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Australian Film Commission

Works: 1,279 works in 2,239 publications in 5 languages and 15,410 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Historical films  Periodicals  History  Fantasy films  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Short films 
Roles: Producer, Other, Editor, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Australian Film Commission
Screen education by Australian Teachers of Media( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, the film concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society
A collection of 2005 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 456 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
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This examination of a hierarchy of loyalties and orders is based on a Boer War court martial of three colonial officers in the Bushveldt Carabineers who are sacrificed to the dictates of imperial expediency. The interweaving of courtroom drama with the re-creation of the events leading to the court martial is given a degree of moral complexity but the balance of sympathies is manipulated to favour the colonial underdogs
Romper stomper by Geoffrey Wright( Visual )

20 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
The Illusion of life : essays on animation( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My home, your war by Festival du film indépendant européen( 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)
The navigator : a medieval odyssey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 142 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 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russel Porter, an Australian documentary filmmaker examines how people in Cuba are surviving the hardships caused initially by the "blockade" imposed by the USA over 30 years ago and increased by the more recent loss of trade with the countries of Eastern Europe. The goal was to faithfully and objectively portray the current atmosphere and character of this "little island in the Caribbean."
To get rich is glorious( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this astonishingly candid documentary, wealthy Hong Kong entrepreneur VINCENT LEE takes us on an emotional journey during the former colonys historic reunification with China. Vincent opens up his world of influence, his successful business strategies, his dilemmas and his fears. We then travel China with Vincent and his partner MART BAKAL, a millionaire New York banker with global know-how (and a fine sense of comic timing). "The odd couple" as Vincent calls them, are on a quest to make their fortunes by snapping up cheaply the perfect run-down state enterprises. But it doesnt go as planned In Beijing and Shenyang we see Vincents cultural skills playing against Marts North American idiosyncrasies. And throughout their quest, Vincent like Hamlet the Prince of Denmark has the long shadow of his famous father looming over him
Just punishment by Kim Beamish( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 2 December 2005 Van Nguyen, a 24-year-old Australian, was hanged by the state of Singapore for trafficking 396 grams of heroin. Van was the first Australian to be executed in many years. Just Punishment tells the story behind the media face of Van Nguyen and the remarkable journey to try to keep him alive. His story affected everyone who came to know it, from those closest to him to the highest levels of Australian politics. It is a story that is guaranteed to remain in our conscience for a long time. -- Kanopy
Proof by Jocelyn Moorhouse( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and German and held by 137 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
Dot and the kangaroo by Ethel C Pedley( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A settler's young daughter loses her way in the Australian bush. Terrified by the dark shadows and unfamiliar sounds, she is befriended by a kangaroo. Safely tucked in the kangaroo's pouch, Dot has an adventure-packed and song-filled journey. She meets many indigenous Australian creatures, including a koala, platypus and kookaburra. With the help of her new friends, Dot finally finds her way home. Based on Ethel Pedley's 1899 children's book, the film combines animated humans and animals, superimposed upon live background footage
Newsfront by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 132 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
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 122 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 111 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"--Back cover
Report of the Interim Board of the Australian Film Commission, February 1975 by Australian Film Commission( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian Film Commission by Australian Film Commission( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the official site of the Australian Film Commission (AFC) which is the primary development agency for the film, television and creative multimedia industries in Australia. It contains information on the organisation, how to obtain funding and examples of previously funded works
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