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Simon Cunich is an award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker and television producer. He has directed, shot and edited documentaries for the ABC and SBS, and his films have screened at festivals around the world.

Simon has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in history and international development (University of Sydney, University of Newcastle) and a Graduate Certificate in Documentary from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

As a freelance cinematographer Simon has shot behind-the-scenes footage for BBC Earth’s Seven Worlds series, as well as additional camera work for the ABC’s There Goes Our Neighbourhood and the forthcoming feature documentary Wanita: Heart of the Queen.

Awards for Simon’s films include:

  • BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT, Antenna Documentary Film Festival (2015)

  • AUDIENCE AWARD, Stronger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival (2015)

  • BEST FILM PRIZE, Canberra Critics' Circle (2015)

  • BEST FILM & PEOPLE'S CHOICE, Scinema International Science Film Festival (2016)

  • BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT DOCUMENTARY, Dungog Film Festival (2016)

  • BEST FOREIGN SHORT, Grand Budapest Film Festival (2019)

Heirloom Films

In 2016 Simon launched a service producing films for families, to celebrate and preserve the life stories of their elders. For all the information visit the Heirloom Films website.