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Films From Australia

A physical cripple, trapped inside a body. Unable to act, his action is through thought. ... Read more
Vibrating and rhythmic as life itself, Astral Plane bridges time, space and love. ... Read more
From the respected RMIT Centre for Animation and Interactive Media comes a tale of the challenges of change on the ordered life of a timekeeper. Screened at Annecy Film Festival.---D/S Kate McCartney P/WS RMIT L English TD video/col/2005/8mins ... Read more
A girl "awakes" into a world of the persecuted and insane. Her nightmare becomes increasingly grotesque. An allegory in the Kafka tradition. ... Read more
The memories and pain the death of child brings, are the sub|ect of this fluid and graceful film. Writer-director Penny Fowler-Smith's mother Bremer, tells the story of the birth of her son Andrew and the infant's death on board a ship bound for Australia. A collection of images from old movies and ... Read more
Slow motion and an extended long take are used to make the ritualised dynamics of a high school formal increasingly sinister and disturbing. ... D/S Andrew Kavanagh P Ramona Telecican WS VCA School of Film & Television L no dialogue TD HD Cam/2010 ... Read more
The weird and beautiful landscape, its wild life and the facilities for holiday-makers at Tidal River. ... Read more
The events of a day in the country lead a young man to follow his own path. ... D/S Nathan Lewis P Colin John Elphick L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
'A child of 1968 and the Nouvelle Vague, with a particular admiration for Godard, Philippe Garrel's first films are underground works, hermetic visions of artistic alienation... These were Garrel's wild years of drug addiction, permissiveness and extreme alienation, which culminated in a traumatic ... Read more
It is the dream of many to challenge the world, to prove superiority in the areas of sport, science, or artistic endeavour. ... Aurora Australis is the story of such a challenge, documenting the story of four Australians who take on the world. ... Read more
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank have made available to the Australian Government ... a series of dollar loans for the purchase of vital equipment to pierce mountains, build dams, make steel and purchase Diesel motors for locomotives or great airliners ... Read more
Illustrates the part played by Australia in the economic development of the resources of New Guinea. ... Read more
The story of what is happening in the northern and central areas of Australia. It contrasts the stone-age nomad making fire and the blazing furnaces at Mount Isa; an aborigine digging yams and modern rice growing; hunting kangaroos for food and the Air Beef operations at Glenroy. ... Read more
Paul Winkler, one of Australia's foremost stylistic and technical innovators devised 'The Matte-Box Image Shifter' to achieve in-camera effects usually achieved by optical printing. ... Still photos of animals are integrated into 'live' action shots of the Australian bush. ... "The Sentinels Are ... Read more
One of the Cinema Branch's earliest sound films, though some silent footage can be seen. Memorable not only for a glimpse of how real butter was made but also for its commentary -"Kangaroo Butter is an Empire product for an Empire table. Its manufacture employs approximately three quarters of a ... Read more
australian rules premiered at 2002 Sundance Film Festival to audiences entranced by an enormously moving, immensely satisfying drama by first-time director Paul Goldman. The film is a sensitive but often unflinching foray into loyalty in a small South Australian fishing town. It surprises and ... Read more
Outrageous and courageous, this contemporary selection of Australian Indigenous shorts rises above stereotypes with tales of the most entertaining, emotional and humorous variety - from ills caused by witch doctors' curses to entrepreneurial pensioners and the vagaries of being a checkout chick ... Read more
After work on Friday night, the Australian city dweller changes his personality. Here, we view different people at their favourite pastimes dining the freedom of the weekend. ... Read more
A documentary about the many struggles and scant triumphs of Australian ... women composers. The story begins at ... the turn of the century, when women ... wanted equal opportunities and recognition in the field of music, and analyses some of the problems they faced. The film presents portraits of ... Read more
"Rowland was Australia's most unique, gifted and uncompromising guitarist." - Nick Cave ... Guitarist, songwriter and artist Rowland S. Howard was an instrumental figure in the Australian rock scene, particularly renowned for his role in seminal post-punk outfit The Birthday Party. In a career ... Read more
Avoca traces the filmmaker's memories of growing up in a small coastal town, amidst the burgeoning beach culture of the 70s. A poignant and revealing testimony, it blends Australian popular history with an individual sense of belonging. ... Read more
A stop-motion animated sitcom about a slacker named Jesus, his father God and his babysitter Satan, a recovering alcoholic. Special cameo by Richard Dawkins. ... Michael Greaney is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P/S Michael Greaney TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
A free interpretation of Australian Aborigine's belief about their rock - Ayers ... Rock. ... Read more
Abandoned in a country town by his guardian, a young, solitary albino boy spends his days playing chicken and spying on his neighbours until a bizarre encounter forces him to connect. ... D/S Billie Pleffer P Rita Walsh, Stacey Kwijas WS VCA School of Film & Television L no dialogue TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Rose, a fiesty rebel who thinks she knows it all-and wants it all, and Adrian, an introverted new­comer who has a more temperate but insecure approach to life, meet on the way to a rollerskating rink. The central story is the relationship between Rose and Adrian. Each week, when inter-school ... Read more
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