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Australian documentary titles released in cinemas

in Australia, the UK and the US, 1998–2016

Next update March 2018


2016

Titles Distributor
Australia
Australian Made (30th Anniversary) Independent
Chasing Asylum Cinemaplus
Ella Ronin
Embrace Transmission
Highly Strung Sharmill
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise Crossroads
Monsieur Mayonnaise Antidote Films
Motorkite Dreaming Screen Impact
Sherpa Transmission
The Will to Fly Dashboard Animals & Binding Films
Wide Open Sky Entertainment One
You and Me Garage Entertainment
US
Embrace Gathr Films

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2015

Titles Distributor
Australia
Frackman Independent
Gayby Baby Marla House
Graceful Girls Bonsai Films
Only the Dead Transmission
Putuparri and the Rainmakers Ronin
That Sugar Film Madman
Women He's Undressed Rialto
UK
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Metrodome
Sherpa Independent
That Sugar Film Soda
US
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Warner Bros
Sherpa Independent
That Sugar Film Samuel Goldwyn

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2014

Titles Distributor
Australia
All This Mayhem eOne
The Crossing Umbrella Entertainment
Deepsea Challenge 3D Label Distribution
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Umbrella Entertainment
The Last Impresario Umbrella Entertainment
The Man from Coxs River Independent
Once My Mother Change Focus Media
When the Queen Came to Town Umbrella Entertainment
UK
All This Mayhem Koch Media
US
Deepsea Challenge 3D Independent
The Earth Wins Independent
Hidden Universe 3D Independent
I Am Eleven International Film Circuit

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2013

Titles Distributor
Australia
Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust Umbrella Entertainment
The Darkside Transmission
The Earth Wins IMAX
Fallout Rough Trade
Hidden Universe 3D IMAX
I Am a Girl Independent
In Bob We Trust Apparition Entertainment
Lygon Street: Si Parla Italiano Resolution Media
Mary Meets Mohammad Waratah Films
Red Obsession Roadshow
Uncharted Waters: The Personal History of Wayne Lynch Madman Cinema
US
Red Obsession Area23a
Storm Surfers 3D Vitagraph

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2012

Titles Distributor
Australia
A Deeper Shade of Blue Garage Entertainment
The Curse of the Gothic Symphony Music Films
First Fagin Ronin
I Am Eleven Proud Mother
Paul Kelly: Stories of Me Madman Entertainment
Storm Surfers 3D Madman Entertainment
UK
Salute Arrow Fims

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2011

Titles Distributor
Australia
Cane Toads: The Conquest Pinnacle Films
Decadence: Decline of the Western World Producer
Fighting Fear Garage Entertainment
First Love Roadshow
I’m Not Dead Yet Umbrella Entertainment
Mrs Carey’s Concert Music Films
Persecution Blues: The Battle for the Tote Madman Entertainment
Rowland S. Howard: Autoluminescent Umbrella Entertainment
The Tall Man eOne
UK
Cane Toads: The Conquest Kaleidoscope
US
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure Independent

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2010

Titles Distributor
Australia
Going Vertical The Pack
Love, Lust & Lies Umbrella Entertainment
Tea With Madame Clos Ronin

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2009

Titles Distributor
Australia
Bastardy Film Camp
The Burning Season Gil Scrine Films
The Chifleys of Busby Street Ronin
The Choir Gil Scrine Films
Contact Contact Films
Into the Shadows Ronin
Love the Beast Madman Entertainment
The Voyage that Shook the World Con Dios
UK
Love the Beast Metrodome
Not Quite Hollywood StudioCanal
US
Not Quite Hollywood Magnolia Pictures

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2008

Titles Distributor
Australia
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne Film Art Media
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts Sharmill
Global Haywire Hopscotch
Hope Gil Scrine Films
Lionel Siren Visual
Night Dendy
Not Quite Hollywood Madman
Rock N Roll Nerd Madman
Salute Paramount
Something in the Water WBMC
Whaledreamers LA Entertainment
Whatever Happened to Brenda Hean? Gil Scrine Films
US
Bra Boys Berkala Films
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts Koch Lorber Films
Whaledreamers Monterey Media

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2007

Titles Distributor
Australia
4 Vast Productions
Bomb Harvest Lemur Films
Bra Boys Hopscotch
Lovestruck: Wrestling’s No.1 Fan Level Four Films
Forbidden Lie$ Palace
War on Democracy Hopscotch
UK
War on Democracy Lionsgate

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2006

Titles Distributor
Australia
God on My Side Hopscotch
Hunt Angels Palace
In the Shadow of the Palms Ipso-Facto
Kanyini Hopscotch
Rampage Madman
Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst Dendy
Women of the Sun: 25 Years Later Ronin
UK
Rampage Revelation
US
The Ister First Run/Icarus Films

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2005

Titles Distributor
Australia
Blowin’ in the Wind Dendy
Chasing God Wide Open Productions
Children of Tibet Ronin
Devil Diary Paul Scott Films
The Hidden History of Homosexual Australia Fortian Productions
Landmines: A Love Story Ronin

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2004

Titles Distributor
Australia
Helen’s War: Portrait of a Dissident (Australia/Canada) Sonja Armstrong Productions
Letters to Ali Palace
The Mademoiselle and the Doctor I Kandy Films
Molly and Mobarak Hopscotch
The President versus David Hicks Ronin
Solarmax IMAX

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2003

Titles Distributor
Australia
Australia: Land Beyond Time IMAX
Desperate Man Blues Cube Media
Making Venus Gil Scrine Films

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2002

Titles Distributor
Australia
Black Chicks Talking Film Australia
Fond Memories of Cuba Ronin
Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky Sharmill
Horses: The Story of Equus IMAX
Much Ado about Something Producer
My Mother India Ronin
Shadow Play: Indonesia’s Forgotten Holocaust Producer
A Wedding in Ramallah Ronin
Welcome to the Waks Family Film Australia
US
Australia: Land Beyond Time Houston Museum of Science
Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky Wellspring
Facing the Music Film Forum
Horses: The Story of Equus IMAX
Much Ado about Something Film Forum

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2001

Titles Distributor
Australia
Facing the Music Ronin
Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema Sharmill
My Khmer Heart Producer

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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2000

Titles Distributor
Australia
Chasing Buddha Producer
Cunnamulla Ronin Films
The Diplomat Gil Scrine Films
Tackle Happy Producer
UK
Solarmax Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago
US
Solarmax Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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1999

Titles Distributor
Australia
Original Schtick Producer
Sydney: A Story of a City IMAX

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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1998

Titles Distributor
Australia
Africa’s Elephant Kingdom IMAX
Our Park Black Dog Pictures
US
Africa’s Elephant Kingdom Discovery

Notes:Source: Compiled by Screen Australia

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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