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Craig Boreham is an award-winning writer and director based in Sydney, Australia. Boreham’s films have screened at over 200 international festivals: including the Berlin International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Cannes, Palm Springs, Frameline and Outfest. He has received numerous awards and nominations including the Berlinale Teddy Award for his short film Transient and four nominations for the prestigious Iris Prize in Wales. Other awards include Best Film at My Queer Career (Drowning, Ostia La Notte Finale), Mardi Gras Film Festival, The City of Melbourne Best Short Film Award, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and National Film Sound Archive Orlando Award among others. In 2008 a retrospective of Craig’s work, Cinema of True Poison was presented by Fundacion Triangulo in Madrid.

Craig’s debut feature film Teenage Kicks premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2016 to critical acclaim. The Guardian, named Boreham as “a strong new voice in Australian Queer cinema”, and the film was runner up in the Sydney Film Festival Audience Awards. Teenage Kicks was nominated for Best Direction in a feature film at the Australian Directors Guild Awards, and for Best Feature at the Iris Prize Festival, where lead actor Miles Szanto won Best Male Performer. Other nominations include Best Original Score at the AACTA Awards. Craig made MTV’s list of hot Australian ‘filmmakers to watch’ and Teenage Kicks was billed as one not to be missed by Empire Magazine. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Craig is currently developing several new feature projects. His latest feature film Lonesome will be realeased in 2022.

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