WorldCat Identities

South Australian Film Corporation

Works: 1,107 works in 1,857 publications in 3 languages and 20,130 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Biographical films  Coming-of-age films  Melodrama  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by South Australian Film Corporation
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

72 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Valentine's Day picnic at an ancient volcanic outcropping turns to disaster for the residents of Mrs. Appleyard's school when a few young girls inexplicably vanish on Hanging Rock."--Container
The boys are back by Scott Hicks( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poignant drama of fatherhood follows Joe, a wise-cracking British sports journalist, living family life in regional South Australia. In the wake of his wife's tragic death, he finds himself in the sudden state of sole carer for six-year-old Artie. With emotions already in overdrive, Joe's elder teenage son coming to stay, and now he's faced with raising two boys in a household devoid of feminine influence and lack of rules
Ten Canoes by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Australian languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten canoes tells the story of the people of the Arafura swamp, in their language, and is set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as white people were known. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong
Disgrace by Steven E Jacobs( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor David Lurie is a man whose world is shattered when he is fired for seducing a college student. He finds peace at his estranged daughter's modest farm in South Africa until a horrific incident of terror and violence forces Lurie to confront his beliefs and the disturbing racial complexities of the new South Africa
Oranges and sunshine by Jim Loach( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Humphreys is an ordinary social worker from Nottingham who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals of recent times - the organised deportation of children from the UK to Australia. Oranges and Sunshine is the story of one woman's determination and perserverance to reunite thousands of families, bring authorities to account and ultimately draw worldwide attention to a shocking miscarriage of justice"--Container
Wolf Creek by Greg McLean( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kristy, Ben and Liz are three friends in their twenties who set out to hike through the scenic Wolf Creek National Park in the Australian Outback. Trouble begins when they get back from their hike to find that their car won't start. The trio think they have a way out when they run into a friendly local bushman named Mick Taylor, but what Mick has in mind for them has nothing to do with friendliness. The trio discover that their real troubles have just begun
ANZAC girls by Georgia Flood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on true events, this uplifting drama tells the story of five Australian and New Zealand nurses during World War I. Drawing on the real participants' diaries and letters, this six-part drama celebrates the contributions of women to the war effort
December boys by Rod Hardy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the classic Michael Noonan novel, December Boys is a story of four orphan teenagers all born in the same month - growing up behind the closed doors of a Catholic convent in outback Australia. For years, the boys watch younger kids leave with their newly adopted parents and have come to the realisation their time may never come. The Reverend Mother gives the boys something to look forward to by sending them to visit the seaside for the first time
Opal dream by Ben Rice( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kellyanne has two of the best friends in the world. The only problem is that nobody sees them but her. When her father leaves them in an opal mine, it's up to Kellyanne's brother to rally the town to find these two imaginary friends
Hey hey it's Esther Blueburger( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life's unending quest to fit in ... and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out. Esther Blueburger's quest begins when she escapes from her own Bat Mitzvah party and is befriended by Sunni, the effortlessly cool girl who is everything Esther thinks she wants to be. With the help of Sunni, Esther goes AWOL from her ordinary life and leaves her malfunctioning Jewish family to hang out with Sunni's far breezier and super-hip single mum Mary, and attend Sunni's forbidden public school as a Swedish exchange student
Tracks by John Curran( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1977, une jeune Australienne solitaire et déterminée entreprend une traversée de 2700 kilomètres dans le désert avec quatre chameaux et son chien. [Médiafilm]
Look both ways by Sarah Watt( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mix of animation and live action, set over a scorchingly hot weekend, when people dealing with unexpected events find their lives intersecting. Nick (William McInnes) visits a doctor for a routine medical and is given a devastating diagnosis, but has to wait until Monday for specialist advice. Meryl (Justine Clarke), returning from a funeral, has until Monday to finish her project or lose her job. Andy (Anthony Hayes) is thrown by his girlfriend's ultimatum and has to consider the news of her unplanned pregnancy. The convergence of their paths creates an intriguing picture, intimate, universal and uplifting
The tracker by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tracker: An Aborigine tracker is teamed with three mounted policemen to search for a fugitive suspected of murdering a white woman. A study in archetypes and stereotypes, as each individual moves closer to their own primal emotions and instincts as they move further into the outback. When the searchers come into contact with the native peoples of the wilderness, their urges find new and brutal outlets
Last cab to Darwin by Michael Caton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rex is a cab driver who has never left the mining town of Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive through the heart of the country to Darwin, where he's heard he will be able to die on his own terms; but along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you've got to live it, and to live it you've got to learn to share it ... "A gem of a film."--Sydney Morning Herald
The Snowtown murders( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on horrifying crimes discovered in Snowtown, Australia in 1999. The film follows a mother raising her three boys in a poor suburb. She takes up with a new man, hoping for security but instead welcoming a vicious predator into her home. An uncompromising look at the alarming circumstances that led to the notorious crimes
Innocence by Paul Cox( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than forty years apart, two former lovers embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young
52 Tuesdays by Matthew Cormack( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed over 52 consecutive Tuesdays with the non-profesional cast being given their scripts one week at a time, this Australian coming of age independent film centers on 16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence, accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons
McLeod's daughters( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire and Tess, two sisters who were separated as children, are reunited when they inherit Drover's Run, a large Australian cattle property passed down for generations. Together they assemble an all-female workforce and face the challenges of the land
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The boys are back
Alternative Names
Film Corporation

Film Corporation South Australia


SAFC (South Australian Film Corporation)

South Australian Film

McLeod's daughters