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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".

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FESTIVAL IN ADELAIDE

An entertaining and unified record of the wealth and variety of the programme presented at the 1962 Adelaide Festival. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Silver Award "for polished and ... More »

Tumut Pond

A change is taking place across the face of southeast Australia as men and machines are clearing the bush, taming the rivers and creating lakes in the building of one of the greatest hydroelectric ... More »

Indians in the Cupboard

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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