This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
In 1995, the Australian film magazine "Cinema Papers" polled over 6,000 members of the Australian film community to determine the "100 key films" of the Australian cinema. Those polled included "accredited members of the Australian Film Institute; industry guilds and unions; film critics and reviewers; academics and media teachers; and the NFSA's Kookaburra Card members.
"'Key' films were designated as those that have made a notable aesthetic, technical or historically important contribution to Australian cinema. Similarly, the criteria for 'Australia-ness' was defined broadly rather than narrowly."
The list excludes any films "made specifically for television or non-film formats."
SOURCE: Cinema Papers, "100 Key Australian Films." February 1996: p24-27
The AACTA Award for Best Film is an award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television".
From 1969-1975, the award was presented as a gold, silver, bronze or grand prix prize, or in some years, a cash prize.
* The 'Michael' segment of Three to Go was the one given the award in 1970.
"The nation has voted for their favourite Australian feature fiction or documentary of all time. Here are the top 100 films as voted by you. The response has generated a vibrant debate of favourite screen stories that reflect who we are and who we wish to be as a nation. Family, of course emerges so strongly through these titles.
Other interesting elements to note – women directors sit at 26%, 7 films from the Top 100 are from Indigenous directors, David Gulpilil is in 10 of the Top 100, 10 films are from the ADL Film Fest FUND and 22 of the 100 were filmed or produced here in South Australia."
Artistic Director and CEO of Adelaide Film Festival, Amanda Duthie said: “The MY TOP 3 #YOUMUSTSEE initiative has given audiences a chance to reflect on the films that are forever stamped in our national psyche, and has generated vibrant debate about who we are and who we wish to be as a nation. Family has emerged as a major theme in the nation’s favourite films. We love Australian cinema and MY TOP 3 allowed us to re-connect audiences with the films they love, making it all the more special to bring the nation’s top 3 films back to the big screen.”
Additional info: https://www.if.com.au/the-castle-muriels-wedding-samson-and-delilah-voted-top-aussie-films-of-all-time-in-adelaide-film-fest-poll/