Ray Lawrence to hold Dungog masterclass

14 May, 2009 by IF

News from Dungog Film Festival website

News has just come in that Ray Lawrence, one of Australia’s most highly regarded directors will be holding a masterclass at the Dungog Film Festival.


Ray Lawrence is one of the most well-known names in Australian cinema and in this country is virtually synonymous with incredibly intimate, well-observed social drama.

His most recent film Jindabyne (2006) received critical acclaim in both Australia and overseas. It received four FCCA Awards, including Best Director and was nominated for numerous AFI and IF Awards.

His previous film, Lantana (2001) went on to critical acclaim and commercial success in Australia, the US, UK and Europe. Lantana won seven AFI Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Lawrence made his feature debut with Bliss (1985), based on the best selling novel by Peter Carey, which screened in main competition at Cannes in 1985. In Australia, Bliss received AFI Awards for Best Screenplay (Lawrence co-wrote with Carey), Best Director and Best Film.