Director Nadia Tass, who is travelling from Australia for the event, will receive the festival’s highest award, the Golden Horse, for Best Director.
“Matching Jack,” a family drama filmed in Australia, has won numerous awards. In addition to Milan, it was Best International Feature at the Edmonton International Film Festival, Best Film Prix du Jury at the Cannes Cinephile, and star Jacinda Barrett received Best Actress Award at the San Tropez Film Festival.
The ceremony and a special screening will be held at the Italian Cultural Center, 1023 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles. There will be a red carpet entrance at 7:00PM and the awards and screening will begin at 7:30PM. Chaz Bono is expected to attend to accept the award for Best Documentary (“Becoming Chaz”). Also in attendance will be the Consul Generals from Italy, Australia and Greece. Ms. Tass is Greek by birth.
The film's Director Nadia Tass has previously received a Family Television Award for Best Movie (“The Miracle Worker”), the Humanitas Certificate (“Felicity)” and an AFI Best Film Nomination (“Mr. Reliable”). Her works includes “Pure Luck” for Universal Studios, “The Miracle Worker” for Disney, “Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story” for Disney, “Undercover Christmas” for CBS Network, “Samantha: An American Girl Holiday”, and “Felicity: An American Girl Adventure” for the WB, and “Custody” for Jaffe Braunstein Films. She also directed “Stark”, a mini-series for The BBC/ABC television.