The following is a list of commercial distributors who supply DVDs and sometimes 16mm film to all film societies at the discounted rate. Distributors won’t give any discounted rates for digital media because of increased costs in its production and shipping.
No list is perfect, so if we have missed any or the details need to be updated, please contact us.
The email addresses have been written with spaces in order to fool the Spam Bots.
Roadshow Entertainment is the biggest distributor in Australia. They are agents for the following companies:
- 20th Century Fox
- Buena Vista
- Entertainment One
- Hoyts Distribution
- Palace Films
- Paramount (Includes some transmission films)
- Rialto Entertainment
- Roadshow Entertainment
- United Artists
- Village Roadshow
- Walt Disney Pictures
- Warner Brothers
Roadshow also supplies DVDs at a cost of $11 each if you don’t own a copy of the film you want to screen.
The fee that Roadshow charges for permission to screen DVDs varies according to the size of the film society’s audience
If your organisation has 32 or fewer members you will pay $40 + GST (total $44) per screening. Societies with membership between 33 and 82 will pay $50 + GST (total $55), per screening.
Larger societies will pay more; those with memberships between 83 and 166 will pay $75 + GST per screening, while those between 167 and 332 will pay $100 + GST. Above 332 members the cost is subject to negotiation.
Contact: Chrystal Remington on email: ‘chrystal_remington @ roadshow. com. au’ or phone her on (02) 9552 8685
Amalgamated movies is the second biggest distributor in Australia. They have the largest range of 16mm film in Australia. For AFSF members only, Amalgamated offers a special price of $60 for a 16mm film This consists of $35 for screening right and $25 for Postage of the film.
For screenings rights to show a DVD, Amalgamated Movies is no longer charging on a fixed rate of $50 but have moved to a negotiable sliding scale. Amalgamated also supplies DVDs for rent if you don’t own a copy of the film you want to screen. The cost of postage varies depending on whether it is sent overnight or by regular post. Currently regular post is $5.
You can contact them to obtain screening rights with:
- Columbia Pictures
- Tristar Pictures
- Screen Gems
- Ronin Films
Contact: is through their website or
Head Office/Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and Northern Territory:
Ph: (07) 4787 1086
Email: stevens @ amalgamated movies.com
New South Wales:
Ph: 0425 293 030 or (02) 9715 3145
Email: lorrainepaton 1@ bigpond. com
Western Australia and South Australia:
Ph: 0429 116 343
Email: chris @rura lcinema. com
Accent Film Entertainment
Contact: George Papadopolous by phone on (03) 9690 9997 or by email on ‘george @ accentfilm .com’
Contact: Ruari Elkington by phone on (07) 3262 2009 or by email on ‘ruari @ antidotefilms. com.au’
Contact: Nicki Jackson by email on nicki @a ztecinternational. com.au
Beyond Home Entertainment
Contact: Contact via the Website
Contact: Nick Curac on nick @ curious film .com or (02) 85655000
Defiant Screen Entertainment
Contact:Marilyn Greig by phone on (02) 9997 3936 or by email on ‘mgreig @ defiant -ent . com’
Hi Gloss Entertainment
Hi Gloss Entertainment has a catalogue that consists mostly of Italian and French cinema and feature documentaries. Contact Dan O’Mally on 0415 167 517 or dan@ higlossentertainment .com.au
Hopscotch films can be booked through Roadshow. As well as offering the $55 rate for DVD screenings they also offer digital media and 35mm at a flat rate of $300. They don’t give a discount on these because they believe these formats are used “commercially”.
Image Film International
Contact: Megan George by phone on 0431 447 345 or by email on megan @ designwave .com .au
Jump Street Films
Contact: Jamie Bialkower by phone on (03) 9867 5566 or by email on ‘jamie @ jumpstreetfilms. com.au’
Contact: Tony Zrna by phone on 03 9816 1717 or 0402181016 or by email on tony. zrna @ palacefilms .com. au
Pinnacle Films (Allinteractive)
Contact: Donnah Kosman on (07) 5556 1848 or by email on ‘Theatrical @ pinnaclefilms. com.au’
The distributor of RKO movies in Australia
The cost of films from potential can vary depending on the size of your group
Contact: Mark Spratt by phone on (03) 9328 5000 or by email on ‘mark @ potentialfilms. com’
Contact: Craig McConnell by phone on 02 6248 0851 or by email on orders @ ronin films .com .au
Contact: Katharine Thornton by phone on (03) 9826 9077 or by email on ‘Katharine @ sharmillfilms. com.au’
Contact: John L Simpson by phone on (02) 8819 6724 or by email on ‘john @ titanview. com’
Contact: Mel by phone on (03) 9020 5134 or by email on ‘theatrical @ umbrellaent. com.au’