Awards & Reviews

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

AUDIENCE AWARD, Krakow Film Festival, Poland
TIME OF HISTORY AWARD, Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING HUMAN VALUES,
26th Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago
BEST DOCUMENTARY, Tiburon International Film Festival, USA
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, St Louis International Film Festival, USA
SPECIAL AWARD, Prowincjonalia Film Festival, Poland
SPECIAL AWARD Niepokorni, Niezlomni, Wiekleci  Film Festival Gdynia, Poland
SPECIAL AWARD, International Historical & Military Film Festival, Warsaw
PRIZE, Cinema With A Soul, Warsaw
FINALIST,  In Competition, FIPA Festival Biarritz
FINALIST, In Competition, Moscow International Documentary Film Festival

AUSTRALIAN AWARDS 

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Australian Directors Guild Awards
AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY, Adelaide Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM, Canberra International Film Festival
BEST MUSIC IN DOCUMENTARYCEZARY SKUBISZEWSKI,
Australian Screen Music Awards
BEST EDITING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, DENISE HASLEM,
Australian Screen Editors Guild
BEST DOCUMENTARY BIOGRAPHY, ATOM Awards
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY Nomination, AACTA Awards
BEST SOUND Nomination, AACTA Awards
NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS – Shortlisted for Scriptwriting &
Multicultural Awards 2015
FINALIST Sydney Film Festival Documentary Competition
FINALIST Walkley Foundation Awards

FESTIVALS

AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney & Launceston &
Caloundra Film Festivals
INTERNATIONAL: FIPA, Biarritz, France
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Krakow Film Festival, Poland
‘Niepokorni, Niezlomni, Wiekleci’ Film Festival, Gdynia, Poland
Prowincjonalia Film Festival, Poland
‘Generations Remember’ Kresy Siberia Conference, Warsaw
Cinema With A Soul Festival, Warsaw
Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada
Festival Internacional de Televisao de Sao Paulo, Brazil
16th Rencontres Internationales du  Cinéma  des Antipodes, St Tropez France
Festival Regards d’Ailleurs, Dreux, France
Rhode Island International Film Festival USA|
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival USA
Kansas International Film Festival USA
Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago USA
Seattle Polish Film Festival USA
Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival USA
Los Angeles Polish Film Festival USA
Womens History Month Film Festival USA
Tiburon International Film Festival USA
Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
Moscow International Documentary Film Festival, Russia
Biografilm Festival, Bologna Italy
Down Under Berlin Film Festival, Germany
Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia
International Historical & Military Film Festival, Warsaw
International Festival of World Cinema, Milan
St Louis International Film Festival, USA
PolArt Film Festival, Melbourne
Mumbai International Film Festival, India
DOCfeed, Netherlands
iDocs International Film Festival, Beijing

REVIEWS 

Journey From Siberian Gulag to Suburban Adelaide ABC TV Arts Quarter Story
‘Finding My Mother’, Gary Maddox, The Good Weekend
ABC Radio interview with Sophia Turkiewicz THE FINAL CUT with Jason Di Rosso

‘Painful Truth’ – Phillippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald

‘Somewhere along the line, we’re implicated’ – Sylvia Lawson review
John McDonald Review, Australian Financial Review
SBS Movie Review
‘A Mother’s Betrayal’ – Richard Glover, 702ABC
‘My Mother, My Heroine’ – Philip Adams, Radio National
Movie Critical Interview with Sophia Turkiewicz
Movie Critical Film Review

Awards & Reviews

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

AUDIENCE AWARD, Krakow Film Festival, Poland
TIME OF HISTORY AWARD, Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING HUMAN VALUES,
26th Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago
BEST DOCUMENTARY, Tiburon International Film Festival, USA
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, St Louis International Film Festival, USA
SPECIAL AWARD, Prowincjonalia Film Festival, Poland
SPECIAL AWARD Niepokorni, Niezlomni, Wiekleci  Film Festival Gdynia, Poland
SPECIAL AWARD, International Historical & Military Film Festival, Warsaw
PRIZE, Cinema With A Soul, Warsaw
FINALIST,  In Competition, FIPA Festival Biarritz
FINALIST, In Competition, Moscow International Documentary Film Festival

AUSTRALIAN AWARDS 

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Australian Directors Guild Awards
AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY, Adelaide Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM, Canberra International Film Festival
BEST MUSIC IN DOCUMENTARYCEZARY SKUBISZEWSKI,
Australian Screen Music Awards
BEST EDITING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, DENISE HASLEM,
Australian Screen Editors Guild
BEST DOCUMENTARY BIOGRAPHY, ATOM Awards
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY Nomination, AACTA Awards
BEST SOUND Nomination, AACTA Awards
NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS – Shortlisted for Scriptwriting &
Multicultural Awards 2015
FINALIST Sydney Film Festival Documentary Competition
FINALIST Walkley Foundation Awards

FESTIVALS

AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney & Launceston &
Caloundra Film Festivals
INTERNATIONAL: FIPA, Biarritz, France
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Krakow Film Festival, Poland
‘Niepokorni, Niezlomni, Wiekleci’ Film Festival, Gdynia, Poland
Prowincjonalia Film Festival, Poland
‘Generations Remember’ Kresy Siberia Conference, Warsaw
Cinema With A Soul Festival, Warsaw
Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada
Festival Internacional de Televisao de Sao Paulo, Brazil
16th Rencontres Internationales du  Cinéma  des Antipodes, St Tropez France
Festival Regards d’Ailleurs, Dreux, France
Rhode Island International Film Festival USA|
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival USA
Kansas International Film Festival USA
Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago USA
Seattle Polish Film Festival USA
Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival USA
Los Angeles Polish Film Festival USA
Womens History Month Film Festival USA
Tiburon International Film Festival USA
Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
Moscow International Documentary Film Festival, Russia
Biografilm Festival, Bologna Italy
Down Under Berlin Film Festival, Germany
Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia
International Historical & Military Film Festival, Warsaw
International Festival of World Cinema, Milan
St Louis International Film Festival, USA
PolArt Film Festival, Melbourne
Mumbai International Film Festival, India
DOCfeed, Netherlands
iDocs International Film Festival, Beijing

REVIEWS 

Journey From Siberian Gulag to Suburban Adelaide ABC TV Arts Quarter Story
‘Finding My Mother’, Gary Maddox, The Good Weekend
ABC Radio interview with Sophia Turkiewicz THE FINAL CUT with Jason Di Rosso

‘Painful Truth’ – Phillippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald

‘Somewhere along the line, we’re implicated’ – Sylvia Lawson review
John McDonald Review, Australian Financial Review
SBS Movie Review
‘A Mother’s Betrayal’ – Richard Glover, 702ABC
‘My Mother, My Heroine’ – Philip Adams, Radio National
Movie Critical Interview with Sophia Turkiewicz
Movie Critical Film Review