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Newsletter - February 2004 - Awards & Festivals Selection
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This is the website of the former Film Finance Corporation (FFC), now part of Screen Australia.


Awards and Festival Selection for FFC - Financed Productions

February 2004

The Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story wins Global Peace Prize

Peter Hegedus' award-winning documentary The Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story was awarded first prize at the Global Peace Film Festival in the USA. The jury awarded $US8,000 to be split evenly between producer/director Peter Hegedus and the subject of the film, Balazs Meszaros.

The Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story received the prestigious Hungarian Film Critic's award for best documentary in the social documentary category and was recently shortlisted for an academy award nomination.

The Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story


Love's Brother at Santa Barbara Film Festival

The feature film Love's Brother (producer Jane Scott, director/writer Jan Sardi) screened at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which ran from January 30 to February 8 2004.

The film was well received with both screenings filled to capacity. Due to the high demand a third screening was subsequently organised for the Sunday.

Other documentary news:

  • The documentary series Stories from the Stone Age (producer Claire Jager, director Roger Scholes, writers Katherine Scholes, Claire Jager) which saw Tasmanian landscapes and people transformed to reflect periods of pre-history in the Middle East, premiered as part the Roaring 40s Film Festival, which ran from 3-7 January 2004 in Tasmania.
Love's Brother
  • Chinese Takeaway (producer/director Mitzi Goldman) was selected to screen at the Honolulu International Festival in February.

  • Two Thirds Sky was selected to screen at the Festival of Arts in Montreal, Canada.
Chinese Takeaway




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