Ben Ferris

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Ben Ferris is an Australian filmmaker [1] and the Artistic Director of the Sydney Film School.[2] As a film writer/director he has won major international awards, including the Grand Prix at the Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Festival in Tokyo, Japan for his short film "The Kitchen" (2003)[3] and the Grand Prix at the One Take Film Festival[4] in Zagreb, Croatia for his short film "Ascension" (2004).[5] He has written and directed the feature film "Penelope" (2009)[6] which screened in National Competition at the 56th Pula Film Festival [7] and the critically acclaimed[8][9] feature film "57 Lawson" (2016)[10]. In 2017 he won a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.[11] In 2018 he was shortlisted for the Eurimages Project Lab Award at the 54th Karlovy Vary Film Festival for his upcoming feature film "In(di)visible"[12].


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  5. ^ "Ten films in ten take".
  6. ^ "Entrapped in a dream world". 25 May 2011.
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  8. ^ Mathieson, Craig (2018-10-20). "Short Cuts: 57 Lawson, Jewish and Iranian film festivals". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  9. ^ Wilson, Jake (2018-10-23). "Top five films: best of the big screen". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  10. ^ "57 Lawson – An Interview with Ben Ferris". 13 September 2016.
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  12. ^ "KVIFF | Book of Projects". Retrieved 2018-09-13.