Virgo Productions

Cathy Henkel

Producer/Director/Writer   |   SPAA Independent Documentary Producer of the year 2009


RISE OF THE ECO-WARRIORS (2013/14)


SELECTED
CLOSING NIGHT FILM, BYRON BAY
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BALI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FILMS FOR THE EARTH: SWITZERLAND
BIG PICTURE FILM FESTIVAL 
CINEFESTOZ
plus many other festivals.

SHOW ME THE MAGIC (2012)


WINNER
WOW FILM FESTIVAL,
Best Female Cinematographer (Cathy Henkel)
Best Composer (Nicolette Boaz) 
AUSTRALIAN SCREEN EDITORS AWARDS, 
Best Editor (Scott Walton) 
ASC SILVER AWARD,
Best Cinematography in Documentary (Cathy Henkel)

NOMINATED
AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD: Best Director Documentary (Cathy Henkel)

SELECTED
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,
BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL,
WOW FILM FESTIVAL, 
plus other Australian festivals. 

THE BURNING SEASON


WINNER
IF AWARD, Best Documentary
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Audience Choice Award
CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Rising Star Award 
NIMBIN FILM FESTIVAL, Best Documentary 

NOMINATED
GOLD PANDA AWARD, SICHUAN TV FESTIVAL, China
EMMY AWARD, OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY ON A BUSINESS TOPIC
BEST DIRECTOR, DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, Australian Directors Guild
ATOM AWARD, Best Documentary

SELECTED
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, New York
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL, Runner Up, Audience Choice Award
ST TROPEZ FILM FESTIVAL, France
iDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FORUM, Invited Guest, Beijing
Plus over 100 other international festivals





 

I TOLD YOU I WAS ILL: SPIKE MILLIGAN


NOMINATED
FILM CRITICS CIRCLE OF AUSTRALIA, Best Documentary
DVDA BRILLIANCE AWARDS, Best Theatrical Film DVD 

SELECTED
ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
DOCNZ INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

THE MAN WHO STOLE MY MOTHER’S FACE


WINNER
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, Best Feature Documentary, New York
DISCOVERY CHANNEL IF AWARD, Best Documentary, Australia
LONDON AUSTRALIA FILM FESTIVAL, Audience Choice Award,London

FINALIST

2003 LEXUS IF AWARDS, Independent Spirit Award
CAPE TOWN WORLD CINEMA FESTIVAL, Best Documentary

SELECTED
HOT DOCS, Canada
MELBOURNE and BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS
plus over 30 other international festivals

NOMINATED
AFI AWARD, Best Achievement in Directing
FILM CRITICS CIRCLE OF AUSTRALIA, Best Documentary 

LOSING LAYLA


WINNER
ATOM AWARD, Best Documentary 
DENDY AWARDS, Highly Commended