Phil Grabsky
(United Kingdom)

Phil Grabsky is an award-winning documentary film-maker. With a film career spanning 20 years, Phil and his company Seventh Art Productions make films for cinema and television.

Phil's cinema films include The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, which has played worldwide and, to date, has won thirteen awards, including first prize at Valladolid International Film Festival, and the Gold Hugo in Chicago for Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Phil is continuing to film in Afghanistan and will release the follow up film The Boy Mir in 2011.

In early 2006 Phil completed the first ever feature-length documentary on the life of Mozart, In Search of Mozart, which contains performances and interviews with dozens of today's finest performers. It premiered to over 1000 people at London's Barbican concert hall, and has now been broadcast across the world, as well as gaining cinema distribution. In Australian cinemas, within weeks, it entered the all-time top grossing documentaries. More recently, working with co-director David Bickerstaff, he has also completed Heavy Water: a Film for Chernobyl, which uses Mario Petrucci's poetry to explore the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The film recently won the Best Short Documentary at the Cinequest International Film Festival. Phil recently completed his latest film Escape from Luanda which followed Angola's only music school over the course of a year. Last year he finished production of In Search of Beethoven - the eagerly awaited major cinema film on the life of Beethoven.

Phil's TV films include one-offs for BBC strands Timewatch and Reputations as well as major series such as Channel 4's Spain - in the Shadow of the Sun and The Great Commanders, BBC's I Caesar and Five & Sky Arts's Tim Marlow arts strand. Phil has also made six award-winning history films with Monty Python's Terry Jones. Phil has also written four history books and is regularly involved as a judge for the Emmys, Bafta, RTS and One World awards.

The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan
96´, UK, 2004
The Boy Mir
90', UK, 2011
Escape from Luanda
72´, UK, 2007
Heavy Water: A Film For Chernobyl - together with David Bickerstaff
52´, UK, 2006
Nero's Golden House
50´, UK, 2001
Making War Horse - with David Bickerstaff
48´, UK, 2009
Swallows and Amazons: Bristol Old Vic Sets Sail
47', UK, 2010
Half Life: A Journey to Chernobyl - together with David Bickerstaff
39´, UK, 2006
Tim Marlow on... MOMA
2x37´, UK, 2005
Ancient Inventions
150´, UK, 1998
Great Artists with Tim Marlow
14x23´, UK, 2001
In Search of Beethoven
139´, UK, 2009
In Search of Mozart
129´, UK, 2006
Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World
115, UK, 2001
In Search of Haydn
102', UK, 2012
Leonardo Live
100', UK, 2012 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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