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Australian Film Commission

Works: 1,070 works in 1,724 publications in 6 languages and 12,098 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Periodicals  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  History  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Fiction  Fantasy films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Australian Film Commission
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Most widely held works by Australian Film Commission
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 550 WorldCat member 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
Screen education by Australian Teachers of Media( )
in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes kapitelvis
A collection of 2005 Academy Award nominated short films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 466 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 )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a neo-Nazi skinhead gang that wages war on Vietnamese immigrants in Melbourne
Continuum journal of media & cultural studies ( )
in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Illusion of life : essays on animation ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Town like Alice by David Stevens( Visual )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades, from the steamy jungles of Malaya to the desolate outback of Australia
Proof by Jocelyn Moorhouse( Visual )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and German and held by 166 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 to him
My home, your war ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and English and held by 159 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)
Newsfront by Phillip Noyce( Visual )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member 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
The navigator a medieval odyssey ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Griffin is nine years old. He's haunted by fragments of a dream ... It is Cumbria 1348, the year of the Black Death. A medieval mining town lives in fear of the advancing plague. Griffin's older brother Connor returns from the outside world in a state of despair, until Griffin tells of his dream and reveals their only source of survival. Make tribute to God. Place a spire on a distant cathedral. Do it before dawn or the village will be lost. Griffin sets out on a bizarre journey with Connor, Searle the pragmatist, Searle's naive brother Ulf, Martin the philosopher, and Arno the one-handed ferryman. Together they tunnel through the earth to a new world-- New Zealand, the antipodes, 1988. But Griffin has a chilling new premonition-- one of them will die at the cathedral"--Container
Luchando! Cuba's struggle to survive ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists mostly of interviews with Cubans about their opinions on living in Cuba, its revolutionary process, the blockade by the United States against Cuba and famous Cubans of the past such as José Martí. Also includes Cuban music
Dot and the kangaroo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 134 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
"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 127 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
Mad Dog Morgan by Dennis Hopper( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 124 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
Don's party by David Williamson( Visual )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 119 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
The good woman of Bangkok by Dennis O'Rourke( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Thai and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Good Woman of the story is Aoi. In Thai, her name means 'sugar cane' or 'sweet' - not her real name but the one she uses. She works as a prostitute, catering to the male tourists who crowd the girlie bars of Patpong. It was three in the morning when she finished dancing and sat with him. The pimp leaned over and said: 'Only 500 baht or 20 dollars ... you keep her until the afternoon and do anything you like ... OK?'. They stayed at a seedy hotel in the red-light district. Much of the filming and video recording took place there, and in the months that followed he fell in love with her. He paid and was her customer. She became the subject of his film. Starting from this worst possible condition, Aoi's life is described and their relationship is recorded: its evolution from fake sexual intimacy to collusion in the process of making the film and, finally, to difficult friendship and a kind of love. Dennis O'Rourke writes: "Like the Brecht play which inspired the title, this film is an ironic parable about the impossibility of living a good life in an imperfect world. It is also an attempt to describe in this form, and to conflate, what is so banal about sex with a measure of what is profound. It is a film about prostitution as a metaphor for capitalism, here played out across the borders of race and culture, and about prostitution as a metaphor for all relations between women and men. It is also about voyeuristic tendencies that are inherent in all film-making and film viewing. It is my hope that, as with Brecht, we are confronted with a vision of ourselves, thus forcing the consideration of how personal sexuality affects political and philosophical beliefs. In this film I have exposed myself in order to force the audience to reconsider the whole nature of documentary film practice. Under the thrall of our separate desires, we are all implicated in some way." "-Kanopy
Desperate man blues ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Joe E. Bussard, Jr., whose lifelong mission is to rescue America's roots music from oblivion. He is a musician, broadcaster and obsessive, long-time collector of 1920s and -30s American music on original 78 rpm records
Diverted to Delhi ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member 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
Get the picture : essential data on Australian film, television, video and new media by Australian Film Commission( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Met reg. - Literatuuropgave : p. 285-300 Contains information on production, release, distribution and exhibition, audiovisual trade, and audience
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