Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award

Ken G Hall is recognised as one of the pioneers of the Australian film and television industries and was one of the first people to advocate for the importance of preserving Australia’s film heritage.

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) established the Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award in 1995 to commemorate his extraordinary career.

The Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award is presented in recognition of an individual, group, or organisation, for their outstanding contribution to the art of moving image and its preservation. It is presented to candidates where there is a significant link between their work and its impact or relationship to the Australian film industry. Examples of this contribution include technical innovation, scholarship in the field, involvement with the survival of film as an art form and as a cultural experience, advocacy, sponsorship and fundraising.

The following short video provides an insight into the award and Ken G Hall’s career and achievements.

Ken G Hall and the NFSA’s Film Preservation Award


The 2012 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award is presented to Susanne Chauvel Carlsson, daughter of Australian filmmaking legends Charles and Elsa Chauvel.

Full list of previous recipients.