State Film Centre | Video's
Designed to collect and maintain a film library for general public consumption, the State Film Centre was established in 1946.
It became a leading cultural institution for not only the archiving of Australian and international cinematic works but in supporting the Victorian production industry, providing regional lending services and broadening audience reach through the use of mobile projection units.
With technological change, the Centre adapted to new media platforms and broadened its collections focus to include emerging filmmakers and student works. It evolved from a collection-based institution to a hub for screening and advocacy and increased its role as an invaluable education resource.
Into the 1990s work commenced on plans to establish the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as part of the Federation Square project and on January 1, 2002, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image was officially established by the Film Act 2001 (Victoria).
Melbourne: festival city
The film also shows some of the Melbourne landscape and the background of daily life; Melbourne's economic expansion; the Melbourne Cup, the race for which the nation stands still; Australian rules football, drawing crowds of over 50,000; fine golf courses; hunting; night life. It closes with a coverage of the Moomba procession, with all its varied floats, including the Bunyip and the Chinese dragon.
State Film Centre meets record demand
A look at the State Film Centre of Victoria in the early sixties. Shows customer service areas, despatch operations, film retrieving, checking and cleaning, and free film screenings in urban and rural areas.
Commercial presentation: Victorian Tourist Bureau
Four one minute commercials sponsored by the Victorian Tourist Bureau. Titles include, The Melbourne Cup for New South Wales; Snow Fields #1 for New South Wales; Moomba for South Australia; Snow Fields #2 for New South Wales.
We see aerial shots of the City of Melbourne and Yarra River and late developmental stages of construction on the Tullamarine Airport and Freeway. Shot in October 1968.
Film film: Lending
An animated promotional film describing the lending services available at the State Film Centre of Victoria.
Film film: Lending / Showing
An animated promotional film describing the lending and screening services available at the State Film Centre of Victoria.
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