Efftee Studio Opening in Melbourne: Speech by Frank Forde (1931)
This short film from 1931 records the opening of Frank Thring Senior’s Efftee Film Studios and the screening of the first ‘all-Australian talkie program’. Forde expresses optimism about the future of Australian film making, with a positive impact on local jobs and the presentation of ‘typical Australian characters’ onscreen.
Length: 3 minutes 40 seconds
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1 (Academy)