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See THE COOLBAROO CLUB in new restored version »

THE COOLBAROO CLUB is now beautifully restored by the National Film and Sound Archive, and available from Ronin Films.

CALL ME MUM - new upgraded 1080p file »

CALL ME MUM - new upgraded 1080p file of the outstanding feature film directed by Margot Nash, winner of two AFI Awards.

OPHIR - new honour for remarkable documentary »

OPHIR has been ranked one of the 10 Best Documentaries of 2023 in the US professional journal, Video Librarian. The film is voiced entirely by the Indigenous people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, and observes the colonisation of the land and its people, who at the end of the 1980s were left with no choice but to revolt for their right to exist.

FIRST CITIZEN - ALBERT NAMATJIRA - new upgraded file »

FIRST CITIZEN - ALBERT NAMATJIRA - new upgraded file for important historical record - a respectful documentary narrating aspects of the life and work of the great artist (1902-1959).


New high res 1080p files of major Mangiamele films are now available from Ronin Films for screenings.

Giorgio Mangiamele is one of the most under-estimated figures in Australian cinema history. Soon after his arrival in Australia in 1952 as a migrant from Italy, he began making films at a time when feature film production in Australia was almost non-existent.

BLISS - now available on Vimeo-on-Demand »

"BLISS is a key film in the story of Australian movies" - Paul Byrnes, Australian Screen Online. Now available on DVD and on Vimeo-on-Demand through Ronin Films.

BEDEVIL - a hidden gem? »

British film critic, Ben Nicholson, has contributed Tracey Moffatt's BEDEVIL to Sight & Sound's list of "101 Hidden Gems: the greatest films you've never seen" (5 December 2023).

FANTOME ISLAND – new upgraded 1080p file »

FANTOME ISLAND (2011, 82 mins) - a personal history of the leper colony for First Nations people, on an island off the north Queensland coast. NOW AVAILABLE IN A SUPERB NEW 1080p HIGH RES FILE!

LIGHT YEARS - now re-mastered from original film negatives »

LIGHT YEARS (1991, 47 mins) – a film about the life and work of Olive Cotton, the legendary Australian photographer. Superbly re-mastered from the original film negatives, the film has never looked better.

MAKE IT RIGHT! - new upgraded file of unique historical film »

MAKE IT RIGHT! (1988, 21 mins) is a unique record of the landmark 1988 Barunga Festival of Aboriginal Sport and Culture at which Prime Minister Bob Hawke made commitments (unfulfilled) to negotiate a treaty with Aboriginal people.

HANDMAIDENS AND BATTLEAXES - new upgraded file of documentary classic »

This remarkable award-winning documentary by the late Rosalind Gillespie (filmmaker and Registered Nurse) traces the role of nurses from pre-industrial times to the modern era.

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