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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Australian Feature Films and Distribution : Industry or Cottage Industry?
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'Feature films remain critical flagships to any national film industry. Australian feature films can be highly commercial endeavours that also perform symbolic functions by embodying the national imaginary in big screen based sound and imagery. They conduct a dialogue with domestic audiences as well as showcase key aspects of Australia in the global film festival circuit. As the pre-eminent filmmaking form, feature films also serve as important launchpads for the careers of many Australian writers, directors, actors and technical crew. In the wake of over a decade of diminished share of local box office obtained by Australian feature films, Australian feature films and distribution: industry or cottage industry?, examines issues in the production sector affecting the performance of Australian feature films and some responses by the central funding and support screen agency, Screen Australia.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Studies in Australasian Cinema Show, Don't Tell : Contemporary Screen Production Research vol. 10 no. 1 2016 9487261 2016 periodical issue 2016 pg. 114-128
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