Media releases

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Back to Basics: music stars record on ultimate vintage format, the 1890s wax cylinder

The Basics, Keith Potger (The Seekers) and Indigenous duo Stiff Gins have teamed up with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) to record new songs using 1890s wax cylinder technology.

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Holocaust film completed after 70 years premieres at Arc cinema

A documentary about the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, started in 1945 by a group of filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock but left unfinished for decades, has been digitally restored and completed by Imperial War Museums (IWM) in the UK. Titled German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, this powerful film will have its Canberra premiere at the NFSA’s Arc cinema on 23 April, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp.

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Cultural institutions explore a world Beyond Bytes

Leading Australian and international experts will gather in Canberra for Beyond Bytes, a workshop that explores the opportunities, new business models, and technical challenges that are transforming the audiovisual archives of today.

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Commemorate the Anzac Centenary through Sights and Sounds of World War I

Contemporary audiences will be able to experience the Sights and Sounds of the First World War period, by exploring a new website produced in partnership by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in New Zealand.

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Discover the stories behind the stories with NFSA’s Oral Histories

Audiences can now listen to the stories behind Australia’s favourite films, television programs, songs, and more, as told by those who created them. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) launched an online showcase of its Oral History interviews with actors, musicians, filmmakers, broadcasters and the many other professionals working in front of and behind the cameras and microphones.

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Ghosts and monsters at NFSA this Friday the 13th

Canberrans will get their scare on at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on Friday the 13th of March, with a special ghost tour of its art deco building hosted by Tim the Yowie Man, and a screening of the acclaimed psychological horror film The Babadook.

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The real Sapphires shine bright at the NFSA

On 20 February 2015, Canberrans will discover the empowering true story of the legendary Indigenous all-female group, The Sapphires! Join three of the real Sapphires – Beverly Briggs, Laurel Robinson, and Lois Peeler – in a special Black Chat Q&A session, followed by a screening of the hit film inspired by their lives, the award-winning The Sapphires.

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Fred Smith – One night, 100 seats

On 13 February 2015, one hundred lucky Canberrans will have a chance to enjoy the creative vision of Fred Smith, one of Australia’s most remarkable songwriters, at a special session as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) 100 Seats series.

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Bryan Brown lends his voice to commemorate Anzac centenary

To commemorate the Anzac Centenary the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has produced a series of four archival film compilations – narrated by award-winning actor Bryan Brown – to show contemporary Australians what life in our country was like at the time.

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Melbourne’s 1950s arts scene comes to life in Philippe Mora’s home movies

Audiences can have a rare glimpse of Melbourne’s effervescent arts scene of the 1950s through the eyes of artist/filmmaker Philippe Mora, in a series of home movies published by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).

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