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South Australian Film Corporation

Works: 1,103 works in 1,845 publications in 3 languages and 20,108 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Biographical films  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films  Melodrama  Action and adventure films  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about South Australian Film Corporation
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Most widely held works by South Australian Film Corporation
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

71 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 1,862 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 )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 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
Red Dog by Jennifer Bassett( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Incredible true story of a wandering, dust-covered Kelpie who hitched his way to the mining town of Dampier and into the hearts of each and every one of its residents ... A great emotional tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship"--Container
The boys are back by Scott Hicks( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 869 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 )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Australian languages and held by 819 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 642 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 596 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 586 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 525 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1960s, four orphan boys go for a holiday by the sea on the South Australian coast. Since they share the same birth month, the orphanage calls them December boys. But these teens--Maps, Spit, Spark and Misty--have much more in common. With no hopes of ever joining a family, they form their own familial bonds. Then the unexpected news comes that a young couple may adopt one of them, and the long-time pals suddenly share something else: a rivalry to be the chosen one
Opal dream by Ben Rice( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kellyanne, a young girl growing up in the Australian Outback, is very attached to her two imaginary friends, but when her father loses them after taking them to the mine while Kellyanne is at a party, her health begins to deteriorate and it is up to her brother to rally the whole town to find the missing Dingan and Pobby
Hey hey it's Esther Blueburger( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger is a hilarious coming of age comedy that explores what it's really like to be an outsider in your own world. Esther (newcomer Danielle Catanzariti) is not like other girls; she befriends a duck, talks to God through the toilet and break-dances at her bat-mitzvah. Her school is a daily torment of mind-numbing conformity and bell-ringing rituals. Home is a pressure cooker driven by her mother Grace's (Essie Davis) demand for perfection. But life changes when Esther meets uber hip Sunni, (Keisha Castle- Hughes) and her off beat single mother Mary (Toni Collette) and slips out of her oppressive all-girls private school and into a public one under the guise of a foreign exchange student. She learns that it's ok to be different and that being true to yourself is more important than fitting in
Tracks by John Curran( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 399 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 322 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 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulpilil one red blood: A documentary on Australian actor David Gulpilil, taking special note of Gulpilil's path between his highly acclaimed professional career and his Aboriginal traditions and culture
Last cab to Darwin by Michael Caton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 299 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
McLeod's daughters( Visual )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 284 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
The Snowtown murders( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 282 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 278 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
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.16 for The boys a ... to 0.92 for Adelaide F ...)

The boys are back
Alternative Names
Film Corporation

Film Corporation South Australia


SAFC (South Australian Film Corporation)

South Australian Film

McLeod's daughters