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Australian documentaries released in cinemas

In Australia, the UK and the US, 1988–2017

Next update February 2019

Nineteen Australian documentaries were released in cinemas in 2017. Between 1988 and 2017, an average of eight Australian documentaries (including co-productions) were released annually in Australian cinemas totalling 234 titles. A total of 17 Australian documentary titles were released in the UK over this period and 31 in the US.

Title lists are available since 1998: See Titles released.
Australia UK US
Total 1988–2017 234 17 31
Annual av. 1988–2017 8 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
2016 12 0 1
2017 19 2 0

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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