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...

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 »

THE SPAG (M)

A portrait of growing up as a newly arrived migrant in 1950s Melbourne, The Spag revolves around Giovannino, a young Italian paperboy. When his father dies, his mother wants to return to Italy, but ... More »

With Gentle Majesty

The film recalls the hey-day of hte working horse at the turn of the century, and reflects on the decreasing number used today. The title is from Shakespeare's lines: "Sometimes he trots, as if he ... More »

Dancing Orpheus

The unique Australian Lyrebird, this most elusive of all birds, is observed in its natural habitat. A long sequence, excellently photographed and brilliantly recorded for sound, shows the bird ... More »

The Nurses' Story

Story of a girl who found her vocation in nursing. Kodak Silver Medallion for best Black and White photography. ... More »

Indians in the Cupboard

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

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director