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Australia, 1938 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

By the time this film was made the Cinema Branch had completely emerged from the silent period. The approach to the subject is much more inventive and engaging. This was one of two films made for propaganda purposes for the PMG.

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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 »

Saturday

Semler (who won this year's Best Cinematography Oscar for Dances With Wolves) was an important part of Film Australia during the 70's, shooting numerous films and directing two shorts. Saturday is ... More »

Tobacco

An important film to show in the 90s with the smoking debate so prevalent. We can watch, with some amusement, the development of an industry so good for Australia, and listen to a commentary declare ... More »

MIKE AND STEFANI

Mike and Stefani had its World Premiere at the first Melbourne Film Festival, January 1952, (one of just 4 features shown at the first fest! - though at 64 minutes it is only just a feature if at ... More »

The Valley of the Yarra

Originally made in 35 mm Ferrania colour as a general release film. In the 1950s Film Australia made a surprising number of colour films. The 1956 production report, which lists all films in any ... More »

The Growing Child

Again set in Victoria, at the Surrey Hills Baby Health Centre, we learn what is important - good Australian fruit, vegetables and milk - in helping our children grow. An excellent example of looking ... More »

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