Rebels of Oz shortlisted for prestigious Grierson Award

Howard Jacobson meets Germaine Greer

Howard Jacobson meets Germaine Greer

Rebels of Oz, the BBC version of the Logie-nominated Brilliant Creatures, has been shortlisted for a Grierson Award in London.

The two-part documentary following Australia’s four greatest cultural exports – Germaine Greer, Clive James, Barry Humphries and Robert Hughes – is up against seven other finalists for the prestigious award for best arts documentary.

Written and presented by Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson, it was a finalist for the 2014 AACTA and the 2015 Logie for most outstanding factual series, and received widespread critical acclaim when it premiered in Australia and Britain; it was also officially selected to premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2014.

The series, directed by Paul Clarke, was a coproduction between Mint Pictures and Serendipity productions.

The judges will select the final four on September 15 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on November 2.

The Grierson Awards were established in 1972 in memory of Scotsman John Grierson, widely regarded as the father of  documentary filmmaking, according to the Grierson website.

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