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Australian Film Commission

Works: 1,181 works in 2,098 publications in 6 languages and 13,814 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Periodicals  War films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Spy films  Crime films  Historical films  History 
Roles: Producer, Other, Editor, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Screen education by Australian Teachers of Media( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Valentine's Day, 1900, a group of Australian schoolgirls set out for a picnic at Hanging Rock. Four of them disappear
Continuum : journal of media & cultural studies by Strathclyde University (Glasgow)( )

in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 2005 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member 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 by Geoffrey Wright( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a neo-Nazi skinhead gang that wages war on Vietnamese immigrants in Melbourne
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"South Africa, 1901. The British war against the Boers has deteriorated into bitter guerilla warfare. A unit of the Bushveladt Carbineers, made up mainly of Australians, is ordered by the British High Command to the fight the Boer on it's terms and take no prisoners; an order which will prove fatal to a man they call The Breaker - Lieutenant Harry Morant. Based on a true story, this classic Australian motion picture of injustice and the horror of war has swept the world to become one of the most acclaimed Australian movies ever made... The special features includes a film vignette with recently unearthed information which could turn the tide of popular opinion about the innocence of The Breaker" -- Container
The Illusion of life : essays on animation( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Town like Alice by Jack Lee( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member 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
Get the picture : essential data on Australian film, television, video and new media by Australian Film Commission( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met reg. - Literatuuropgave : p. 285-300 Contains information on production, release, distribution and exhibition, audiovisual trade, and audience
My home, your war by Festival du film indépendant européen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Home - Your War takes you inside the home of an Iraqi family as they deal with the disruptions and terrors of war as it affects their daily lives. Layla is a middle class Iraqi woman, striking and intelligent - but the war is testing her most intimate relationships. Meet her shy teenage son who she suspects is working with the anti-US resistance; her steady but workaholic husband: and her once radical sister who is becoming increasingly conservative and religious as the chaos of Baghdad fuels her insecurities. Layla and her family give a revealing insight into the contrasting ways war and regime change strain close relationships, nurture extremism and change a family's destiny. (From Australia, in English and Arabic with English subtitles)
The recruit by Jocelyn Moorhouse( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and German and held by 150 WorldCat member 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
The navigator a medieval odyssey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member 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
Luchando! Cuba's struggle to survive( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists mostly of interviews with Cubans about their opinions on living in Cuba during its "Special period"--The end of help from the USSR and the effects of the blockade by the United States against Cuba. Many performing artists are interviewed--a dissident theatre group in Havana, a more traditional African theatre group in Santiago, and also film star Jorge Perugorria. The central personality in the film is Abel Prieto, the president of UNEAC-the national artists' and writers union. The street interviews illustrate the passion of the people for their country despite the rationing of food and petrol, and the constant cuts in water and power supplies
Dot and the kangaroo by Ethel C Pedley( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member 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
Newsfront by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic story of the newsreel cameramen who lived and worked in Australia during the golden era of the newsreel from 1948 to 1956. Incorporates actual footage from newsreels of the period
Mad Dog Morgan by Dennis Hopper( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 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. Exclusive new interview with Dennis Hopper
"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 )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcia Langton analyses the making and watching of films, videos and TV programs by Aboriginal people in remote and settled Australia. She introduces theoretical perspectives to investigate concepts of Aboriginality and presents case studies of films such as Jedda, Tracey Moffat's Nigh Cries, Brian Syron's Jindalee Lady and Ned Lander and Rachel Perkin's film of the Warlpiri Fire Ceremony Jardiwarnpa. The central requirement is to develop a body of knowledge on representation of Aboriginal people and their concerns in art, film, television or other media and a critical perspective to do with aesthetics and politics, drawing from Aboriginal world views, from western traditions and from history
Don's party by David Williamson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don along with his wife Kath, invite their friends to watch the televised returns of Australia's general election. Anticipating an upset victory for the underdog Labour party, the guests embark on an early celebration. The drinks start flowing and fumbling conversations, flirting, and marital squabbles ensue in this drunken soul searching session"--Container. DVD
Night cries : a rural tragedy by Tracey Moffatt( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short experimental film by Tracey Moffatt, shot totally in a studio, about the relationship between an Aboriginal daughter and her white mother. The daughter, now the sole carer of her dying mother, dreams of far away places
Five seasons by Steven McGregor( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Papuan and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these fast and modern times, the Numurindi people are still guided by the seasons and stories of the Dreamtime. This observational documentary focuses on Moses Numamurdirdi and his family's fight to hold onto their culture and ways in an ever-changing world. The Numurindi people have developed a culture where all things past and present, including the weather, are interrelated. This relationship extends to previous generations, together with the animal and plant kingdom. Five Seasons explores this intricate relationship through the eyes of the Numurindi people of South East Arnhemland in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria. In this region of Australia, western society operates on two distinct seasons, the wet and the dry. The Numurindi people operate on a calendar that has five seasons. The seasons dictate what their country will provide for them; when the Pandanus nuts turn red and fall from the trees, it is the time that the sea turtles are laying their eggs which are a delicacy. Turtle eggs are a much favoured food source for the people. Moses Numamurdirdi is a senior custodian for the region. He takes the viewer through the 12 months of the five seasons, from the vast dried-up flood plains where salt-water crocodiles perish due to lack of water, through to the spectacular thunderstorms which isolate the communities due to roads being cut off by the rising rivers. Moses provides an insight into a way of life that is rarely accessible to western society. He is a provider of not only food for his community but also strong cultural leadership. He combines his knowledge of the land and culture with the benefits of the modern world such as the 4WD drive and outboard motors for hunting turtle and dugong. While enjoying the benefits of the modern world the Numurindi people are still guided by the seasons and the stories of the dreamtime. This spiritual connection resonates throughout the documentary, giving the audience an evocative entrée to the world's oldest living culture
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English (170)

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