Foreign Language Film Collection



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This is a collection of film works, the range extending to VHS, DVD, 16mm and 35mm film, in languages other than English. These films were acquired to broaden the cultural focus of the Collection.

In the latter half of the 20th Century, ACMI's Collection, under its various organisational guises, was committed to acquiring films that were of filmic significance, whether or not they were produced in Australia or even in English. These works were drawn from the film festivals of the world, as film studies was increasing in popularity and legitimacy, and reflect some of the most exciting and creative narrative films as viewed on a world stage. They also add depth to the collection as a valuable film and cultural studies resource, as well as widening access to non-English speaking communities in Australia. The Collection holds over 2,500 titles of films, mostly produced between 1970 and 2007, by both established, respected directors and exciting up-and-coming filmmakers.

Material is subject to copyright


20th Century | 21st Century; Feature film; Foreign language films; Short Film

Art house films; Films; Languages other than English; Short Films

Cultural identities; Films

Movie film; Video recordings; Videotapes

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