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HURT (Philip Crawford, Matthew Priestley, 1999)
A great example of Australian documentary making, as progressive as it is poetic."—Megan Spencer, JJJ ... Hurt is an Australian docudrama like no other. 250 young Australians, from rural areas … Read more

I AM ELEVEN (Genevieve Bailey, 2011)
A global glimpse into the tumultuous, evolving experience of being 11 years old. ... Filmmaker Genevieve Bailey spent four years travelling the world talking to 11-year-olds to compose this gentle, f… Read more

i told you i was ill: the life and legacy of Spike milligan (Cathy Henkel (and Spike Milligan), 2005)
"We don't have a plan, so nothing can go wrong", the most famous comic of our times once declared. ... [I Told You I was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan] is an intimate portrait of comic g… Read more

IN THE WINTER DARK (James Bogle, 1998)
James Bogle's Mad Bomber in Love was voted Best of the Fest at MIFF in 1993. The following year the film was invited to screen at the Santa Monica Film Festival, and Bogle was quickly heralded as the… Read more

INNOCENCE (Paul Cox, 1999)
Roger Ebert at Cannes: "So far my favourite is innocence, a touching work by the Australian master Paul Cox, about a couple who were each other's first true loves, and meet again after 50 years. Juli… Read more

INSIDE AUSTRALIA (Hugh Brody, 2004)
Inside Australia AustraliaInside Australia tracks renowned British sculptor Antony Gormley as he embarks on a sculptural installation that awakens a small goldfields town in Western Australia. The ou… Read more

ISTER, THE (David Barison, 2004)
The Ister Australia'The find of the festival' was how Film Comment's European editor described Melbourne production The Ister, when it premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival.Martin Heidegger became one… Read more

jabe babe - A Heightened life (Janet Merewether, )
Jabe is no ordinary babe. She measures a towering 188cm, wields a whip for a living and has aspirations to work in the funeral industry. Jabe also has a life-threatening condition called Marfan Syndr… Read more

JABILUKA (David Bradbury, 1997)
Visually stunning and simply told, Jabiluka is the chilling story of how the Mirrar people were pressured into allowing uranium mining at Jabiluka in Kakadu National Park. Telling first-hand accounts… Read more

JACK IRISH: BAD DEBTS (Jeffrey Walker, 2012)
Melbourne in winter… Rain. Wind. Pubs. Beer. Sex. Corruption. Murder. ... Based on international award-winning crime writer Peter Temple's novel Bad Debts and directed by Jeffrey Walker, Jack … Read more

jewboy (Tony Krawitz, 2005)
[Jewboy], which screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, announces the abundant talent of director Tony Krawitz. Set in the Chassidic community of Sydney, it concerns a young man named Yuri… Read more

JOSH JARMAN (Pip Mushin, 2004)
Josh Jarman Australia Marcus Graham is Josh Jarman, a passionate, dedicated playwright who is fed up with his plays being staged in dingy spaces to only a handful of people. His one wish is to have a… Read more

KABBARLI: A FILM ABOUT DAISY BATES (Andrew Taylor, 2002)
Kabbarli sheds light on a peculiar moment of colonial superiority sheltering under a lace parasol. The film's subject, Irish-born Daisy Bates, spent more than 30 years living with Aboriginal tribes o… Read more

KANYINI (Melanie Hogan, 2006)
“Anyone coming cold to the story of Australia's Indigenous disgrace will no longer be ignorant after seeing this beautifully shot film.”- George Negus A hard-hitting and necessary film, Kanyini (… Read more

KING OF THE MARKET (Mark Abicht, 2001)
Siddique is embroiled in a dispute with his brother and former business associate over cash payments made in the dissolution of their partnership. Such friction is nothing new to Siddique, he is loca… Read more

LA SPAGNOLA (Steve Jacobs, 2000)
1960s Australia, not the swinging city, but a dusty fibro amidst scorched grass in the shadow of an oil refinery Lola (Lola Marceli) is an exotic Spanish woman, defiantly serving chorizos in a land o… Read more

LANTANA (Ray Lawrence, 2001)
Lantana is a stunning psychological thriller about love and deception from director Ray Lawrence (Bliss), producer Jan Chapman (The Piano) and screenwriter Andrew Bovell (Head On). ... As Detective L… Read more

LASSETER'S BONES (Luke Walker, 2012)
The man behind one of Australia's most fascinating legends, Lasseter's Reef, was worth his weight in gold. ... Australia's El Dorado was found by Lewis Harold Bell Lasseter - if we believe his claims… Read more

LAST DANCE (David Pulbrook, 2012)
The world premiere of a taut story torn from today's headlines but touching on themes as old as the human condition itself: faith, freedom, love, loss and hope. ... Following a deadly terrorist attac… Read more

LAST DAYS OF YASSER ARAFAT, THE (Sherine Salama, 2006)
The Last Days of Yasser Arafat tells the final chapter in the story of one of the most controversial public figures of our time. In September 2003, Palestinian-Australian filmmaker Sherine Salama tra… Read more

LAST TRAIN TO FREO (Jeremy Sims, 2006)
Told in real time using a solitary claustrophobic location, Last Train to Freo is a tense psychological drama about five individuals who discover they're not who they think they are. It starts with t… Read more

LETTERS TO ALI (Clara Law, 2004)
Letters to Ali Australia'Throughout the years as an immigrant living in Australia, I have reflected often on this new country. In the year 2001, I felt the country was heading in a very negative dire… Read more

LIFE IN MOVEMENT (Bryan Mason, Sophie Hyde, 2011)
"Life in Movement has become much more than a biography or even a tribute to Liedtke's unique character and talent… this film is a moment of triumph." - Advertiser ... In 2007, the prestigious… Read more

LIKE MINDS (Gregory J Read, 2006)
A taut psychological thriller, Like Minds was originally conceived as a documentary before turning into a fictional drama, stemming from filmmaker Gregory J. Read's fascination into what makes serial… Read more

little fish (Rowan Woods, )
"I swim, I work, I sleep." - Tracy Heart ... How do you learn to love again when the pain of the past won't let you go' When you're 32 with a troubled history and a doubtful future, it's a question t… Read more

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