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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Terry George

writer/director Hotel Rwanda, Some Mother's Son, Reservation Road; writer The Boxer, In the Name of the Father
Terry George is a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland. After moving to New York in 1981, he wrote the prison escape play, The Tunnel, which was the first of numerous collaborations with writer/director Jim Sheridan. In 1992 George co-wrote In the Name of the Father which was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay. 1996 saw George named as Young European Film Director of the Year for his directorial debut Some Mother’s Son. Since then he has written and directed numerous television shows and feature films including, A Bright Shining Lie, The District, Hart’s War, Reservation Road and Stand Off.  In 2004 he wrote, directed and produced Hotel Rwanda which was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay.  In 2012 Terry and his daughter Oorlagh George won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film for their Northern Ireland reconciliation story The Shore.