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Island Home Country (dir) Jeni Thornley

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Awards Nominated Best Achievement in Sound – Documentary,ASSG Awards 2008 High Commendation UTS Reconciliation Award, UTS Human Rights Awards 2008

Festivals International Anthro Film Festival, VICAS, Ho Chi Minh City 2012,ABC TV 1 & 2 national broadcasts 2009-2012 National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC Week), Riawunna, University of Tasmania, 6 July 2009 Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival, Khatmandu 2009 The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, Oregon USA 2009 Film Program, ‘Re-Orienting Whiteness’, Monash University 2008 Brisbane International Film Festival, Colourise BIFF 2008.



To The Other Shore (dir) Jeni Thornley

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Awards Nominated AWGIE Best Documentary Script, Australian Writers Guild ; Best Music Score in Documentary, Australian Guild of Screen Composers

Festivals: Madrid Experimental Film Week 1997, THEMHS International Conference on Mental Health 1997, Brisbane International Film Festival 1997, Calcutta International Film Festival 1997, 5th International Documentary Conference, Brisbane 1997, Mumbai International Documentary Film Festival 1998, Freud Conference, Deakin University 1998, After the Masters, Ivan Dougherty Gallery 1998, Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, State Library of Qld & QPIX, 1998, Crossing Boundaries Graduate Program, University of Western Sydney 1999, Films de Femmes, Creteil, Paris 1999, Cinema and Psychoanalysis Course –  Edith Cowan University, W.A. 2003, ‘Cinema & Psychoanalysis in the Twenty First Century’, Brisbane 26-28 March 2004, POPIG screening, Catholic University, Melbourne 2005.




For Love or Money ( McMurchy, Nash, Oliver & Thornley)

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 Also available is the companion book! For Love or Money: A pictorial history of women and work in Australia.

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Supporting For Love or Money’s incisive analysis of women and labour, the book offers a rich collection of documentary material, including photographs, posters, newspaper articles as well as letters, diaries, novels, pamphlets, speeches, interviews and interviews never before published. Also available from Ronin Films.

Awards Best Feature Documentary, International Cinema del Cinema delle Donne, Florence, 1984; Nomination for Best Screenplay, Best Documentary, AFI Awards, 1984; Highly Commended United Nations Media Peace Prize, 1985

Festivals, Conferences: Film and History Conference Latrobe University 1983, Young Film Forum, Berlin Film Festival 1984, San Francisco International Film Festival 1984, Women Make Movies Film Festival 1984, Internacional de Cinema Figuiera da Foz, Portugal 1984, Festival International du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal 1984, Uppsala Film Festival, Sweden 1984, ‘Through Her Eyes’, Women’s Film Festival, Toronto 1984, Tokyo International Women’s Film Festival 1985, Women’s International Film Forum, Nairobi, Kenya 1985, Semaine Internationale Cinema Valladolid, Spain 1985, Back of Beyond’: Discovering Australian Film and Television, UCLA, 1985, Festival Internacional de Filmes Realizados por Mulheres, Lisbon 1985, Cinema du Reel, Paris 1999, ‘Australian Film Event’ Pompidou Centre, Paris 1991, International Women’s Film Festival, Bangkok 1992, ‘Les Antipodes’, Films de Femmes, Creteil, Paris 1999, International Women’s Day Screenings across Australia 2009-2013.




Maidens  (dir) Jeni Thornley

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 Awards Best Film, General Section, GUO Awards, Sydney Film Festival, 1978; Gold Hugo: Best Short Film, Chicago Film Festival, 1979; Diploma of Merit, Melbourne Film Festival, 1979; Flaherty Documentary Seminar, 1979.

Festivals include Young Film Forum, Berlin Film Festival 1980, Cuban 12th Anniversary, National Film Week, 1980 ‘Women’s Cinema’, Curzon Cinema, London 1981, ‘Women’s Word, Generation’, SBS 1986, ‘Australian Cinema’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London 1988 ‘Australian Retrospective’, Nyon International Documentary Film Festival 1988, ‘Australian Retrospective’, Cinema du Reel, Paris 1991, AFTRS, IWD screening 1998, Les Antipodes, Films de Femmes, Creteil, Paris 1999, Australian Cinema, UTS, 2012.

Film for Discussion, Sydney Women’s Film Group, dir Martha Ansara. DVDs available Ballad Films.


Finalist, Documentary Section, Greater Union Awards, Sydney Film Festival, 1974.

Cast:  Jeni Thornley, John Brotherton, Joan Janson. Production Martha Ansara, Chris Tillam, Julie Gibson & others .

Festivals include Sydney Film Festival 1974; Les Antipodes, Films de Femmes, Creteil, Paris 1999; Australian Cinema, UTS, 2012.