John Hughes

14 September 2022

John Hughes’ credits as a producer, writer and director span four decades of award winning film, art and television projects. He has been a commissioning editor (SBS Independent 1998-2001) and writes on documentary (Studies in Documentary Film, Senses of Cinema). His moving image works are collected by museums and galleries in Australia and internationally. An Adjunct Professor with RMIT University and Honorary Fellow with the University of Melbourne; he has a PhD from RMIT University Melbourne, is a recipient of the Stanley Hawes Award, Critics Circle Award, NSW Premiers History Award, AFI and ATOM Awards and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2017. His most recent broadcast film was PEACE PILGRIMS (ABC Compass August 2021).

Previous films dedicated to a radical Australian film history include FILM-WORK (1981), THE ARCHIVE PROJECT (2006) INDONESIA CALLING (MIFF 2008)