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Into the Shadows
Into the Shadows journeys beyond the big screen to meet the filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors who bring Australian films to us, the audience. Away from the bright lights, the red carpets and paparazzi, an awful truth is discovered. The cinema was once a place where Australian culture thrived: audiences were…
Newsfront
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…
Crocodile Dreaming
CROCODILE DREAMING is a modern day supernatural myth about two estranged brothers, played by iconic Indigenous actors DAVID GULPILIL and TOM LEWIS. Separated at birth, they have different fathers. One is readily accepted as a fully-fledged member of the tribe and is looked on to fulfill the duties of jungaiy,…
Selling Australia Series
Each year, millions of tourists come to Australia looking for the quintessential "Aussie experience", but are they getting anything more than koalas, boomerangs and a shrimp on the barbie? This four-part series takes an eye-opening journey behind the scenes of Australia's multi-billion dollar tourism industry. Selling Australia reveals a world…
The Giorgio Mangiamele Collection
Giorgio Mangiamele is one of the most under-estimated figures in Australian cinema history. Soon after his arrival in Australia in 1952 as a migrant from Italy, he began making films at a time when feature film production in Australia was almost non-existent. His films were seldom seen in Australia, although…
Backroads
First feature by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Bone Collector). A tale of two outsiders, on the run. One white, one black. Heading for nowhere fast. Shot on location in north western NSW and features Bill Hunter in his earliest lead role, and Gary Foley, Koori political…
Wedding Makers
Australian brides now spend an average of $33,000 on their wedding. Once a relatively straightforward exercise, getting married today is now a costly, extravagant and highly orchestrated event. The Wedding Makers goes behind the scenes of this competitive, glamorous and sometimes garish industry to meet the players that create today's…
Making Samson and Delilah
A warm and affectionate behind-the-scenes look at the making of Warwick Thornton's hit feature film Samson & Delilah. A director, a producer, two teenage actors, a small crew and six weeks in the desert. Throw in an observational documentary filmmaker and the result is a candid and affectionate behind-the-scenes look…
The Wilding
Juvenile inmate Malcolm is in love with his cellmate Tye, but their relationship is confined within their cell. When Malcolm is offered a shot at parole, his actions inadvertently mark Tye as a target for attacks by other inmates. With the bullying against Tye escalating, Malcolm is torn between his…
Five Short Films From The National Indigenous Documentary Fund
This set of 5 short films is compiled into one program. NIGHT PATROL (Munga Wardingki Patu) Night Patrol is an all-women group who undertake to try to keep the peace in their community. On any given night the patrollers may come across a domestic dispute where they can intervene and…
Bridge Between Two Worlds
Bridge Between Two Worlds charts the remarkable journey of three newly arrived refugee children Filimon, Martin and Mujtaba through the last six months of an intensive English course at Highgate Primary School. Their stories, told from the children's own perspective, allow an audience unique access into their emotional world. Bridge…
Hotel Sorrento
Based on Hannie Rayson's award-winning play, Hotel Sorrento explores the delicate undercurrent of memories and secrets during a long-overdue family reunion in the sleepy Australian seaside town of Sorrento, where shadows of the past catch up with three decidedly different sisters. A successful writer with a book about to be…