Skip to main content

Gateway to a City

Australia, 1962 (MIFF 1962)

Director: R. Johnston

The brief history of Sydney's slummy waterfront, The Rocks, and a plan for its redevelopment. First Prize, Public Relations Section, "for its imaginative use of film in advancing the sponsor's proposals".

See also...

THEY FOUND A CAVE

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Nan Chauncy and filmed on location in the Tasmanian Highlands, They Found a Cave, although primarily a children's story, has appeal for adult audiences. The ... More »

Portrait of An Australian

The film tells of the development of the Australian tradition, using pictures from contemporary sources as well as ballads, songs and commentary. ... More »

Didjeridoo Difficulties

A moral tale about an aboriginal chief who tries to learn the didjeridoo. Second Prize, Children's Film Section, "for its original charm and excellent puppetry". ... More »

Conference Room

In strict time to an up-tempo tune a business conference is illustrated. First Prize, Experimental Section, "for a brief and witty story told through the clever matching of sound and image". ... More »

Indians in the Cupboard

An amusing TV commercial selling biscuits. Australian Film Awards, TV Advertising Section, Silver Award. ... More »

Dance of the Angels

An animated treatment of the ceramic sculptures of John Perceval. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Silver Award "for its witty amalgam of sound and visuals". ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director