Warwick Thornton

Warwick Thornton at IFFR

Warwick THORNTON (1971, Australia) graduated in Cinematography from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He started off working as a DJ for a radio station during which he began his film career making shorts. Apart from directing, he has extensive experience working as a cinematographer. Samson & Delilah (2009) is his first feature film as a director, and for this he received the Golden Camera (for Best Debut) in Cannes. Thornton’s highly acclaimed Sweet Country (2017) won the Special Jury Prize in Venice.


From Sand to Celluloid – Payback (1996, short), Willigan’s Fitzroy (2000, doc), Mimi (2002, short), Green Bush (2005, short), The Old Man and the Inland Sea (2005, doc), Burning Daylight (2007, doc), Dark Science (2007, doc, co-dir), Nana (2007, TV), Samson & Delilah (2009), Art + Soul (2010), Stranded (2011, short), The Darkside (2013), Words with Gods (2014), We Don't Need a Map (2017, doc), Sweet Country (2017)

More info: Wikipedia, Warwick Thornton

Warwick Thornton at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR