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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.

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