Open Channel’s archives are a who’s who of Australian filmmaking talent, with award-winning documentaries, short films and short feature films represented amongst the hundreds of titles encapsulating Australia’s social and cultural history. It’s been 40 years since Open Channel, formerly known as Melbourne Access Video and Media Cooperative, first opened its doors. The archive titles go back to the mid-1970s with an impressive list of directors and producers creating the first independently produced video in this country.