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The film shows how children overcome immediate environmental difficulties through their own imaginative and creative effort. ... Read more
Micro, macro, micro, macro, let's call the whole thing off. ... Read more
New approaches in art education are seen in a typical grade four primary classroom. Through a wide variety of activities, and with a sympathetic and understanding teacher, the children grow in confidence and begin to express themselves creatively. ... Silver Award, Australia Film Awards 1970. ... Read more
All That is Solid is speculative documentary taking the future in Australia as its subject. ... Today, unlike the 1840s, 1930s or 1960s. There are no unifying visions of a progressive or humanitarian future. Instead, new technologies take on the outmoded mantle of the hero, diversity and difference ... Read more
Starting with the metal in one of its everyday applications, the film traces the journey of the raw materials through several complex processes, and closes with the production of a vast range of end products. ... Silver Osella, Venice: Silver Award, ... Australian Film Awards 1972. ... Read more
Winner of the Generation Kplus Crystal Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlinale, The Amber Amulet follows a young boy in a superhero costume whose mission is to make his sad neighbour happy again. ... D Matthew Moore P Lauren Edwards, Genevieve Hegney, Matthew Moore S Matthew Moore, Genevieve ... Read more
Amelia Rose Towers — whose initials spell ART — faces off against an adversary whose initials spell MAN, after passmg through sur­realist chambers and screens offering images of a personal identity that can never be recon­ciled Camp, baroque, decadently theatrical, with a ... Read more
Would a James A. Fitpatrick travelogue today see Melbourne today as it was in 1959? ... Directed by Darryl Wardle (1959) ... Read more
Undoubtedly, and deservedly the most acclaimed of all the Cinema Branch films. An idyllic report on timber gathering in WA. The Cinema Branch had made silent films on the same subject. This is a sound production, though it is used very sparingly. ... If one is to believe the production reports of ... Read more
Illegal screenings of the unfinished Amongst Equals have taken place in a variety of forums across the country since January when controversy erupted in the media. But the issue remains unresolved and Amongst Equals will be shown in an innovative form for the first time at this festival. This new ... Read more
Through a progression of flashbacks, Amor tells the story of eight year old Caitlin living with her diplomat parents in Buenos Aires. Influenced by the surrounding popular culture of romance, Caitlin learns about love, sex and disillusion through the relationship Marta, the family maid, and her ... Read more
Made as part of the Why Can't They Be Like We Were Series. ... First shown on the Mike Walsh Show with an audience and panel discussion. Amy is a young Aboriginal girl living in the city with her family but longing for the country. The film ends with Amy in discussion with her mother and ... Read more
With Amy, Nadia Tass demonstrates the breadth of her talent as both director and producer. The quirky comic elements of her previous successes, including Malcolm and The Big Steal, are retained in Amy, but there is much more in store. Amy was struck deaf-mute after witnessing the death, on stage ... Read more
In the process of (representing an ordinary woman's life, this film explores questions of identity, representation and truth. In paying homage to the small moment, the snapshot, the ordinary; the film develops images of memory and mortality. - Alison Tilson ... Read more
Decisions, decisions, even in the lunch break. Off beat humour in the style of Curne's prize-winning Flank Breeder. ... Read more
Thomas, embarking on a new life, collides with Elizabeth - a 'woman in red'. Together they discover something about themselves and each other. ... Read more
An animated musical comedy concerning a lonely lighthouse, a craggy lighthouse keeper and a mysterious dark shape that moves in the fog. ... Read more
An evening conversation with Jeremy, John and Simon. Oh God, we're not talking about art again, are we? ... Read more
A short documentary which examines certain selected aspects of the personality, ideas and lifestyle of a young sculptor, with emphasis on his personal vision as a clue to understanding his creative process. ... Read more
A strawberry awakes to the harsh reality of its inevitable destiny. ... Read more
"When filming wars, I noticed everybody had a sense of their roles as actors in a grand tragedy - imbuing moments that could be their last with spiritual dimensions. Here, the actor is a portal - to an eventual journey with each of us as actor in the human story." - filmmaker Tahir Cambis ... A ... Read more
A documentary about the experiences of the people of Papua New Guinea during World War 2. The film uses archival footage from Australian, Japanese and American sources, plus new footage filmed in Papua New Guinea in 1980-81. ... Read more
This youthful Australian comedy sparkles with the wit of the Y generation—too old to be Generation X but still not game enough to quit their jobs at the video library. And that's where Dan finds himself a King's Cross share house with aspiring stand-up comic Ian (day job: porno bookstore) and ... Read more
Presented as the 'found frames of an alter-ego losing the key', Angus is a humorous video that uses grating repetition and a techno soundtrack to dissect and intensify an everyday experience of idiotic frustration. ... Read more
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