Why are Australian films so underappreciated?

Australia often makes fantastic films, yet most people seem to not even realise they exist. A major example is Mary & Max. This claymation film was reviewed extremely favourably by critics and was one of the best films I have ever seen, but nobody on the internet even seems to be aware of it. Here's the... show more Australia often makes fantastic films, yet most people seem to not even realise they exist. A major example is Mary & Max. This claymation film was reviewed extremely favourably by critics and was one of the best films I have ever seen, but nobody on the internet even seems to be aware of it.

Here's the wikipedia page on Mary and Max.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_and_Ma...

And here's the pages for a few other 2009 flicks with okay scores from USA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkheart_(f...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters_Vs...

and just look at all the info they've got on this piece of crap.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter:_The_Legend_of_Chun-Li

See the difference. I don't know if Australia will ever be taken seriously in the film industry.
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