Leisure, directed by Australian master animator Bruce Petty in 1976, won the Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated). It is one of the more unusual films to have come out of Film Australia.
It represents a time when Film Australia and the filmmakers were pushing the boundaries and exercising more freedom in their films. The film emphasises the use of leisure time as an important aspect of life in our society. Planning for recreation and leisure time should be undertaken both on a personal and on a public level.
Bruce Petty made several more films for Film Australia as well as many independently released projects including his film Utopia in 2012. Produced by Suzanne Baker.