
Gorilla Girls

I’m Thankful for What I’ve Got 

Locally

1987 Sydney Film Festival (Australia)
1987 St Kilda Film Festival (Australia)

1987 Spoleto Film Festival (Australia)

 

In The Family 

1994 Encontros Internacionais Cinema Documental (Portugal)

1995 Ankara International Film Festival (Turkey)

1995 St Kilda Film Festival (Australia)

 

Out of Bounds 

1995 Atlantic Film Festival, Canada

1995 Cairo International Children’s Film Festival

1995 Chicago International Film Festival (USA)

Screened on ABC-television for International Children’s Day

 

Gorilla Girls 

Internationally

1997 Boston Film Festival (USA),

1997 Antalya Golden Orange International Short Film Festival (Turkey),

1997 Siena International Short Film Festival (Italy),

1998 Festival Internazionale Cinema Delle Donne (Italy),

1998 Women in the Director’s Chair Film Festival, Chicago (USA),

1998 San Diego International Film Festival (USA),

1998 Minimalen Short Film Festival (Norway),

1998 Palm Beach International Film Festival (USA),

1998 Humboldt International Film Festival (USA),

The Reel Frontier - 1998 Arizona International Film Festival  (USA),

1998 International Film Festival of Uruguay,

1998 Corto Imola International Short Film Festival (Italy),

1998 Central Florida Film & Video Festival (USA),

1998 Femmedia Film & Video Festival (Sweden),

1998 Canadian International Film & Video Festival,

1998 Mumbai International Film Festival (India),

1998 Rochester International Film Festival (USA)

1999 St John’s International Women’s Film & Video Festival (Canada)

Kinofilm ‘99, Manchester International Short Film Festival (UK)

in addition to competitions at which awards were won (above)

 

Within Australia

1997 Sydney Film Festival

1997 St Kilda Film Festival,

1997 Exposure International Short Film Festival

1997 Bathurst Film Festival,

1997 Open City Film Festival,

1997 WOW (Women On Women) Festival (touring),

The 1997 Women’s Push (Bendigo Arts Festival),

The Showtime shorts selection at 1997 SPAA Conference,

1998 WAVE Festival,

Flickerfest ‘98,

1998 Edge of the World Film Festival,

1998 “Movies by Moonlight” Canberra Festival,

1999  REVelation Independent Film Festival (touring),

& as part of touring AFI theatrical shorts program - “Kiss Kiss Boom Boom”.

 

Beating The Drum 

1998 Encontros Internacionais Cinema Documental (Portugal)    

1999 Dublin Film Festival (Ireland)

1999 International Independent.Film Festival of Brussels (Belgium)

1999 US International Film & Video Festival

1999 PHILAFILM Int. Film Festival (USA)
1998 Bathurst Film Festival

2000 Mumbai International Film Festival (India)

 

Screamin’ Wheelies    

2000 Canadian Int. Film & Video Festival

2000 Empire State Film Festival (USA)

2000 Santa Clarita Film Festival (USA)

2000 Shanghai Television festival (China)

2000 New York Festivals (USA)

2000 Festival of Nations (Austria)

2002 Sport Movies and TV (Italy)

Eye Candy 2000

Screened on ABC TV for the opening of the 2000 Paralympic Games

 

Stories and Songs of the People: They Came for Gathering 

2001 Canadian International Annual Film & Video Festival

2001 Santa Clarita International Film Festival (USA)

2001 St Kilda Film Festival (Australia)

Eye Candy 2001,

2001 Splendour in the Grass – On Screen Gallery (Australia)       

 

Tug of War 

2002 Naked Eye Documentary Festival (USA)

2002 Female Eye Film Festival (Canada)

2002 Sidewalk Moving PictureFestival (USA)

2002 Ohio Independent Film Festival (USA)

2002 Festival der Nationen (Austria)

Sport Movies & TV 2002  (Italy)

2003 New York screening by Ohio Independent Film Festival (USA)

2003 Palm Beach International Film Festival (USA)

2003 Prix Leonardo (Italy)

2003 International Family Film Festival (USA)

2003 Myhelan Indie Film Festival (USA)

 

Seaman Dan & Friends: Welcome to the Torres Strait

2006 St Kilda Film Festival (Australia)

2006 Festival der Nationen (Austria)

2006 Independents’ Film Festival (USA)

2006 Heart of Gold Festival (Australia)

2007 International Festival of Films on Culture (India)

 

Rachel: A Perfect Life

2007 Sydney Film Festival

2008 Mumbai International Film Festival (India)

2008 Revolve Film Festival (USA)

2008 Independents’ Film Festival (USA)

2008 Lone Star International Film Festival (USA)

2008 Anchorage International Film Festival (USA)

2010 Heart of Gold International Film Festival (Aust)

 

Music of the Brain

2009 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (USA)

2009 chashama film festival, New York

2009 Revolve Film & Music Festival (USA)

2009 Paso Digital Film Festival (USA)

2009 Music Council of Australia Conference

2010 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (USA)

2010 Carolina Film & Video Festival (USA)

2010 Riverside International Film Festival (USA)
2010 Indie Spirit Film Festival (USA)

2010 White Sands International Film Festival (USA)

2010 Connecticut Film Festival (USA)

2010 Awareness Fest (USA)

2010 World Music & Independent Film Festival (USA)

2010 Utopia Film Festival (USA)

2010 DocMiami International Film Festival (USA),

2010 Docutah, Southern Utah International Film Festival (USA)

2010 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (USA)

2010 Louisville’s International Festival of Films (USA)

2010 La Femme Film Festival (USA)

2010 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA)

2010 Annual International Arts & Health Conference (Australia)

2011 ReelHeART International Film Festival (Canada)

 

Four of a Kind

2008 Montreal World Film Festival (Canada)

2009 Mill Valley Film Festival (USA)

2009 Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival (USA)

2009 Phoenix Film Festival (USA)

2009 Riverside International Film Festival (USA)

2009 M.A.L.I Women’s Film Festival (USA)

2009 Revolve Film & Music Festival (USA)

2009 Tupelo Film Festival (USA)

2009 Real to Reel International Film Festival (USA)

2009 ReelHeART International Film Festival (Canada)

2009 Lighthouse International Film Festival (USA)

2009 Ohio Independent Film Festival (USA)

2009 Port Townsend Film Festival (USA)

2009 Tacoma Film Festival (USA)

2009 Strasbourg International Film Festival (France)

2009 Louisville International Film Festival (USA)

2009 WOW Film Festival (Australia)

2010 California Independent Film Festival (USA)

2010 Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival (USA)

2010 Connecticut Film Festival (USA)

2010 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (USA)

2010 Okanagan International Film Festival (Canada)

2010 International Film Festival of South Africa

2010 Heart of England International Film Festival (UK)

2010 Gothenburg Lady Bug Fest (Sweden)

 

Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon

2011 Montreal World Film Festival (Canada)

2012 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (USA)

2012 Green Bay Film Festival (USA)

2012 Desert Rocks Film & Music Event (USA)

2012 Edmonton International Film Festival (Canada)

2012 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (USA)

2012 Louisville’s International Festival of Film (USA)

2012 CinefestOZ Film Festival (Aus)

 

All In Her Stride

2014 Women’s Director International Film Festival 2014 (India)

2015 SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

2015 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (USA)

2015 Riverside International Film Festival (USA)

2015 ReelHeART International Film Festival (Canada)

 

How Could I Be So Wrong” music video by The Black Sorrows

2012 World Music & Independent Film Festival (USA)

2013 International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (USA)

 

The Return of the Voodoo Sheiks” music video by The Black Sorrows

2013 International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (USA)

 

Can’t Give Up on You” music video by The Black Sorrows

2015 Tupelo Film Festival (USA)

2015 Universe Multicultural Film Festival (USA)

2015 SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival (USA)

2015 Canada International Film Festival

2015 Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival (USA)

 

Also numerous festivals for the films PRODUCED, such as:

Holidays on the River Yarra

Official Selection “Un Certain Regard” at 1991 Cannes Film Festival

1991 Melbourne Film Festival

1991 Tokyo Film Festival

1991 Chicago Film Festival

1991 Edinburgh Film Festival

1991 Montreal Film Festival (Canada)

1991 Vancouver Film Festival (Canada)

1992 Sundance Film Festival (USA)

1992 Annonay Film Festival (France)

1992 Valenciennes Film Festival (France)

1992 Umea Film Festival (Sweden)

1994 Film Victoria’s URBAN EDGE festival in London & Washington

1995 STRICTLY OZ: A History of Australian Film retrospective in New York

 

Nirvana Street Murder

1990 Toronto Film Festival (Canada)

1990 New Directors, New Directions (New York)

1990 Sydney Film Festival

 

Taringa 4068: Our Place and Time

2003 International Festival of Film on Art (Canada)

2003 BEYOND MEDIA – International Festival of Architecture in Video (Italy)

2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival (USA)

2004 International Family Film Festival (USA)

2004 Delta Film Festival (USA)

2003 Festival Der Nationen (Austria)

2003 St Kilda Film Festival (Australia)

2002 Brisbane International Film Festival (Australia)

 

Into The Dark

2002 San Francisco International Film Festival (USA)

2002 Stuttgart International Animation Festival (Germany)

2002 St Petersburg “Message to Man” International Film Festival (Russia),

2002 Dresden International Festival for Animation & Short Films (Germany),

2002 Anima Mundi (Brazil),

2002 Montecatini Terme International Short Film Festival (Italy),

2002 Brisbane International Film Festival (Australia),

2002 KROK Festival (Russia),

2002 Cork Film Festival  (Ireland),

2002 Chicago International Film Festival (USA),

2002 Dokfestival Leipzig (Germany),

2002 Brisbane International Animation Festival (Australia)

2002 Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada),

2002 Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia),

2002 Holland Animation Film Festival,

2003 Nashville Independent Film Festival (USA),

21st Century Oz : New Australian Film (Festival in Germany

 

Silly & Serious:  William Robinson and Self portraits

2008 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (USA)

2008 Independents’ Film Festival (USA)

2009 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (USA)

 

Chainsaw

2008 Annecy International Animation Festival (Official Competition)

2008 Stuttgart International Animation Festival (Official Competition)

2008 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Official Competition)

2008 Melbourne International Film Festival (Official Competition),

2008 Sydney Film Festival / Dendy Awards

2008 Brisbane International Film Festival (Official Competition)

2008 Nashville Film Festival (Official Competition)

2008 Athens International Film Festival, Ohio (Official Competition)

2008 Worldwide Short Film Festival, Canada (Official Competition)

2008 Huesca International Film Festival (Official Competition)

2008 Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal (International Competition)

2008 Seoul Animation Festival (Panorama Section)

2008 AICE Film Festival (Israel)

2008 London Film Festival (UK)

2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival (Official Competition)

2008 DOK Leipzig Festival (Germany)

2008 Animation Nation Festival, Singapore

2008 Columbus International Film & Video Festival (USA)

2008 Weisbaden Film Weekend (Germany)

2008 New Orleans Film Festival (Official Competition)

2008 Best of Shorts Fest (France)

2008 Animadrid (Official Competition) (Spain_

2008 Sarajevo Film Festival

2008 Sitges International Film Festival (Spain)

2008 Torino Film Festival (Italy)

2008 Atlantic Film Festival (Canada)

2008 Mill Valley Film Festival (USA)

2008 Kerry Film Festival (Ireland)

2008 Festival de Astorga (Spain)

2008 Off-Courts International Short Film Festival (France)

2008 San Francisco International Animation Festival (USA)

l’Alternativa 2008 – Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Spain)

2008 International Film Festival “Tomorrow”, Moscow

2008 Holland Animation Film Festival

2008 Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden)

2008 Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival (Spain)

2008 Short Film Festival Winterthur (Switzerland)

2008 Brisbane International Animation Festival (Australia)

2008 Cork Film Festival (Ireland)

2008 Austin Film Festival (USA)

2008 St Louis International Film Festival (USA)

2008 Istanbul International Animation Festival (Turkey)

2008 BeFilm The Underground festival, New York

2008 Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia)

2008 Best of the World Animateka (Slovenia)

2008 Best of Animation Program, Dresden

2008 Film Columbia, New York

2008 Vines Short Fest (USA)

2008 Animpact Animation Festival, Korea

2008 Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival, Krakow

2008 I Castelli Animati (Italy)

FeSanCor 2008 (Chile)

2009 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (France)

2009 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (Australia)

2009 Animated Exeter (UK)

2009 Festival d’un Jour, Valence (France)

2009 Cortoons Animated Film Festival (Italy)

2009 Cinequest Film Festival (USA)

2009 Portland International Film Festival (USA)

2009 Oz-Flix Australian Film Weekend, Canada

2009 Mecal International Short Film Festival (Spain)

2009 Florida Film Festival (USA)

2009 DC Independent film Festival (USA)

2009 Festival Regard sur le court metrage au Saguenay, Quebec

2009 Filmfest Augenweide (Germany)

2009 Centre Images (France)

Anima 2009 (Belgium)

2009 Animabasauris (Spain)

2009 Hors Pistes festival, Paris

2009 Anifest (Czech Republic)

Lucca Animation 2009

2009 Hong Kong International Film Festival

2009 Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA)

2009 Kansas City FilmFest (USA)

2009 Cinema Jove International Filmfest (Spain)

Animator 2009 (Poland)

2009 Image Forum (Japan)

2009 St Kilda Film Festival (Australia)

2009 Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia)

2009 Sydney International Animation Festival (Australia)

2009 Chungmuro International Film Festival (Seoul)

2009 Memphis International Film Festival (USA)

2009 Big Sur International Short Screening Series (USA)

2009 London International Animation Festival (UK)

2009 Fantoche Animated Film Festival (Switzerland)

2009 Big Cartoon Festival (Russia)

2009 Euganea Film Festival (Italy)

2009 KROK Film Festival

2009 Kecskemet International Animation Festival (Hungary)

2009 St Tropez Antipodes Film Festival

2009 International Short Film Festival Leuven (Belgium)

 

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2011 Melbourne International Film Festival

2011 Huesca International Film Festival (Spain)

2011 Curtas Vila do Condo International Film Festival (Portugal)

2011 Telluride Film Festival in “Filmmakers of Tomorrow” (USA)

2011 New Orleans Film Festival (USA)

2011 Sedicicorto International Film Festival (Italy)

2011 Brisbane Film Festival (Australia)

2011 Antenna Documentary Film Festival (Australia)

2011 Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Canada)

2011 Etudia & Anima International Film Festival (Poland)

2011 shnit International Shortfilmfestival (Switzerland)

2011 St Louis International Film Festival (USA)

2011 FIKE 2011 (Portugal)

2011 International Festival of Documentary and Short Films of Bilbao (Spain)

2012 EPOS - The International Art Film Festival (Israel)

2012 Flickerfest (Australia)

2012 International Rotterdam Film Festival (Holland)

2012 St Kilda Film Festival (Aus)


SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Reviews of all films are available from Fiona Cochrane.

http://www.moviecritic.com.au/four-of-a-kind-film-movie-review/

http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=15831&s=Reviews

http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/film/four-means-of-subterfuge/2009/06/10/1244313184462.html

http://www.sbs.com.au/films/article/single/5556/Playing-the-hand-they're-dealt


Fiona Cochrane, June 2015

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