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Franc Biffone - Director of Photography

I love being a filmmaker.

I am an Australian-based, internationally recognised Director Of Photography who loves working with other creatives around the world to bring their visions and scripts to life.

My passion is visible in the projects in my portfolio, which include features, shorts, TVCs and commercial content. I'm very proud of the awards I, and others in the teams, have won. 

I am driven by creativity.

Collaboration and creativity drive me to achieve the best possible results. I go above and beyond to get the job done, meaning my roles often extend beyond those I claim credit for.

After more than 30 years in the industry, I have built up a fantastic team based on camaraderie and integrity that travels with me to most sets and locations. My network of trusted local and international contacts also enables me to facilitate overseas-based productions shooting in Australia. 

I am an active member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and member of the Steadicam Operators Association (SOA). I get to play with all the latest production toys, meaning I am proficient on all digital camera formats, including the latest cameras from Arri, Red, Phantom HD and the vast range of cameras by Sony, Canon, Panasonic and many more.

I am passionate about the industry.

I am a frequent keynote speaker at film events, a guest lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and proudly mentor many up-and-coming filmmakers.

As my colleagues and peers will attest, my passion, leadership and creativity on set means that when you choose me for your project, you will get an enthusiastic, hard-working, creative, resourceful and passionate DOP and filmmaker.

Mobile: +61 (0) 418 222 407
  • Iris Prize Festival 2012 - Winner
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney 2011 - NFSA Orlando Award
  • ACS Awards 2011 - Bronze
  • ACS Awards 2006 - Gold
  • ACS Awards 2006 - Highly Commended
  • Canadian International Film Festival 1999 - Best Experimental Film;
    Chicago International Film Festival 2000 - Gold Plaque;
    Rhode Island International Film Festival 2000 - First Prize;
    Santiago International Short Film Festival 1999 - Best Experimental Film - International;
    Art Gallery of NSW 'Brekfest', Australia 1999 - Best Cinematography;
    Bathurst Film Festival, Australia 1999 - Best Cinematography;
    Gold Coast Experimental Film Festival, Australia 2001 - Best Experimental Film;
    Kaleidoscope, Sydney 2001 - Best Cinematography
  • ACS Awards 2001 - Gold, Best Cinematography;
    Chicago International Film Festival 2000 - Silver Plaque;
    Canadian International Film Festival 2000 - 2nd Experimental Film;
    South Bronx Film Festival 2000 - Best Experimental Film
  • ACS Awards 2005 - Silver
  • ACS Awards 1998 - Gold
  • New York Short Film Festival 1999 - Winner Best Cinematography
  • Gold Promax - Best Sponsor Spot, 2007
  • ACS Award Winner
  • MTV Video Music Awards 1996 - Nominated, International Viewers' Choice MTV Asia
  • Tropfest Finalist, 2005
  • Gold Promax - Best Sponsor Spot, 2004