Jane Campion Biography (1954-)

Born c. 1954, in Wellington, New Zealand; daughter of Richard (a director) and Edith (an actress) Campion; companion, Colin Englert; children: Jasper (deceased), Alice. Career: Director, screenwriter, producer, camera operator, editor, cinematographer and casting agent. Worked in short film medium and television in mid-1980s. Awards, Honors: Diploma of Merit, MelbourneFilm Festival, 1983, Palme d'Or, best short film, Cannes International Film Festival, 1986, and finalist for Greater Union Award, Australian Film Institute, all for Peel: An Exercise in Discipline; Rouben Mamoulian Award, best overall short film, Sydney Film Festival, 1984, Unique Artist Merit,Melbourne Film Festival, 1984, first prize cinestud, Amsterdam Film Festival,1985, and best direction, best screenplay, and best cinematography awards, Australian Film Institute, 1984, all for A Girl's Own Story; best experimental film, Australian Film Institute, 1984, Unique Artist Merit, Melbourne Film Festival, 1984, most popular short film, Sydney Film Festival, 1985, all for Passionless Moments; best short fiction award, Melbourne International Film Festival, and XL Elders Award, best short fiction, 1985, bothfor After Hours; Golden Plaque for Television, Chicago InternationalFilm Festival, and best director, best telemovie, and best screenplay awards,Australian Film Institute, 1987, all for Two Friends; Georges SadoulPrize, best foreign film, 1988, New Generation Award, Los Angeles Film Critics, 1990, and best Australian feature award and best director award, Australian Film Critics' Circle, both 1989, Spirit of Independence Award, best foreign film, 1990, all for Sweetie; Byron Kennedy Award, Critics Award,Toronto Film Festival, Spirit of Independence Award, best foreign film, OttoDebelius Prize, Berlin Film Festival international jury, Si Presci Award, best film from international critics, Elvira Notari Award, best woman director,Silver Lion and seven other prizes from Venice Film Festival, 1991, all for An Angel at My Table; Palme d'Or, Cannes International Film Festival, 1993, New York Film Critics' Circle Award, best direction and best screenplay writing, 1993, Academy Award, best original screenplay, Academy Awardnomination, best director, Golden Globe Award nominations, best director andbest screenplay, and Writers Guild Award, best screenplay written directly for the screen, 1994, all for The Piano; nominated for Golden Lion Award, Venice Film Festival, 1999, for Holy Smoke; lifetime achievement award, Women's Image Network, 2000. Addresses: Contact: c/o Hilary Linstead and Associates Pty Ltd., Level 18, Plaza II, 500 Oxford St., Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Australia.

Director, screenwriter, producer, camera operator, editor, cinematographer, casting agent
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