ONCE MY MOTHER

Once My Mother Trailer & DVD sales at www.oncemymother.com.au. Multi award winning feature documentary and Study Guide for educators. A troubled mother and daughter relationship played out over a lifetime reveals an epic journey from a Siberian gulag to safety in Australia and a story of survival, conflict and forgiveness. Director Sophia Turkiewicz. Producer Rod Freedman. Associate Producer Australia - Bob Connolly. Associate Producers Poland - Janusz &Kamil Skalkowski. Editor Denise Haslem. Composer Cezary Skubiszewski.
  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 

    AUDIENCE AWARD, Krakow Film Festival, Poland

    TIME OF HISTORY AWARD, Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain

    PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING HUMAN VALUES, 26th Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM, Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, USA

    BEST DOCUMENTARY, Tiburon International Film Festival, USA

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, St Louis International Film Festival, USA

    SPECIAL AWARD, Prowincjonalia Film Festival, Poland

    SPECIAL AWARD Niepokorni, Niezlomni, Wiekleci  Film Festival Gdynia, Poland

    AWARD, International Historical & Military Film Festival, Warsaw

    PRIZE, Cinema With A Soul, Warsaw

    AUSTRALIAN AWARDS 

    BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Australian Directors Guild Awards

    AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY, Adelaide Film Festival

    AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM, Canberra International Film Festival

    BEST TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY UNAA Media Peace Awards

    BEST MUSIC IN DOCUMENTARY, CEZARY SKUBISZEWSKI, Australian Screen Music Awards

    BEST EDITING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, DENISE HASLEM, Australian Screen Editors Awards

    BEST DOCUMENTARY BIOGRAPHY, ATOM Awards

    BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY Nomination, AACTA Awards

    BEST SOUND Nomination, AACTA Awards

    FINALIST Sydney Film Festival Documentary Competition

    FINALIST, Walkley Foundation Awards

    SHORTLISTED, SCRIPTWRITING & MULTICULTURAL AWARDS NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

    FILM FESTIVALS Australia

    Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Launceston & Caloundra Film Festivals

    FILM FESTIVALS International:

    FIPA, Biarritz, France 

    Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain

    Krakow Film Festival, Poland

    ‘Niepokorni, Niezlomni, Wiekleci’ Film Festival, Gdynia, Poland

    Prowincjonalia Film Festival, Poland

    'Generations Remember' Kresy Siberia Conference, Warsaw

    Cinema With A Soul Festival, Warsaw

    Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada

    Festival Internacional de Televisao de Sao Paulo, Brazil

    16th Rencontres Internationales du  Cinéma  des Antipodes, St Tropez France

    Festival Regards d’Ailleurs, Dreux, France

    Rhode Island International Film Festival USA

    Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival USA

    Kansas International Film Festival USA

    Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago USA

    Seattle Polish Film Festival USA

    Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival USA

    Los Angeles Polish Film Festival USA

    Womens History Month Film Festival USA

    Tiburon International Film Festival USA

    Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania

    Moscow International Documentary Film Festival, Russia

    Biografilm Festival, Bologna Italy 

    Down Under Berlin Film Festival, Germany

    Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia

    International Historical & Military Film Festival, Warsaw

    International Festival of World Cinema, Milan

    St Louis International Film Festival, USA

    PolArt Film Festival, Melbourne

    Mumbai International Film Festival, India

    DOCfeed, Netherlands

    iDocs International Film Festival, Beijing