Project ID: 193
Title Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute - FRENCH, POOLE
DESCRIPTION  Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute provides a captivating ride through Australia’s film history through the prism of the Australian Film Institute. Although the AFI is primarily known for its hosting of the annual AFI awards to actors, directors, writers and filmmakers across film and television, the book illustrates how instrumental the AFI has been in nurturing the revival of the Australian film industry. Meticulously researched and utilising more than twenty-seven original interviews with key industry players, this work makes a major contribution to Australian screen history through the testimony of those who participated in it. The book provides a fresh and valuable perspective on an aspect of film history that hasn’t previously been told, namely the role of a vibrant screen culture that underpins production. The authors provoke the reader with their central polemic that a healthy screen culture sector is vital to the development of a successful production sector, and that the AFI should be recognised for its contribution to Australian film culture over the past fifty years. Hard Copy first edition: 2009 Updated as a second edition in 2013 and released with video interviews as an iPad book.
TYPE Film
INSTITUTION  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
EMAIL  lisa.french@rmit.edu.au
URL  http://www.shiningalight.net
RESOURCES
KEYWORDS film, AFI, screen culture, Australian Cinema, AACTA, Awards, national cinema
   
Researcher Role Institution Department
Lisa French Chief Investigator Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Cinema Studies
Mark Poole Chief Investigator Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology