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Women's Film Fund (Australia)

Overview
Works: 38 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 283 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Short films  Experimental films  Personal narratives  Biography  Feminist films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Interviews 
Classifications: PN1995.9.W6, 331.48138480994
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Publications about Women's Film Fund (Australia)
Publications by Women's Film Fund (Australia)
Most widely held works by Women's Film Fund (Australia)
Women in Australian film production by Penny Ryan( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Thanks girls & goodbye : Australian Women's Land Army 1942-1945 by Sue Hardisty( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Australian documentary about l̀and girls'-women who worked on farms during the second World War
Down there : a film about women's bodies, contraception and reproduction ( visu )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Uses both animation and interviews with women from many different cultural backgrounds to break down the myths, dispel the fears and misinformation by presenting easy-to-understand information about women's bodies and how they work in an open, positive manner
Nice coloured girls by Tracey Moffatt( visu )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
An experimental narrative which departs from realist conventions in the way it suggests connections and differences in the relationship between Aboriginal women and European men in the early years of settlement and in contemporary Sydney
Serious undertakings ( visu )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A mosaic of formal strategies (from video effects to intertitles) and disparate elements (from terrorism to child care) is assembled in an open structure which seeks to establish connections between politics and the production of history, sexual difference and national identity
Rapunzel in suburbia : a portrait of Dorothy Hewett, playwright, novelist and poet by Dorothy Hewett( visu )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Dorothy Hewett thoroughly engages her audience with stories of her life, comments on her philosophy and discussion of her major works. A complex and intriguing figure, she dared to take risks, has shrugged off controversy and gone on to succeed brilliantly
My life without Steve ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Through the story of one woman's year in a room with a view, the film catches its audience up in the collective memories of those who have loved and lost
Bread and dripping : a film about women's lives in Australia ( visu )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Women's unwritten history is passed down through memories. Shows women talking about their experiences of the Great Depression in Australia. Covers such areas as: Aboriginal women; paid and unpaid work; mothering; marriage; women's participation in the political struggles of the 1920's and '30's. Uses archival footage
A Song of air : a film ( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
An examination of the filmmaker's relationship with her father. She makes extensive use of home movies shot by him in the fifties and sixties which reinforced his autocratic image of family life. This film has won several major awards
Snakes and ladders : an illustrated compendium of history, women & education by Mitzi Goldman( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Looks at the history of women and their education through a series of film clips, old footage, animation and interviews. Shows the influence upbringing and education have on the way women perceive their role in society
Eelemarni : the story of Leo and Leva ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The legend of Leo and Leva is told by the custodian of their story's site, singer and storyteller Millie Boyd. This is a dramatised documentary based on an Aboriginal tribal legend from northern New South Wales
My life without Steve by Gillian Leahy( visu )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Through the story of one woman's year in a room with a view, the film catches its audience up in the collective memories of those who have loved and lost
Age before beauty ( visu )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Shows older women involved in a variety of activities including exercise classes and dances. Shows them undertaking 'alternative' health treatments such as chiropractic and acupunture. Exposes the negative stereotyping of older women and investigates women's fears of theageing process
Flamingo Park ( visu )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Shows the works of two artistic and talented Australian fashion designers. Jenny Kee's colourful designs are inspired by the tones of the bush, birds and flora, whilst Linda Jackson's inspiration comes from the ocean and the sea life
Evictions : plus, Bread and dripping ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Evictions is based on actual events in Melbourne in the early 1930's Depression and focuses on the unemployed workers movement action against evictions. Bread and dripping, using archival footage, shows women talking about their experiences of the Great Depression
Films from the Women's Film Fund ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Ned Wethered ( visu )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A personal recollection of a family friend by artist Lee Whitmore. Evoked through animating pencil drawings, each drawing being completely redrawn on paper every three frames to create a flicker effect, an atmosphere in which the characters move around. Effects like dissolves and zooms, normally created in-camera, were made in the drawings themselves
Shadow panic ( visu )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A symbolic narrative, described by the filmmaker as being 'about internal and external states of emergency, about personal and collective shadows, about resistance and spirit'. The lives of three women, strangers to each other, seem inextricably linked. The dreamer (the redhead) searches for hidden treasure; the investigator (the black woman) for evidence; and the fool (the hothead) for love
Pins & needles ( visu )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A film by Genni Batterham which tells of her struggle to come to terms with her handicap, multiple sclerosis
Greetings from Wollongong ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Traces a day in the lives of four adolescents who are faced with the prospect of being young and unemployed in the "steel city" of Wollongong
 
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Alternative Names
Australian Film Commission. Women's Film Fund
Women's Film Fund (Australia)
Languages
English (52)
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