Australian Film CommissionAustralian Film Commissioni(A59973 works by)(Organisation)assertion Born:Established:1975Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,;Died:Ceased:2008Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,
The Australian Film Commission (AFC) was an Australian Government agency which operated as part of the Commonwealth Film Program to ensure the creation, availability and preservation of Australian audiovisual content.
The AFC's primary role was to help enrich Australia's national identity by supporting the development of film, television and interactive media projects and their creators; to promote the availability of Australian content to Australian audiences; and cultivate and assist the development and appreciation of Australian screen culture locally and internationally.
Through the National Film and Sound Archive, the AFC collected documents, preserved and provided access to Australia's screen and sound heritage. As the major collector and analyst of data about the industry, the AFC also informed opinion, outlook and policies concerning the audiovisual industries and screen content in Australia. The AFC maintained offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with the Head Office being located in Canberra.
On 1 July 2008 the AFC was absorbed into the newly established Screen Australia, a merger which was undertaken through the Screen Australia Act 2008. The new statutory body also took over the functions and appropriations of two other organisations - the Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) and Film Australia Limited.