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ACMI continues a tradition begun by the Victorian State Film Centre in 1946. Now a major new cultural agency of the State Government of Victoria, ACMI takes its place alongside Melbourne Museum, National Gallery of Victoria and Victorian Arts Centre.
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In 2007 there was a rise in the Australian film industry. New never before seen records of audience turn outs were seen. Australians were also finally branching out to other outside countries. This was a great achievement for Australia at this time. The significance of this topic is that it capitalizes how Australia was finally able to branch out to other countries. It shows that Australia was on the rise in technology. 

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Film Australia Chronology // National Film and Sound Archive, Australia

Film Australia Chronology // National Film and Sound Archive, Australia | Australian Cinema | Scoop.it
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During the 1990's the rise of the independent film makers began. Australia's monopoly on the distribution of government owned documents siezed. This time period brought much creativity because film makers were completing tasks themselves. They were no longer relying on major film companies to help them. This is significant because it shows that going the independent rought isn't always a bad venture. The independent venture in the film industry is a risk, but during this time period it was a very benefitial risk.

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education - History of Australian film and television on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online

education - History of Australian film and television on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online | Australian Cinema | Scoop.it
Video clips related to History of Australian film and television that have teachers notes on australianscreen.
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Jedda was the first Australian movie to be shot in color. Ironically. this was also the first film to have actual aboriginal characters. By the 1960's film had changed a lot when television became a common commodity in homes. In 1960 28% of cinemas had closed in Sydney and 33% in Melbourne. That was a huge decrease in cinemas just because of the new competition televisins brought.From 1960 to 1966 only seven feature fims where made in Australia. This is significant because it just comes to show how very brittle the film industry is when faced with competition. This was the problem with Australian films they where not used to having any competition not even that of other neighboring contries.

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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 1989

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 In the late 1960s and early 1970s there was a new and innovative underground film industry that developed in Australia predominantley in  Melbourne and Sydney. Because of this rebellious time Australia rose in economic stability, partly due to the fim industry.The heritage of Australia was always and has always been capitalized in Australian film .This period of time is referred to as the 'renissance' period.These films where great for this time period and they made a lot of money both in and outside of Australia.This is significant because it shows that rennisance was a very impactful economic as well as cultural movement. 

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A Short History of Australian Films @ FILM.ORG.AU :: "the best in australian film"

A Short History of Australian Films @ FILM.ORG.AU :: "the best in australian film" | Australian Cinema | Scoop.it
australian films, australian film stars, australian film makers, plus news, articles and resources about australian films. film.org.au is the best of australian film
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Early sound movies where very new and interesting to the Australian people at this time. When sound became a new cliche colonial status became one of the widest topics talked about in these films. The local film industry was on a sharp decline because of this new technology which in effect caused a new competition. Because of the new competition the Commonwealth Film Unit was created  to help the local filmakers throughout this depressing time. The Commonwealth Film Unit helped create new experiences for the local filmmakes. This is significant because it shows how competition had a huge effect on the fragile Australian film market at this time period.

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Cut!

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When Mel Gibson, the man who had acted in Waiting for Godot with Rush many years before, handed him the Academy Award, he said, “I always knew you had it in you.” There was the perception not so long
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The modern day Australian films have changed drastically throughout the years. Australian cinema is scene by some as being in turmoil. Only few Austrailians have risen to the top through the film industry. Hearing names like Mel Gibson and Nicole Kiddman resonate deeply in the minds of Australians because they are two of the only names widely known from Austrailia.  The significance of this topic to my scoop.it is that it shows that foreign competition can cause decline in movement in this industry. Australians are more concerned in watching the next Pirates Of the Carribean movie than they are in watching their own films.

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Screen Australia - Policy and Research - Australian Film Industry Overview

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The New Wave was a very influencial time period in Australian film industry. Australia produced over 400 feauture films throughout 1970 to 1985. This brought new talent to the screen because more fims were made during this time tan ever before. The change in Australia's tax laws brought much boom to the film scene as well.  The increase in Bush life as well as war which caused an increase of crime films. The signifigance of this is that the film industry in Australia was finally on a steady positive correlation. This was a great time period for Australia.

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Australian History Timeline

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 The 1950's showed a boom in babies as well as marriages. This economic boom brought much help to the film industry. But, though there was much happiness during this time, much depression came with spies, defection, and nuclear threat. This was caused by the Cold War. This caused the film industry to become very industry. It was hard to tell wheather there would be great turn out to the films coming out at this time. Movies like Bitter Springs, the Kangaroo Kidd, etc where in jepordy at this time just because of the social and economic instability of Australia. The significance of this was that the War effected the success of films at this time period. It was hard to be a film producer at this time, but movies never siezed to be made. 

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I Like to Watch - History of Australian Cinema

Episode from the 1999 TV series Our Century, presented by Ray Martin. This episode deals with the early years of movie making in Australia. The first Austral...
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Some of the Australian Film Pioneers at this time where Ken Hall, Charles Chauvel, and Raymond Longford. In 1911 there where 52 Australian Narrative Fiction titles released. This was the highest production at this time until 1975. In 1911 Australia was the leading country with feature films at the time.This is significant o my scoop.it because this was the beginning of making film a big business in Australia. This in efect caused Australia to see filmmaking as an economic tool.

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Film in Australia | australia.gov.au

Film in Australia | australia.gov.au | Australian Cinema | Scoop.it
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Australian Cinema started off very strong. The Tait brothers where one of the first Australian filmmakers. They created the beginning of the genre bushranger stories. Bushranger stories where loved and taken with open hands by the Australians, but the  censorship boards did the exact opposite.The censorship boards decided to ban the bushranger stories.This is significant because it shows that censorship was very predominant at this time. Censorship was a way of stopping new creative minds from expanding their inventions.

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