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Australian feature films
Released on television

Number of films, Australian free-to-air television, 1985–2015

Next update April 2017

An average of 22 first-release Australian feature films (including co-productions) were screened on Australian free-to-air television each year between 2010 and 2015.

Since 1985, an average of 21 local movies per year screened for the first time on free-to-air television.

Lists of top-rating local features on Australian TV 1998-2009 are available in the archive

Subscription TV data is no longer updated. However, statistics for films released on this platform 1995-2006 are available in the archive.

No. Australian feature films released on free-to-air TV in Australia

Graph: No. of Australian feature films released on free-to-air TV in Australia, 1985-2015. Table below has the data.

  Free-to-air TV
Total 1985–20151 646
Annual av. 1985–2015 21
Annual averages
1985–1989 21
1990–1994 23
1995–1999 22
2000–2004 16
2005–2009 20
 
2010 18
2011 24
2012 25
2013 21
2014 23
2015 18

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).
Based on first recorded screening.
1. Includes five features where the exact date of release is not known.

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