Media releases

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NFSA supports Australia’s emerging filmmakers, offering them to TAKE THREE!

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched Take Three – an initiative to support Australian tertiary students and emerging filmmakers/artists by providing up to three minutes of footage/audio, and ten stills, free of licence fees for use in their projects.

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Everything is awesome at NFSA! 100 years of Australian animation

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia(NFSA) is celebrating 100 years of locally-made animation with a special program of some of the best Australian animated features of the last 25 years, at Arc cinema during the school holidays.

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Essential Bergman, curated by David Stratton screening at Arc cinema

Canberra’s favourite existential filmmaker returns to Arc cinema next week, with the retrospective program Essential Bergman – Curated by David Stratton. The renowned film critic has handpicked 10 essential Bergman films, which will screen at Arc cinema from Thursday 25 June to Sunday 5 July.

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‘Queen of boogie piano’ Jan Preston premieres music score in Canberra

Award-winning pianist and composer Jan Preston will premiere her new work, a musical score for the 1927 silent comedy The Kid Stakes, at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) Arc Cinema on Friday 19 June.

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Archie Roach, Rolf de Heer celebrate National Reconciliation Week at NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will celebrate National Reconciliation Week with a series of free events, including Q&A sessions with filmmaker Rolf de Heer and musician Archie Roach, among other special guests.

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John Hutchinson’s sounds of Western Australia to be preserved

Legendary field recordist John Hutchinson will be honoured for his life’s work, capturing the sounds of Western Australia’s bushland and preserving the songs of their birdlife, at a special ceremony hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA).

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‘Australia’s Swingin’est Teenage Show’ brings 60s groove to the St Kilda Film Festival

The only surviving complete episode of Network Ten’s 1960s music show Go!! (aka The Go!! Show ) and rare colour home movies filmed on the set of the show – including a young Olivia Newton-John and Ian Turpie – will be screened by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on 25 May 2015 at the St Kilda Film Festival.

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Last chance to attend Canberra’s biggest Eurovision party!

Due to high demand, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will today release 150 extra tickets for its free Eurovision Final viewing party on Sunday 24 May. These will be the last tickets available, so fans should book now at http://www.trybooking.com/HQOF.

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Josh Farmelo named Emerging Cinematographer of 2015

Josh Farmelo has been presented with the 2015 NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM ACS Award for an Emerging Cinematographer.

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You’re invited to Canberra’s biggest Eurovision party!

Canberrans are invited to the ultimate Eurovision party, and it’s free! Dress up and come to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on 24 May 2015 for a night of trivia, prizes and lots of music!

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