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Australian Film Commission

Works: 480 works in 842 publications in 2 languages and 8,323 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Periodicals  Film adaptations  Fiction  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Action and adventure films  Motion pictures  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 567 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 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes kapitelvis
Continuum( )

in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a neo-Nazi skinhead gang that wages war on Vietnamese immigrants in Melbourne, Australia
The Illusion of life : essays on animation( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Town like Alice by David Stevens( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 207 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 161 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
Newsfront by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by David Elfick, Newsfront represents a seminal moment in the emergence of the Australian movie industry on the world stage. Highly acclaimed at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival and the winner of 18 international awards including 8 AFI Awards, Newsfront garnered raves from critics around the world and became a major box office success at home. Newsfront is the story of the previously unsung newsreel cameramen, who raced to beat deadlines and dangers to capture on film, for a voracious audience of cinemagoers, the historic moments that were shaping a young nation. These were the men who lived and worked in post-World War 2 Australia; a turbulent time with the fear of reds under the beds , the tragic Maitland floods and national pride on show at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. But their days were numbered. A new technology would eventually bring the world into the living room instantly - it was called television. Featuring one of the finest Australian casts ever assembled, many of whom were soon to become household names, NEWSFRONT stars Bill Hunter as Cinetone newsreel cameraman Len Maguire, Gerard Kennedy as his brother Frank, and Wendy Hughes as Amy, Cinetone s production assistant and lover of both men. Included in the support case are Chris Haywood, Bryan Brown, John Ewart, Angela Punch-McGregor and Drew Forsythe." --Kanopy website
The navigator a medieval odyssey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 146 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
Dot and the kangaroo( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 139 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 128 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 126 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 118 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
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
Frontline by David Bradbury( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the experiences of newscameraman Neil Davis, who spent eleven years covering combat zones in Southeast Asia. Concentrates on the human side of the war as Davis crosses the battle lines to photograph Viet Cong as well as South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Compares these scenes with the "official" view of the war as seen from Washington
Black water by David Nerlich( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member 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
One night the moon by Rachel (directed by) Perkins( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Said to be based on a real-life incident in a remote part of South Australia in 1932, a young girl living with her parents on a desolate sheep run, is entranced one night by a full moon. She leaves her bed and room to follow the moon into the rough countryside. Her absence is discovered by her mother within a few hours and her father rides into town to get help. The veteran police sergeant brings along his black tracker to lead the search. Incredibly, the father refuses to have the black tracker on his property. Rather, he gathers as many white men as possible to search while the tracker watches helplessly as every trace of the child is stamped to dust. After days of futile searching, the mother enlists the support of the tracker, who finds the girl within hours, despite the trampling of the trail by the earlier searchers. But of course it is too late
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 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met reg. - Literatuuropgave : p. 285-300 Contains information on production, release, distribution and exhibition, audiovisual trade, and audience
The piano by Jane Campion( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Piano written and directed by Jane Campion, is one of the most honoured films of the new Australian cinema, and is considered, by many critics, a modern masterpiece. Campion won the Palme D'Or at Cannes in 1993 for the film, making her the first woman ever to win this prestigious award; it also won Best Original Screenplay
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Kicking down the doors : a history of Australian Indigenous filmmakers from 1968-1993