Jane Campion was the first female director to receive the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival (1993) for THE PIANO. The film received many awards including Academy Award for Best Screenplay, Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress and nominations for Best Film and Best Director including Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe. Jane’s first short film, PEEL (1982), won Best Short Film Palme d’Or in 1986 at Cannes Film Festival. In 1989 Jane directed her first feature film SWEETIE followed by AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (1990). Subsequent to THE PIANO were THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (1996); HOLY SMOKE (1999); IN THE CUT (2003) and BRIGHT STAR (2009). Jane created, co-wrote, directed and executive produced 2 x 6 hour miniseries of TOP OF THE LAKE (2012 and 2017).  Jane’s latest film, THE POWER OF THE DOG, premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2021 where Jane was awarded The Silver Lion for Best Director.  The film won over 30 Best Film and over 30 Best Director Awards including Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film by DGA.  The film received 12 Academy Award nominations and Jane won for Best Director. Other nominations include BAFTA Awards; Best Film and Best Director and Golden Globes; Best Motion Picture & Best Director Motion Picture.   Jane was also the recipient of the Silver Medallion at Telluride Film Festival, the Louve d’honneur at Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Prix Lumière at Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, Director’s Tribute at The Gotham Film & Media Institute and Lifetime Achievement Award at Stockholm Film Festival. Jane recently completed a 12 month  directorship of a pop-up free film school in New Zealand, A WAVE IN THE OCEAN, funded by Netflix.


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