Skip to main content

Outback Festivals of Australia

Australia, 1976 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Ron Saunders

A humorous account of three most unusual Australian outback festivals The Henly-on-Todd Regatta the Camel Cup in Alice Springs, and the Beer Can Regatta in Darwin.

See also...

CHORUS AND PRINCIPLES ON STAGE PLEASE - THE MAKING OF LAKMÉ

The complex problems of staging a large opera are shown in considerable detail, with Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge, among others, rehearsing the Delibes work at the Sydney Opera House. ... More »

Cassandra

This documentary about the changing attitudes of society towards the handicapped, centres on a group of older teenagers leaving their training schools and entering adulthood. ... More »

The Green Machine

Cut to the accompaniment of Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture, the film demonstrates every aspect of life in the Australian Army in 1976. ... More »

Leisure

Winner of the 1977 Academy Award for Best Short Animated Film, cartoonist Bruce Petty explores the links between work and leisure in a humorous, inventive way. ... More »

Squeaker's Mate

Squeaker and his mate are a primitive, illiterate, poverty-stricken pair, who eke out a miserable living from felling timber in the remote bush. They are bound together in a destructive relationship ... More »

Out They Go

Out They Go is a visual tribute to a fruit and vegetable market and the people who work in it, which was in the centre of Sydney and is now gone. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director