Handheld Features is the independent production company owned and operated by film maker Simon Target. Simon has made a career of creating intimate and informal documentaries, often self-shot & handheld, up close and personal with his subjects. Handheld productions have won numerous awards and screened in theatres and on TV in the UK, France, Germany, Poland, USA, Japan and Australia. While Handheld focuses on movie content, Tabula Books designs and publishes print media.
Simon Target trained at Britain's National Film and TV School and the Australian Film, TV and Radio School, after graduation from Cambridge University (MA Music and English Literature).
Awards & Nominations include:
Ewa Pieta Award for Best Documentary
Humanitarian Award, Polish Film Festival of America
Camera of David Award, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
First Prize, Bucharest Jewish Film Festival
New York Festival Award Best Documentary Series
Grand Prix, Envirofilm, Banska Bystrica
Best Script, Green Screen, Eckenforde
Best Director, Golden Panda, Sichuan
Gourmand Award, Paris
ABIA Best Illustrated Book Award, Sydney
In 2016 Simon Target was decorated by the Polish Ministry of Culture.