The Australian film industry is a vibrant and diverse sector that has seen significant growth in recent years. This blog post will explore some of the key statistics related to this dynamic industry, including production figures, box office revenues, cinema attendance rates and gender diversity within the creative roles. We'll also look at government funding for Indigenous movie projects as well as international co-productions with Australia. Finally we'll take a look at awards won by Australian films over the past decade. So let's dive into these fascinating facts about one of our nation's most beloved industries.
Australian Film Industry Statistics Overview
In 2020, Australian films held a market share of 3.9% in their domestic box office.
This statistic is a telling indication of the state of the Australian film industry. It reveals that despite the efforts of filmmakers, the industry is still struggling to gain a foothold in the domestic market. This statistic serves as a reminder that there is still much work to be done in order to ensure the success of Australian films in the future.
The highest-grossing Australian film of all time is "Crocodile Dundee" (1986), with a box office revenue of AUD 47,707,045.
This statistic is a testament to the success of the Australian film industry, demonstrating that a homegrown production can achieve international success. It serves as a reminder that Australian films can be just as successful as their international counterparts, and that the industry is capable of producing films that can capture the attention of audiences around the world.
There were 646 cinema sites in Australia in 2020.
This statistic is a telling indication of the size and scope of the Australian film industry. It shows that there is a large and vibrant cinema culture in the country, with a wide range of venues for people to enjoy films. This statistic is a testament to the strength of the Australian film industry and its ability to provide entertainment to a large number of people.
In 2019, more than 2,200 hours of Australian television content were produced.
This statistic is indicative of the sheer amount of Australian television content that was created in 2019, demonstrating the strength of the Australian film industry. It is a testament to the creativity and hard work of the people involved in the production of these shows, and a reminder of the importance of the industry to the Australian economy.
In 2020, Australian documentary productions accounted for 182 hours of content.
This statistic is a testament to the strength of the Australian documentary production industry in 2020. It highlights the sheer amount of content that was created and released in the year, demonstrating the industry's resilience and creativity in the face of a global pandemic. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of documentary production in Australia and its potential to inform, educate, and entertain audiences.
In 2018-2019, 86% of all Australian film and television production expenses were spent on drama content.
This statistic is a telling indication of the state of the Australian film industry. It reveals that the majority of production expenses are being allocated to drama content, suggesting that this is the genre that is most in demand. This could be a reflection of the tastes of the Australian public, or it could be a sign of the industry's focus on creating drama content. Either way, this statistic is an important insight into the current state of the Australian film industry.
In 2019, the average cinema attendance per person in Australia was 4.4 times per year.
This statistic is a telling indication of the popularity of cinema-going in Australia. It shows that Australians are passionate about the cinema experience, and that the film industry is thriving in the country. This statistic is a testament to the success of the Australian film industry, and it is a great indicator of the potential for further growth in the industry.
Of 255 feature films produced between 2014-2018, 47.1% had a female producer, 22.7% had a female director, and 31.4% had a female writer.
This statistic is a powerful indicator of the progress being made in the Australian film industry towards gender equality. It shows that, while there is still a long way to go, there has been a significant increase in the number of female producers, directors, and writers in the industry over the past few years. This is an encouraging sign that the industry is taking steps towards creating a more inclusive and diverse environment for all.
An Australian feature film production, on average, cost AUD 1.32 million in 2016.
This statistic is a telling indication of the financial investment required to produce a feature film in Australia. It highlights the need for substantial resources to bring a project to fruition, and serves as a reminder of the importance of the Australian film industry in terms of its economic impact.
In 2019, there were 29 Australian children's television series in production.
This statistic is indicative of the thriving Australian children's television industry, demonstrating that the industry is alive and well. It is a testament to the creativity and hard work of the people involved in the production of these series, and shows that the Australian film industry is continuing to produce quality content for young viewers. This statistic is an important part of the overall picture of the Australian film industry, and provides a valuable insight into the health of the industry.
The Australian film industry provided around 47,000 full-time equivalent jobs in 2018.
This statistic is a testament to the importance of the Australian film industry, highlighting the sheer number of jobs it provides. It is a reminder of the impact the industry has on the economy, and the importance of its continued growth and success.
Government financial support for the production of Australian Indigenous movie projects represents more than AUD 172 million since 1993.
This statistic is a testament to the immense progress made in the Australian film industry in terms of Indigenous representation. It shows that the government has invested heavily in Indigenous movie projects, demonstrating a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the industry. This investment has enabled Indigenous filmmakers to tell their stories and share their culture with the world, making a powerful statement about the importance of Indigenous voices in the Australian film industry.
Oscar-winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett ranks as the top box office performer, with a cumulative box office of over USD 2.2 billion.
The incredible success of Cate Blanchett as a box office performer is a testament to the strength of the Australian film industry. Her USD 2.2 billion cumulative box office is a remarkable achievement, and a clear indication that Australian films can be just as successful as their international counterparts. This statistic is a powerful reminder of the potential of the Australian film industry, and a source of inspiration for aspiring filmmakers.
Australian film and video production businesses generated AUD 4.4 billion in total income during the 2018-19 financial year.
This statistic is a testament to the success of the Australian film and video production industry in the 2018-19 financial year. It highlights the impressive growth of the industry, demonstrating that it is a viable and profitable sector of the economy. This is an important indicator of the health of the industry, and provides a valuable insight into the potential of the industry to continue to grow and thrive in the future.
Between 2010-2019, the Australian film industry produced over 1,300 short films.
This statistic is a testament to the creativity and productivity of the Australian film industry over the past decade. It shows that the industry has been consistently producing a large number of short films, demonstrating its commitment to the art form and its ability to create a wide variety of stories. This statistic is a reminder of the importance of the Australian film industry and its contribution to the cultural landscape of the country.
In 2016, the number of international co-productions with Australia was 12, with a total production value of AUD 88 million.
This statistic is a testament to the strength of the Australian film industry. It shows that the industry is capable of producing high-quality films that are attractive to international partners, and that these partnerships are generating significant revenue for the country. This is a positive sign for the future of the industry, as it indicates that there is a strong demand for Australian films and that the industry is capable of competing on a global scale.
Between 2010 and 2019, Australian films won 41 awards at the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards.
This statistic is a testament to the success of the Australian film industry over the past decade. It shows that Australian films have been recognised and celebrated by the AACTA Awards, a prestigious award ceremony that recognises excellence in the Australian film industry. This is a clear indication that Australian films have been able to make an impact on the international stage, and that the industry is thriving. This statistic is an important reminder of the success of the Australian film industry and should be celebrated.
The Australian film industry is a thriving and diverse sector, with many successes to celebrate. In 2019 alone, the industry produced 53 feature films and 646 cinema sites were in operation across Australia. The total expenditure on film and television production was AUD 1.7 billion for 2018-2019 financial year, while domestic box office market share of Australian films reached 3.9%. Furthermore, 86% of all expenses went towards drama content during this period; 2200 hours of television content were also produced in 2019 as well as 182 hours worth of documentary productions in 2020.
In terms of individual success stories within the industry, "Crocodile Dundee" (1986) remains the highest grossing Australian movie ever made at AUD 47 million dollars; Cate Blanchett ranks first among top box office performers with over USD 2 billion earned from her movies since 2000; 14 out 255 feature films between 2014-2018 had female producers attached to them - representing 47%; 31% had female writers involved too - indicating an increase in gender equality within the field overall compared to previous years when women's involvement was much lower than men's . Additionally there have been 41 awards won by Australians at AACTA Awards between 2010-2019 which further highlights their achievements both domestically and internationally throughout that time frame..
Overall these statistics demonstrate how far Australia has come since its inception into filmmaking back in 1893 – showing just how successful it can be if given enough support from government funding or private investors alike.
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1. - https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au
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