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'Most histories of the dynamism of the Australian film industry in the 1970s explore feature films, but a vital part of the creativity and energy of the revival occurred in the non-feature sector. A significant site of experimentation and originality in form, content and technique was the Experimental Film and Television Fund (EFTF). From its inception in 1970, The Australian Film Institute (AFI) managed the fund until 1977 when the Australian Film Commission (AFC) assumed control of it. Drawing on a series of interviews with key players involved in the fund during the AFI's tenure, and research for the book, Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute (French and Poole 2009), this article traces this significant period of the history of Australian film production, and proposes that the AFI played an important role in promoting modernist film practice, and the Australian film revival, through its management of the EFTF.' (Editor's abstract)

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  • Appears in:
    y Studies in Australasian Cinema vol. 5 no. 2 24 August 2011 Z1870677 2011 periodical issue Selected papers from the XVth Biennial Conference of the Film and
    History Association of Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ), University
    of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    pg. 171-183
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