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'A new book, Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute, traces the progress of the film and television industries in Australia - as well as screen culture within Australia over the past half century - through the lens of one key organisation, the Australian Film Institute (AFI).

Since its establishment in 1958, the AFI has played a central role in nurturing and supporting both screen culture and production, from the Australian film industry's small beginnings to its development into an internationally recognised billion dollar industry. Shining a Light maps out the history of the AFI and the wider industry over the past fifty years and explores the relationship of screen culture to a successful production industry.

The book is a timely and significant contribution to scholarship on Australian cinema, being published at a critical time in Australian film history. The authors have interviewed key players on the local scene, and sifted through volumes of documentary evidence in chronicling the history of the AFI, its successes and role in Australian screen culture past, present and future.

The writers' collective experience spans filmmaking, academic research and teaching, film journalism, employment and service in key screen culture organisations as well as an abiding passion for Australian cinema - bringing to the book both the filmmaker or industry perspective, and academic schlorship.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Kilda, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) , 2009 .
      Extent: xi, 256p.p.
      Description: ill., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes:

        • Glossary (p. 139)
        • AFI Award Winners and Nominees List (pp. 141-225)
        • Alummi (226-227)
        • Index (228-252)
      ISBN: 1876467207

Works about this Work

Adrift But within Sight of the Shore : Criticism of Australian Film Theodore F. Sheckels , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies , Fall vol. 17 no. 2 2011; (p. 125-132)

— Review of Shining a Light : 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute Lisa French , Mark Poole , 2009 single work criticism ; Diasporas of Australian Cinema 2009 anthology criticism ; The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand 2007 anthology criticism ; Australian Film Saskia Vanderbent , 2006 reference ; Film in Australia : An Introduction Albert Moran , Errol Vieth , 2006 multi chapter work criticism
Passionate Amateurs : The Experimental Film and Television Fund and Modernist Film Practice in Australia Lisa French , Mark Poole , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , 24 August vol. 5 no. 2 2011; (p. 171-183)
'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)
Adrift But within Sight of the Shore : Criticism of Australian Film Theodore F. Sheckels , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies , Fall vol. 17 no. 2 2011; (p. 125-132)

— Review of Shining a Light : 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute Lisa French , Mark Poole , 2009 single work criticism ; Diasporas of Australian Cinema 2009 anthology criticism ; The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand 2007 anthology criticism ; Australian Film Saskia Vanderbent , 2006 reference ; Film in Australia : An Introduction Albert Moran , Errol Vieth , 2006 multi chapter work criticism
Passionate Amateurs : The Experimental Film and Television Fund and Modernist Film Practice in Australia Lisa French , Mark Poole , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , 24 August vol. 5 no. 2 2011; (p. 171-183)
'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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