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Australian Film Finance Corporation

Overview
Works: 762 works in 1,759 publications in 4 languages and 21,839 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Road films  History  Animal films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Australian Film Finance Corporation
Rabbit-proof fence by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1931, Molly and her younger sister and cousin, Gracie and Daisy, were three half-caste children from Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution, were taught to forget their families, their culture, and re-invent themselves as members of "white" Australian society. The three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no food or water, and navigating by following the fence that has been build across the nation to stem an over-population of rabbits
The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert by Stephan Elliott( Visual )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered, pink tour bus "Priscilla," this wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Australian pianist overcomes mental illness and achieves fame
Muriel's wedding by P. J Hogan( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one ever paid much attention to Muriel and her humdrum small- town life, so she and her best friend Rhonda decide to leave it behind and head for the big city ... where they end up having the exciting adventure of their lives! What's more, soon everyone takes notice when Muriel becomes engaged to a handsome and popular sports hero!
Lantana by Ray Lawrence( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lantana: a noxious and troublesome weed with dense and spiky undergrowth, sometimes cultivated for its colorful, aromatic flowers (film website). Like the plant, this film is a thicket: lovely and sweet smelling on its surface, dense and thorny beneath. In Lantana, a quartet of married couples from different strata of urban Australian life--wealthy Valerie and John, the middle-class Zats, working-class Jane and her estranged husband Pete, and struggling, just barely working-class Nik and Paula--are connected by psychiatrist Valerie, whose disappearance is the event around which these couples lives begin to revolve. The delicately layered storyline reminds viewers of three essential truths about human existence: No one is exactly what he or she seems; actions generate ripples that reach far beyond the actions themselves; and life does go on, no matter what, but it is never the same as before. Before what? Before everything
The rage in Placid Lake by o( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy drama about two parentally neglected teenagers, Placid Lake and Gemma, who find the courage to believe in themselves
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar (Ralph Fiennes) is a priest who gambles discreetly and donates his winnings to help the poor. Lucinda (Blanchett) is an Australian businesswoman who boldly defies society's rules. When they meet over an innocent game of cards, their lives are changed forever. Filled with wonderful performances, this critically-acclaimed film from Gillian Armstrong (Little Women) has been hailed as "the most adventuresome movie yet made by one of the best filmmakers of her time." (Los Angeles Times)
Beneath clouds by Autumn Films( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lena is a fair-skinned girl with an Aboriginal mother. She rejects the indigenous family that surrounds her and longs for the love of her Irish father. Vaughn is a dark-skinned teenage boy who lives in a prison camp. He is angry at the 'white' world that surrounds him. These two hardened souls escape from their worlds in a struggle for purpose, identity, and love
The sum of us by Geoff Burton( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heterosexual father and his gay son are trying to find Ms./Mr. Right respectively. The film shows their relationship with one another and the objects of their affection as tragedy strikes
Napoleon by Sacha Guitry( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join a precocious Golden Retriever pup as he takes off on a magical journey to the wilds of the Australian Outback in this wonderful, all-animal adventure. Life as a housepet isn't much fun for young Muffin, a puppy who dreams of being a "wild dog." So when he gets his chance to escape his suburban backyard in a helium balloon-powered basket, the pup hops on board, changes his name to Napoleon and sets off on the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way he meets some very special friends -- a chatty parrot, a wise owl, a clever koala and more -- who help him on his journey for excitement. But fun isn't all that Napoleon discovers on his quest for adventure ... he also learns more about the world -- and himself -- than he ever thought possible. Featuring a host of delightful songs and the voices of Bronson Pinchot and Joan Rivers, this charming tale that "teaches valuable lessons" is a wonderful treat the whole family will love!
He died with a felafel in his hand( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny has just moved into his 47th shared house, this time in Brisbane, and the flatmates have not improved. One lives in a closet, another in a tent in the living room and, before Danny takes off for shared house no. 48 in Melbourne, he will have endured satanic worshipers, skinheads and the perennially ubiquitous cane toad. No wonder he is on the verge of a nervous breakdown
The tracker by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 312 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
Antarctica( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes you to a continent beyond imagination. Discover a new world and learn of Antarctica's wildlife in a way never before possible. Creates a sensation of truly being there. Experience Antarctica through the heartfelt words of Antarctica explorer Robert Scott. Re-live the brutal hardships, wonders and isolation of the first men on this magnificient frontier
Australia : Land beyond time( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia is the world's largest island and smallest continent. It is an exotic and intriguing land shaped by it's isolation from all other lands. With thousands of miles of red desert sand dunes that characterize its famous Outback and lush coastal rainforests rich in unique wildlife, Australia is a place of extremes. Go on a breathtaking journey back in time to witness the birth and evolution of a mysterious land that harbors remnants of Earth's earliest life and many of its strangest creatures that exist nowhere else on the planet
The silver stallion( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful wild Australian mare gives birth to Thowra, an exceptional cream-colored foal, with a mane and tail that gleam silver in the moonlight. As Thowra grows through several seasons in the mountains the herd find survival difficult. The summer is worse, for that is when Man comes to try and capture Thowra, and becomes an obsession of mythic proportions
Horses : the story of Equus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lives and qualities of three remarkable equines. The horses, followed from their first wobbly steps to their hoof-pounding moments of challenge, triumph, and even heroism, are the Chestnut, trained to be a racehorse; the Bay, on his way to a career as a movie stunt horse; and the Black, driven by circumstance and his indomitable spirit to seek a herd in the wild
Selling sickness( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary examines the pharmaceutical industry's marketing of antidepressants with particular emphasis on the firm GlaxoSmithKline. It explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as they promote miracle cures - selling not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them. It also looks at the growing controversy around SSRI antidepressants (especially as they affect adolescents) and follows British psychiatrist David Healy and patients' accusations that aggressive drug marketing is blurring the boundaries between medical conditions and ordinary life
Children of the revolution by Peter Duncan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black comedy where a working class Australian communist girl goes to Russia and becomes pregnant by Stalin
Until the end of the world by Wim Wenders( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1999. As the threat of nuclear holocaust looms, a government killer stalks traveler Farber for his invention, while one woman will do anything for his love
The real macaw( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Girdis discovers a 150 year old parrot who claims to know the location of a buried pirate's treasure chest
 
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