Hollie Fifer’s debut film is a David-and-Goliath battle over a slice of Papua New Guinea paradise. Joe Moses, leader of the Paga Hill Settlement, struggles…
As a director Hollie Fifer’s documentaries are inspired by true life stories that are too bizarre and courageous to believe. Her first documentary in 2009 was commissioned by Australian Volunteers International, Children of The Rainbow Serpent (NITV), set in Tamil Nadu, India. She went onto make Common Ground (SBS), which won seven awards from international and Australian festivals.
Her most recent shorts Corinna and Very Impressive both premiered at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Her debut feature documentary The Opposition set in Papua New Guinea and the UK will have its world premiere in May 2016 at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto.
Hollie has attended Asian Side of the Doc 2013 in Malaysia under the Strategic Opportunities Program by Screen NSW and has pitched at FIFO Oceania Pitching Forum 2013 and Good Pitch 2014 at Sydney’s Opera House. Hollie is also the documentary tutor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Hollie studied a Bachelor of Film and Television (Hons) at Swinburne University and The Northern Film School in the UK under the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship graduating with First Class Honours and the Award for Creative Excellence. Hollie continued her studies to receive a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Social Change at Oasis Graduate School in Melbourne followed by a Graduate Diploma of Documentary from the Australian Film Television and Radio School graduating with the Shark Island Prize for Best Social Impact Documentary for her film The Opposition.
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