David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

Official Selection Cannes Classics

Nominated for the Camera D'or at Cannes Film Festival.




BAFTA Nomination for Best Feature Documentary, 2016

Shortlisted for the Grierson Award, 2016

Australian Directors Guild - Best Feature Documentary, 2016

Australian Film Critics Circle Award - Best Feature Documentary, 2015

AACTA (Aust Academy) Nomination for Best Feature Documentary, 2015

Winner, Grierson Award for best documentary at the BFI London Film Festival, 2015

Winner, Best film on mountain culture, BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2015. 

Audience Award - Perth International Film Festival, 2016


Selected as the only documentary in the Official Competition of Sydney Film Festival, June 2015

New Zealand International Film Festival, July, 2015

Melbourne International Film Festival, Aug 2015

Telluride Film Festival, Sept 2015

Toronto International Film Festival, Sept 2015



Inaugural recipient of the David and Joan Williams Documentary Fellowship - 2011


The Life Series

Nominee, Best Direction in a Documentary Series, Australian Directors Guild Awards, Life at 9 (ABC) - 2015

Winner, Best Direction in a Documentary Series, Australian Directors Guild Awards, Life at 7 (ABC) - 2013



Winner, Best Direction in a Documentary, Australian Screen Directors Guild Awards, 2010

Winner, AFI Award Award for Best Documentary, 2009

Winner, Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary, 2010

Winner, Best Film Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival, 2010

Winner, Grand Prix, Prague International film festival

Winner, Best film on Mountain Sport, BANFF Mountain Film Festival, Canada

Winner Grand Prix, Festival du Film Voyage & Adventure, Montreal

Winner, Grand Jury Prize - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Winner, Grand Prize - Hory a Mesto Festival in Slovakia


Official Selection - Sheffield International Documentary Festival, UK

Official Selection - IDFA, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

Official Selection - International Adventure Film Festival, India

Official Selection - Vera Film Festival, Finland

Official Selection - Adelaide International Film Festival

Official Selection - St. Tropez-based Festival des Antipodes

Official Selection - Mountain Film, Telluride USA


Living the End

Winner, Best Social / Humanitarian documentary, BANFF World Media Festival, Canada, 2011

Nominated, Best documentary ATOM Awards Australia, 2011

Nominated for the UNAA Peace Media Award, 2010


Miracle on Everest

Winner, Best Mountaineering Film, Inkafest, International Mountaineering Film Festival, PERU.

Winner of the Bansko Municipality Award, International Mountain Film Festival in Bansko, BULGARIA.


Moscow International Festival of Mountaineering and Adventure Films

Festival Cinema Muntanya, Torello, SPAIN

Roshd International film festival, IRAN

International Mountain Film Festival Domžale, SLOVENIA

Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival, GERMANY

Dungog International Film Festival, AUSTRALIA

Trento Film Festival, ITALY

International Adventure Film Festival, INDIA