Australian Film Commission
Most widely held works about Australian Film Commission
Most widely held works by Australian Film Commission
Picnic at hanging rock ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
In 1900, a group of schoolgirls prepare for a picnic at Hanging Rock. Four of them disappear and are never found. Includes original theatrical trailer.
A collection of 2005 Academy Award nominated short films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
A collection of short films nominated for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, including the winning live action short and the winning animated short.
Romper stomper ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Drama about a neo-Nazi skinhead gang that wages war on Vietnamese immigrants in Melbourne.
Screen education ( Serial )
in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
The Illusion of life : essays on animation ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
A town like Alice ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of an English captive and an Australian POW, who meet in Malaya during WW2. The two are separated first by their Japanese captors and then by the distance of passing years. When they finally reunite in the rugged outback of Australia, they face a new challenge as demanding as their wartime trials.
Proof ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A blind man whose deeply rooted mistrust of humanity prompts him to compulsively take photographs to document his world has the problem of finding someone he trusts to describe them to him.
Continuum ( Serial )
in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
The navigator a mediaeval odyssey ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
A time-travel adventure that begins in 14th century England, where the dreaded Black Death is wiping out whole cities all over Europe. A group of desperate villagers led by the vision of a young boy, sets off for a remote cave where they hope to find the answer to escaping the plague. They emerge in a bustling 20th century city.
Newsfront ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
The newsreel cameramen were unsung heroes who raced to beat headlines and dangers to capture moments on film for moviegoers. They captured historic moments but when a new technology called television arrived, their days were numbered.
My home, your war ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and Arabic and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Australian filmmaker Kylie Grey met Layla--a linguist, wife of a pharmacist, and mother of teenage son Amro--three weeks before the invasion in 2003. Layla, at great personal risk, agreed to be filmed at home with her family before, during, and after the war. This film paints a compelling picture of how the war has affected average Iraqis, as vibrant scenes of Baghdad give way to surveys of destruction. As Islamic fundamentalism takes hold in the chaos of Baghdad, her shy teenage son turns to militancy; her once-progressive sister dons the veil; and whatever freedom Layla once had under Saddam Hussein's secular rule steadily erodes. The film abundantly illustrates how the Iraq war has created a situation where the rise of fundamentalism is putting women's rights increasingly at risk.
Well, I heard it on the radio and I saw it on the television" : an essay for the Australian Film Commission on the politics and aesthetics of filmmaking by and about Aboriginal people and things by Marcia Langton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Dot and the kangaroo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
A settler's young daughter, Dot, loses her way in the Australian bush. Terrified of the dark shadows and unfamiliar sounds, she is befriended by a kangaroo. Safely tucked in the kangaroo's pouch, Dot has an adventure-packed journey. Along the way, Dot meets many indigenous creatures, including a koala bear, platypus's and a kookaburra. With the help of her new friends, Dot is able to find her way home.
Don's party ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Set on the day of the Australian federal elections in October 1969. Chronicles the interaction among a group of young suburbanites who get together to watch election returns.
Mad Dog Morgan ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the story of Dan Morgan, an adventurer whose exploits with the law caused him to become a wanted outlaw and the object of an extensive manhunt. Based on documented events which took place during the Australian Gold Rush of the 1860's.
Get the picture : essential data on Australian film, television and video ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Diverted to Delhi ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The toll-free telephone numbers used to place orders are often answered thousands of miles away by Indians trained to speak and think like Americans, or Brits or Australians. This film follows a group of university graduates through a rigorous 3-week course which they hope will prepare them for prestigious, well paying positions in these call centers. Over 200 of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies now choose to service their clients via Indian call centers where labor and set-up costs are low and the staff highly educated.
The good woman of Bangkok ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Thai and English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
A portrait of Aoi, a reluctant Thai prostitute who caters for the enthusiastic first world clientele who crowd the girlie bars of Patpong each night.
Black water ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Inspired by true events, three friends must fight for their lives against a man-eating crocodile when they become trapped in a remote Australian mangrove swamp.
Get the picture : essential data on Australian film, television, video and new media ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
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