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Graeme Base's classic best-selling book adapted for the screen - ‘where animals rule!' Twenty years after Animalia was first published, Melbourne author Graeme Base's magical world of walking and talking animals has finally leapt from the page into animation. The first three episodes of this ... Read more
Based on Shakespeare's RICHARD III, and set in present day Melbourne, Anne and Richard is stylish and intriguing, covering the big themes we expect from the bard's work: murder, betrayal, emotional turmoil and seduction.---D/S Christine Rogers P Clifford Hayes L English WS Clifford Hayes/Christine ... Read more
Memories, betrayals and secrets emerge from the past when Katina's mother comes from Greece to visit the family The bitter embrace between mother and daughter is observed by Katina's own daughter Sophia (played with grave innocence by Xarts Miller) who must play her own role in this moving drama of ... Read more
A record of physical and psychological stress experienced over three months by members of the International Biomedical ... Expedition. David Parer served the expedition as one man film maker,experimental guinea pig and back-up technician. ... His "Douglas Mawson—The Survivor" won the Grand ... Read more
Anthem Australia From the plight of asylum seekers in Australia to the desperate situation of refugees on the frontlines of Afghanistan, Anthem is a powerful new documentary from Tahir Cambis (Exile in Sarajavo, MIFF 1997) and Helen Newman that chronicles the human rights struggles of our ... Read more
Suburban Melbourne area 1966 Antonio loves Anna, is passionate about Doctor Zlnvago and, despite religious guilt, tempted by opportuni­ties for infidelity Strange happenings are a-foot' The film, full of irony and comic mischief, is a cross between a contemporary folktale and a medieval ... Read more
This is a film about the meaning of life, about why the human brain is the most extraordinary thing ever created Sit back and watch the exploding rockets, the eccentric animation (a Gothic church landing on a brain???), what it means to be a parent, Land Rights, the re-enactment of Archimedes and ... Read more
Using old photographs from the National War Museum, Canberra, and early newsreels, the film dramatically tells the story of the Gallipoli assault. The use of natural sound and editing techniques appear to animate still material producing a realistic account of this important event in Australian ... Read more
Using old photographs and early newsreels, the film dramatically tells the story of the Gallipoli assault. ... Read more
Innovative animation about Celeste s search for her dreams in the vacuum tube of television myths while hotly pursued by Heathcliffe. ... Read more
A satirical look at society's view of beauty, Appeal tracks a woman's desperate act to achieve the figure she always dreamed of. --- D/P/S/WS Asteria Widarini Setiono TD video/col/2004/5mins ... Read more
Apple Blossom is a lavish proliferation of colour, texture and shape Painting scratching and drawing directly onto found 35mm footage creates a lively visual rhythm where the photo­graphic image is engagingly hidden - or revealed. ... Read more
This film reveals the system of art teaching developed by the N.S.W. Education Department, which aims at keeping the children's work steadily developing in creativity and technique as they move from pre-school through High School. ... Read more
In this film, written for secondary school audiences. ihe work of the research scientist is illustrated by two contrasting experiments. ... Silver Award, Teaching Category, Australian Film Awards, 1965. ... Read more
Framed largely by the grim machinery of war and the flames of destruction, this moving collage of found and new footage travels the fatal path of kamikaze pilots in World War II. and offers up the potential for redemption through the preservation of memory. ... Read more
The story of the provincial city of Armidale, 300 miles north of Sydney, on the New England Highway. The country around this city benefits from the research at the University and the latest methods are used in pasture and herd improvement. ... Read more
On a journey into central Victoria we discover that a decent holiday is not beyond the reach of the average family. ... Read more
A new Australian comes to grips with his first PE swimming lesson, and makes some friends along the way to the deep end. ... Read more
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Tommy and Ruth are friends living in a fishing town. Tommy's dad wants him to be a fisher­man, Tommy wants to be a painter. An old painter arrives in the area and his presence exerts a strong influence on Tommy. ... Read more
Artists are exploring and creating new forms of electronic art in a world known as cyberculture. Recorded during an international symposium held in Sydney in 1992, artists present their work and discuss the challenges of working within computer cyberspace. ... Read more
In 1968 artists from all parts of Australia and all fields of endeavour organised a one-week festival through which they expressed their attitudes on the Vietnam war. ... Alan Stout Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
An Oedipal Mites-of-Passage film in which Lionel, a bug-eyed pre-pubescent boy learns that the difference between incests and insects is more than a mothful. Lionel is plagued by a fear that won't Baygone - a blight to his socialite parents, respectable (cata)pillars of the community, and Enka ... Read more
At a time when Australia has again followed the United States into a nilitary adventure in a part of the world of which neither Australia nor the US has much comprehension, As The Mirror Burns is particularly timely. A film about contemporary Vietnam which shows an aspect of that country which is ... Read more
A peculiar looking spaceship lands in the Australian outback. On closer inspection it appears to be disguised as a 1940's roadside diner and staffed by a time travelling alien clearly brought up on a diet of old movies Not far away, Mike, a young surfer, is travelling to keep an appointment made ... Read more
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