Tom Cowan (director)

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Tom Cowan
Born (1942-10-31) 31 October 1942 (age 76)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1964-present

Tom Cowan (born 31 October 1942) is an Australian filmmaker.



He started as a trainee at the Australian Broadcasting Commission and the joined the Commonwealth Film Unit. He left it in 1968 to work as a freelance cameraman and moved into feature films. [1] [2] His 1972 film The Office Picnic was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival. [3]

The Office Picnic is a 1972 Australian comedy film directed by Tom Cowan. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival.

The 8th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 10 to 23 July 1973. The Golden Prizes were awarded to the Soviet film That Sweet Word: Liberty! directed by Vytautas Žalakevičius and the Bulgarian film Affection directed by Ludmil Staikov.

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  1. Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998 p266
  2. David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p181-183
  3. "8th Moscow International Film Festival (1973)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  4. Graham Shirley, "Promised Woman", Cinema Papers, July 1974 p204-206
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