Mark Joffe

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Mark Joffe
Born Mark Joffe
Polotsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR, now Belarus
Occupation Film director, producer
Years active 1981–present

Mark Joffe (born 1956) is an Australian film and television director.[1] He has directed feature films, telemovies, and drama series.[2]

Joffe "learned his trade at Crawford Productions",[3] working on Carson's Law, Special Squad and Neighbours. His first major directing job was the first episode of The Great Bookie Robbery (1986).

He agreed to direct the Irish-American film The Matchmaker after gaining approval to have the script rewritten by Irish writer Graham Linehan, one of the writers of Father Ted.[4]


In 1987 Joffe won the Australian Film Institute award for Best Direction in Television for The Great Bookie Robbery. In 1991 he won the Peace Prize at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival[5] for More Winners: Boy Soldiers. In 1992 he was nominated for the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for Spotswood.


Feature films

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mark Joffe on IMDb
  2. ^ "Interview with Mark Joffe", Signet, 21 March 1996 accessed 19 November 2012
  3. ^ The Great Bookie Robbery Archived 19 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine. - Cinephilia
  4. ^ Joffe, Mark : The Matchmaker - Urban Cinephile
  5. ^ IMDb - Awards for Mark Joffe

External links[edit]

Mark Joffe on IMDb