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2003

Homeless Nominated for "online Oscar"- The Webby Awards

30 April 2003

Homeless, a documentary created under the Australian Film Commission and ABC New Media & Digital Services' Documentary Online initiative, has been nominated in the 7th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international honours for websites and individual achievement in technology and creativity.

Homeless has been nominated in the Broadband category and is eligible for two of the Internet industry's most sought-after awards: The Webby Award and The People's Voice Award.
Described as the "online Oscars" by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards will be announced on 5 June 2003.

Homeless is a multimedia documentary created especially for broadcast on the Internet. The documentary offers a compassionate insight into the different experiences of six Homeless people in Tokyo, Jakarta, Sydney, New Delhi, New York and London. Homeless takes a unique approach by capturing each person's life for one 24-hour period, and revealing their experiences in intimate detail.Homeless was produced by Trevor Graham; project directors were Trevor Graham, Rose Hesp and Rob Wellington; with writers Rose Hesp and Trevor Graham.A project produced under the Australian Film Commission and ABC New Media & Digital Services' Documentary Online initiative, Homeless received additional support from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Uniting Church in Australia.

The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a diverse organisation of more than 480 members including musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, "Smart Mobs" author Howard Rheingold, Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison, and The Body Shop President Anita Roddick.

Visit Homeless

Carolyn MacDonald
Publicity Coordinator
ABC New Media & Digital Services
Ph: 03 9626 1606 or 0418 273 141
Email: macdonald.carolyn@abc.net.au

Media Enquiries:
Tracey Mair
TM Publicity
For the Australian Film Commission
Ph: 0419 221 493
Email: traceym@tmpublicity.com

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