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Australian documentaries released in cinemas

In Australia, the UK and the US, 1988–2015

Next update March 2017

Seven Australian documentaries were released in cinemas in 2015. Between 1988 and 2015, an average of seven Australian documentaries (including co-productions) were released annually in Australian cinemas totalling 203 titles. A total of 15 Australian documentary titles were released in the UK over this period and 30 in the US.

Title lists are available since 1998: see Titles released.

Graph : No. of Australian documentaries released in cinemas in Australia, 1988-2015. The table following provides the data .
  Australia UK US
Total 1988–2015 203 15 30
Annual av. 1988–2015 7 1 1
1988 22 3 2
1989 12 0 1
1990 5 0 0
1991 16 0 3
1992 5 1 0
1993 6 0 0
1994 5 0 0
1995 6 0 1
1996 10 0 0
1997 4 0 1
1998 2 0 1
1999 2 0 0
2000 4 1 1
2001 3 0 0
2002 9 0 5
2003 3 0 0
2004 6 0 0
2005 6 0 0
2006 7 1 1
2007 6 1 0
2008 12 0 3
2009 8 2 1
2010 3 0 0
2011 9 1 1
2012 6 1 0
2013 11 0 2
2014 8 1 4
2015 7 3 3

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).

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