Watch the documentary ‘Advance Australian Film’  (embedded above and available on the DMC Drive) and complete the following activities:

  1. What is your personal relationship with Australian film? What is the last Australian film you saw at the cinema? What’s your favourite Australian film of all time and why?
  2. Create a timeline of the Australian Film Industry, which includes important events, release years of Australian films and Australian film ‘periods’.
  3. What is your view about the current state of Australian film? Use quotes from the documentary to substantiate your opinion.
  4. Discuss the four main challenges that currently face Australian cinema.
  5. What are the opportunities for Australian filmmakers in the future of film?
  6. What are some ideas that the interviewees give about how to strengthen the Australian film industry? Which do you think would be most impactful?