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Frank Heimans

Frank Heimans is a documentary filmmaker, oral history producer and interviewer. Since the 1970s he has recorded more than 1,000 oral history interviews and directed and produced over fifty television documentaries for his company, Cinetel Productions.

He was the founding producer, writer, director and editor of Australian Biography (broadcast on SBS Television) and produced the first 32 programs in this landmark series on iconic Australians. His documentary films have been screened on television in Australia and in 30 countries and at many international film festivals and have won 21 Australian and international awards. In 2011 he was awarded the Hazel de Berg Award for excellence in oral history by Oral History Australia.


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