Up to 10 films are selected for the Foxtel Australian
Documentary Prize, which acknowledges excellence in local
documentary production and is open to films of any length. The
Foxtel jury awards a cash prize of $10,000, presented at SFF's
Closing Night ceremony on Sunday 16 June.
A 20-something woman signs on as a shepherd in the French Alps,
struggling to learn traditional ways and discovering inner
strength, in a uniquely intimate Australian documentary.
This impressive documentary follows the story of George
Rrurrambu Burarrawanga, the charismatic and inspirational frontman
of pioneering Indigenous rockers the Warumpi Band.
Jack Buckskin is on a mission to renew a once-extinct language
and to inspire a new generation to connect with the land and
culture of his ancestors.
Two young Aussie guys, Clark Carter and Chris Bray, decide to cross
a remote island in the Arctic - just for the hell of it - in a
21st-century boy's own adventure.
Renowned filmmaker and artist George Gittoes forms an artists'
collective in western Afghanistan and sets about producing films
with an international cast and crew against all odds.
Winner of SFF's 2010 FOXTEL Australian Documentary Prize with
director Juliet Lamont returns with the insightful and entertaining
story of Burma's first girl band and their Australian mentor.
Sydney photographer Murray Fredericks and filmmaker Michael
Angus (Salt) join forces once again to seek visual
inspiration in the featureless landscape of the unforgiving
Greenland Ice Cap.
This fascinating new Australian documentary, narrated by Russell
Crowe, explores the role of France's Bordeaux wines as global
commodity, attracting voracious interest from China's newly wealthy
elite. SFF's Gourmet Cinema experience follows the film.
Jeremy Oxley, enigmatic frontman of '80s Sydney postpunk band The
Sunnyboys, emerges from isolation, attempting to unpick the past
and return to the stage.
A revelatory documentary follows recovering addicts and a drug
counsellor from a New South Wales rehab centre on the Camino de
Santiago, a centuries-old 800-kilometre pilgrim trail through