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The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was founded in 1958 as a non-profit organisation devoted to developing an active film culture in Australia
Australia
and fostering engagement between the general public and the Australian film industry. It is responsible for producing Australia's premier annual film and television awards, as of 2011 known as AACTA Awards
AACTA Awards
(previously the AFI Awards).[1] The work of the institute is supported by government funding, corporate sponsors and approximately 10,000 members nationally. As Australia's foremost motion picture industry association, AFI promotes the Australian film and television industry and plays a central role in the way in which the Australian film industry is known and understood, both locally and internationally.[1] In the 1970s, the AFI played a prominent part in reviving the Australian film industry and in convincing the government to invest in the creation of the Experimental Film Fund, a film school, and a corporation for advancing feature film production. The year 1976 marked the first time that the AFI Awards, which had been given since 1958, were televised. Ten years later, television categories were added to the awards. A recent focus of the organisation has been on helping to develop the careers of Australian film artists, through the AFI Fellowship and AFI Documentary Trailbrazer programs, as well as with the AFI Young Film Actor Award.[1] The AFI is affiliated with the Los Angeles Australian Film & Television Association. In August 2011, AFI formed a subsidiary professional organisation, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.[2]

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1 AFI Research Collection 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

AFI Research Collection[edit] The AFI Research Collection is a significant non-lending, specialist film and television industry resource. The collection operates under the auspices of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's School of Media and Communication in conjunction with the Australian Film Institute. The Collection has particular strengths in screen history and theory and in Australian cinema, and features a diverse range of books, journals, film scripts, film directories, reports and film festival catalogues.[3] See also[edit]

Cinema of Australia Culture of Australia

References[edit]

^ a b c "The Australian Film Institute – Celebrating 50 Years of Pride and Passion" Archived May 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "AFI is recast with new academy taking a bow". Sydney Morning Herald. 19 August 2011.  ^ "AFI Research Collection" Archived November 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

AFI website AFI Awards 2010 coverage @ Mediasearch AFI History

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AACTA Awards

Australian Film Institute (AFI) Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
(AACTA)

Australian Feature film

Best Film Best Direction Best Adapted Screenplay Best Original Screenplay Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Cinematography Best Costume Design Best Editing Best Original Score Best Production Design Best Sound

International Feature film

Best Film – International Best Actor – International Best Actress – International Best Supporting Actor – International Best Supporting Actress – International Best Direction – International Best Screenplay – International

Television

Best Comedy Series Best Drama Series Best Children's Series Best Children's Animation Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series Best Light Entertainment Series Best Reality Series Best Comedy Performance Best Actor – Drama Best Actress – Drama Best Guest or Supporting Actor – Drama Best Guest or Supporting Actress – Drama Best Direction – Drama or Comedy Best Direction – Light Entertainment or Reality Series Best Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Costume Design Best Editing Best Original Score Best Production Design Best Sound

Documentary and Short film

Best Feature Length Documentary Best Documentary Television Program Best Short Animation Best Short Fiction Film Best Cinematography – Documentary Best Director – Documentary Best Editing – Documentary Best Original Music Score– Documentary Best Sound – Documentary

Special
Special
awards

Byron Kennedy Award Longford Lyell Award Best Visual Effects or Animation Best Hair and Makeup

Retired awards

AFI Members' Choice Award Best Documentary Best Documentary Under One Hour Best Experimental Film Best Foreign Film Global Achievement Award International Best Actor International Best Actress International Award Excellence in Filmmaking Jury Prize Best Screenplay Best Screenplay in a Short Film Best Sponsored Documentary Best Television Documentary Best Young Actor Screen Content Innovation Award Outstanding Achievement in Television Screen Craft Outstanding Achievement in Short Film Screen Craft

Ceremonies

AFI Awards

1958 1959 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974-75 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

AACTA Awards (Australia)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

AACTA Awards (International)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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Cinema of Australia

Films

By decade

pre-1910 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

By year

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Production companies and studios

Cinesound Commonwealth Film Laboratories Film Australia Film Victoria Fox Studios Frame, Set & Match Kennedy Miller Mitchell Pagewood Studios Palace South Australian Film Corporation Screen Queensland Screen NSW ScreenWest Village Roadshow Pictures Village Roadshow Studios

Organisations

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
(AACTA) Australian Cinematographers Society Australian Costumers' Guild Australian Directors Guild Australian Film Institute (AFI) Australian Classification Board Australian Guild of Screen Composers Australian Production Design Guild Australian Screen Editors Australian Writers' Guild Casting Guild of Australia Film Critics Circle of Australia FTI Screen Australia Screen Producers Australia

Awards

AACTA Awards ACS Awards ADG Awards APDG Awards ASE Awards ATOM Awards AWGIE Awards Film Critics Circle of Australia
Australia
Awards Inside Film Awards Screen Music Awards

Theatres

Ace Cinemas Australian Multiplex Cinemas Dendy Cinemas Event Cinemas Grand Cinemas Hoyts Palace Films and Cinemas Village Cine

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