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Australian feature films released in cinemas

In Australia and overseas, 1985–2015

Next update April 2017

Between 1985 and 2015, an average of 21 Australian feature films (including co-productions) were released each year in Australian cinemas, seven per year in the US and seven per year in the UK.

Title lists are available from 1998: see Titles released.

For the number of films released compared to the number of films produced, see Proportion of feature films released in Australian, UK and US cinemas.

Graph: Number of Australian films released domestically and overseas, 1985-2015. Table below has the data.
  No. Australian features released in cinemas
Australia France Germany1 Italy Japan Spain Sweden UK US
Total 1985–2015 654 130 118 143 78 116 77 208 231
Annual av.
1985–2015
21 4 4 5 3 4 2 7 7
Annual averages
1985–1989 21 4 4 4 1 2 3  9 10
1990–1994 18 4 4 4 4 4 3 6 7
1995–1999 19 4 4 5 4 5 3 5 7
2000–2004 20 5 4 6 3 5 1 5 6
2005–2009 24 4 3 3 1 2 1 7 6
 
2010 27 7 3 4 1 4 5 6 10
2011 27 6 4 5 3 7 4 10 6
2012 19 2 2 4 2 1 0 8 6
2013 15 4 3 3 1 2 3 5 8
2014 30 5 4 6 2 4 2 10 8
2015 24 5 7 8 3 7 4 12 8

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
Includes Australian productions, official co-productions and other productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
1. Total for Germany includes one feature where the date of release is not known.

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