Barbara Chobocky

2021 Judge





Short bio

Barbara Chobocky is one of Australia’s most prominent documentary filmmakers. Her work spans more than forty years from the time she graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School’ inaugural full-time program in 1975. Barbara graduated with diplomas in Editing, Production and Direction having specialised in documentary form. Since then Barbara has been the recipient of two ABCTV/AFC Documentary Fellowships which fostered many award-winning films that have been screened on television and film festivals in Australia and internationally. Her creative skills, integrity, and passion are the sources from which she addresses issues of social justice like the politics of immigration, terrorism, the war on drugs, mental health issues, education, ecology and the role media plays in sensational misreporting.

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