Paul Cox is a film producer, writer and director. Born in Holland and settled in Australia, Paul is an auteur of international acclaim and one of Australia’s most prolific filmmakers with 40 features, shorts and documentaries to his name.
Paul has been the recipient of numerous special tributes and retrospectives at film festivals across the world including a major retrospective at the Lincoln Centre in New York in 1992. His film, Man of Flowers, premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984, won Best Film at the 1984 Valladolid Film Festival and Best Foreign Film at the 1991 Warsaw Film Festival. Cactus premiered in Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986 and Paul’s docudrama, Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh, won the Jury Prize at the 1988 Istanbul International Filmdays. His most recent film, Force of Destiny, is highly autobiographical, based on his experiences with cancer and a life-saving liver transplant. The film has the honour of playing at the Opening Night Gala of the Melbourne International Film Festival 2015.