Awards and Press

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Critical reception and awards for Vast Productions' previous films include
 
'4' 88min/52min Documentary
Released theatrically, on broadcast television and on DVD and CD. 
 
"Four stars (out of five)" THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD THE AUSTRALIAN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"A seamless whole, rich in meaning and emotional resonance" Evan Williams THE AUSTRALIAN
"Entirely inspirational" Vicky Roach THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"The musical goes on, confounding forecasts of its imminent decline, by changing shape. One of the most exhilarating films of the year".
Sandra Hall THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"Vibrant and ambitious... rarely do the visual and aural elements of film come together as completely as they do in this sumptuous and very poignant film" SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
"Pristine cinematography... the various renditions of Vivaldi's masterpiece are exquisite... and engaging look at the intricate bond between humans and their environment" FILMINK
An uplifting exploration of what binds human beings...what makes us so varied... and adaptable... It's a tribute to the filmmakers that such fresh light is shed on Vivaldi's old chestnut. Jacqui Taffel SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 
 
Awards
Gold Plaque Arts and Humanities Documentary HUGO Awards, Chicago 
Best Documentary Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival 
Special Mention Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 
 
Nominations
Best Arts Documentary BANFF World Television Awards 
Best Documentary AFI Awards 
Best Cinematography in a Documentary AFI Awards 
Best Documentary Independent Film Awards 
Best Music Documentary International Documentary Association Awards 
 
Blank Canvas 52 min documentary
Distributed through Electric Sky, United Kingdom 
"Exceptional...this is accessible to dance lovers and ignoramuses alike, genuinely interesting, and with a lovely fluid structure that makes it both intriguing
and beautiful to watch." SUNDAY AGE, Melbourne
"Intelligent, lyrical...accessible, intriguing and beautiful" SUN HERALD, Sydney
"The music is breathtaking and this insight into the production is wonderful" SUNDAY TIMES, Perth

Every Other Weekend 11 min Short Drama
'...strong performances and deft direction...' 'the acting is flawless...'

More than thirty festival screenings which included Montreal World Film Festival, Stavanger Film Festival Norway, Brisbane International Film Festival, Vail Film Festival, Cork Film Festival.
 
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