OCHRE AND INK is an Official Selection for ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada 23-28 June 2014


OCHRE AND INK wins First Prize in Documentary at Marin County International Short Film Festival, San Rafael, California.

‘The First Prize Documentary winner is the best of filmmaking, introducing us to people in faraway lands and showing us their creative spirit. Ochre and Ink takes us along with Chinese traditional brush painter Xiaoping as he visits Australia and decides on a whim to journey into the heart of the outback, where he meets Aboriginal people for the first time. Artists speak the same language, and Xiaoping is soon welcomed as a creative collaborator. The film is a touching tribute to the relationships and the art that emerge from his adventure.’

Marin County Fair crop


OCHRE AND INK kicks off the first Oceania International Film Festival in Suva, Fiji on Monday 15 April 2013


OCHRE AND INK was selected for the Pacific Competition at Ânûû-rû âboro Festival in Poindimié, New Caledonia 26 October to 4 November 2012

OCHRE AND INK was selected for the Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma des Antipodes Festival, Saint-Tropez, France 15-21 October 2012

OCHRE AND INK won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the BALINALE International Film Festival, Bali Indonesia 22-28 October 2012


OCHRE AND INK  was selected for the Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu from 11-21 October 2012.

OCHRE AND INK won a River Admiration Award at the Silent River Film Festival in Irvine, Southern California 11-14 October 2012.

Silent River Film Fest Award

OCHRE AND INK was one of 3 films nominated for Best Documentary at  IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria

OCHRE AND INK was selected for the International competition at the 10th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria


OCHRE AND INK is screening at  Rochefort Pacifique, festival de cinéma in Rochefort France, 25-29 May 2012

OCHRE AND INK was selected for Étonnants Voyageurs international festival of books and films in Saint-Malo France, 26/27/28 May 2012


OCHRE AND INK was awarded both a Special Jury Recognition Award  and an Audience Special Recognition Award at Aspen Shortsfest on April 15 2012.

“For its examination of the international language of art and of how art can forge common understanding between people of diverse cultures, the jury recognizes James Bradley for his film Ochre and Ink, which explores the collaboration between Zhou Xiaoping and Johnny Bulunbulun.”


Meanwhile, back in Sydney, OCHRE AND INK has been nominated for an Australian Directors Guild award in the stand-alone documentary category.


OCHRE AND INK has been selected for screening at 60°N Os International Film Festival in Norway, April 21-28 2012.

Screening ‘by the fjord’ on Sunday 22 April 2012 at 13:45



OCHRE AND INK has been invited to participate in the 20th anniversary edition of Aspen Shortsfest

(April 10 – 15, 2012, Aspen Colorado)

It was selected from a record number of  considered shorts – more than 3,200 from over 70 countries.

OCHRAND INK screens in International Competition Program 3 at 5:30PM on Wednesday April 11 at Wheeler Opera House, Aspen.


OCHRAND INK won a Special Jury Prize at the FIFO Award Ceremony in Tahiti. Xiaoping, Cathy & James were on stage to accept the prize, which James dedicated to his dear brother Michael who tragically passed away last week. Congratulations to all our fabulous crew, especially Producer Rachel Clements.

Xiaoping, Cathy, James and Jury members on stage for the  FIFO awards presentation at the Grand Theatre in Papeete