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Government Agency Sites
Broadcasting Authority (ABA) http://www.dca.gov.au/aba/hpcov.htm
independent Federal statutory body. Its function is to regulate the Australian
broadcasting industry in terms of licensing, programming, ownership and
control of services.
Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) http://www.abc.net.au/
national non-commercial broadcaster.
Film Commission (AFC) http://www.afc.gov.au/
major film development agency. It is partly funded by annual Federal Government
appropriations, with its main source of revenue being film investments
and interest on deposits.
Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) http://www.aftrs.edu.au
national training institition. The school offers training in cinematography,
direction, design, editing, scriptwriting, sound design and radio broadcasting.
primary Federal Government funding and advisory body for the arts.
of Communications and the Arts (DCA)
the Australian Government with policy advice in the area of communications,
media and the arts. The Department has six divisions: Telecommunications,
Arts and Heritage, Licenced Broadcasting and Information Services, Film,
Public Broadcasting and Intellectual Property, Planning and Review, National
of the largest producers of television documentaries and commissioned audio-visual
programs in Australia.
Film Finance Corporation (FFC)
major film funding body.
National Library of Australia
of the country's major research libraries containing extensive collections
of books, journals, newspapers, microforms, manuscripts, maps, music, pictorial
materials, films and videos and other materials. The Screen Studies Collection
contains films, videocassettes and laserdiscs relevant to screen studies,
including feature-length and short fiction, documentaries, experimental,
animation, television series and films about film and television. http://www.nla.gov.au/2/film/films.html
of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) http://www.oflc.gov.au
responsible for the classification of publications, films and computer
Government Agency Sites
Victorian government film funding body.
South Wales Film and Television Office (NSWFTO) http://www.filmtv.com.au/NSWFTO
Film and Television Commission (PFTC) http://design.net.au/pftc
Queensland Government initiative established to further develop Queensland's
film and television production industry.
Film Centre of Victoria http://www.cinemedia.net/sfo/foyer.html
State Film Centre of Victoria has initiated the Cinemedia site as a virtual
gateway to a range of screen cultural organisation in Victoria. The State
Film Library has divided its own service into Venues, which provides information
on the cinemas of the Centre; Education, for both teachers and students;
and the Film and Video Library, which includes its catalogue of over 10,000
titles available in a searchable format.
& and Industry Organisations
Online URL: http://www.alliance.aust.com
Entertainment and Arts Alliance is the union covering personnel involed
in Australia's media, entertainment, sports and arts industries.
Australian International Short Film Festival is an initiative of Fearless
Promotions, an independent body involved in the promotion, exhibition and
distribution of independent film and video in Australia and overseas.
Queer Film & Video Festival URL:
on the 1996 Melbourne Queer Film and Video Festival.
Screen URL: http://www.queerscreen.com.au/
Screen presents the Mardi Gras Film Festival.
Short Film Festival
Festival is held in the 'cafe stretch' of Darlinghurst in Sydney.The
annual festival features short films from new Austrlisn film makers.
Film Institute (AFI) http://www.cinemedia.net/AFI/
membership based organisation financed by the Australian Film Commission
which works to promote Australian film art. The AFI is concerned not only
with the medium of film but also with television, video and multimedia,
in terms of production, distribution, education, research and publishing.
The Institute deals directly with filmmakers, screen educators, students
and film historians across Australia.
Screen Directors Association (ASDA) http://www.ozemail.com.au/~asda/
is an industry body to support the profession of screen direction within
the Australian film industry. It is a member-run organisation which makes
available to its members advice on contracts and work practices.
Teachers of Media Inc (ATOM) http://www.cinemedia.net/ATOM/
independent, non profit association with state chapters across Australia
linked through a National Conference. It is an independent forum for issues
concerned with the media for media teachers, and is particularly concerned
with the film and television industry.
Writers Guild (AWG) http://www.afc.gov.au/www/sco/awg/AWGIndex.html
professional member-run association which supports television, radio, screen
and stage writers. The AWG is involved in negotiating guidlines for employment
for scriptwriters, campaigning for increased Australian content, for funding
assistance, and for appropriate legislation in terms of copyright, broadcasting
Film Society http://www.afc.gov.au/www/sco/dfs.html
Darwin Film Society is the Northern Territory's leading film cultural organisation.
It was established in 1964 and reconstituted in 1972 when it became an
incorporated body. Today the Society's function is to present a range of
theatrical and non-theatrical films, which are not usually shown in Northern
Territory cinemas or on television. Activities organised by the Darwin
Film Society include members screenings, festivals and special events curated
locally and interstate. The Society also assists the development of film
groups across the north of Australia.
Media Arts (EMA) http://www.peg.apc.org/~experimenta/
Melbourne based group which provides support activities and services
for new artists involved in film, video, installation, performance
and electronic media art.
& and Television Institute, Perth (FTI) http://imago.com.au/FTI/
Australia's development centre for independent film, video, multimedia
Resource Centre (MRC) http://www.webmedia.com.au/mrc/
community access to film and video facilities, film and video information,
film exhibition and production assistance. An independent, non-profit organisation.
Super 8 Film Group http://www.cinemedia.net/super8/
group's main role is to encourage and facilitate the production, distribution
and exhibition, of Super 8 films, as well as the general promotion of Super
Publishing Ltd (Cinema Papers) http://www.afc.gov.au/www/sco/CP/cp.html
leading film publication. It was begun by film makers in the 1970's and
is now in its twenty-third year of publication. The magazine covers all
areas of film, including production distribution, exhibition, as well as
film history, film education issues and film finance. Cinema Papers is
disrtibuted in over 60 countries.
Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) http://www.afc.gov.au/www/sco/spaa/spaa.htm
is the industry association representing Australia's independent film and
television production industry.
Free Publications http://www.afc.gov.au/www/download.html
is a list of documents are available free from the Australian Film Commission.
Some may be read online while other larger can be downloaded in a variety
of file formats. Free hard copies of these documents can also be received
by mail by filling out the form provided at the site.
the Past http://www.latrobe.edu.au/www/screeningthepast/
international electronic journal of visual media and history.
bi-annual review of independent film and video, particularly concerned
with experimental film, video art and associated work in performance and
electronic version of Australia's free national bi-monthly arts tabloid.
Includes substantial coverage of screen cultural issues. Back issues from
12 (April-May 1996) are available, and now there is a searchable index.
Media Facilities Directory (AMFD) http://www.amfd.com.au/AMFD/amfdhp.htm
A comprehensive directory of media, advertising, film and related industries
WWW Film & Television Production Service http://www.filmtv.com.au
online directory of facilities and people serving the Australian film and
initiative of the State Film Centre of Victoria now with Film Victoria.
Online it has been designed as a virtual building, which houses a number
of Victorian screen cultural organisations including the AFI, MIMA, ATOM,
Melbourne Queer Film and Video Centre and the Melbourne International Film
and Communication Reading Room http://wwsshe.murdoch.edu.au/cntinuum
of the Humanities Web site at Murdoch University. It is a virtual library
for researchers in cultural studies,containing previously published and
refereed. The site includes back issues of Continuum journal, Oz Film,
resources for the study of Australian cinema, and information about the
operations and publications of the Centre for Research in Culture and Communications.
online subscription page for the Encore magazine Mailing List.
Film Festivals Server http://filmfestivals.com/index.htm
comprehensive listing of Film Festival from around the world, arranged
by month. It also includes a summary by alphabetical order. This site is
complied by Moving Pictures magazine based in the United Kingdom.
Movie Database http://ballet.cit.gu.edu.au/
is the Australian Mirror of the Internet Movie Database. It is an extensive,
searchable database which contains film details, biographies and filmographies
of the people involved in making films and reviews.
Production Book URL: http://pb.com.au
is an online version of the print publication, The Production Book. The
online directory includes comprehensive contacts and information on personnel,
facilities and services in the film, television, advertising and multimedia