SYDNEY — Vet film and TV producer Tony Buckley will receive the 2003 Chauvel award, which recognizes distinguished contributions to the Australian film industry, at the Brisbane Intl. Film Festival (July 29-Aug. 10).
The award is named for Queensland film pioneers Charles and Elsa Chauvel; previous recipients include producer Jan Chapman, director of photography John Seale and thesp Bryan Brown.
A former film editor, Buckley’s credits include “Caddie,” “Bliss,” The Irishman” and “The Night the Prowler.”
In recent years he’s worked mostly in TV, producing minis “Jessica,” “The Potato Factory” and “Heroes’ Mountain.”
The fest will feature retros on the works of Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu, marking the 100th anniversary of his birth, and those of U.S. helmer Abel Ferrara.
Event will screen more than 200 films from around the world, including many prize-winners from fests in Cannes, Venice, N.Y., Hong Kong, Rotterdam and Sydney.