Contributions from various writers on
"the state of Australian cinema"

compiled by Bill Mousoulis

A section where different writers (critics or filmmakers or others in the film world) were asked for their general thoughts and feelings on Australian cinema (including the broader film culture, not just the films themselves).

Four questions were posed to them, as prompts, but they were free to write on what they wanted:

  • What do you think of recent Australian films (the ones you know, whether mainstream or alternative)?
  • How do you think recent Australian cinema stacks up against world cinema (of Europe, Asia, America)?
  • How do you view the placement of Australian titles in local film festivals, and distribution of the films after their festival exposure?
  • How do you view the broader Australian film culture: the film press, the film schools, the film funding bodies, the Archive?

State of Oz cinema / Youth on the March
by Mike Retter

Published May 12, 2018


The Dispassionate Industry
by Adrian Danks

Published March 27, 2018


Absence
by Dirk de Bruyn

Published March 27, 2018


An Outsider's View ...
by Ivan Gaal

Published March 27, 2018


From Heady Times to Hard Times
by David King

Published March 27, 2018


That's How the Light Gets In
by Adrian Martin

Published March 27, 2018


New Propositions
by Jake Wilson

Published March 27, 2018