Media releases

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Margaret Pomeranz urges Australians to support NFSA’s audiovisual preservation work

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) welcomes film critic and screen industry champion Margaret Pomeranz AM as the first face of its Ambassador program, to raise awareness of the importance and challenges of preserving Australia’s audiovisual heritage.

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Celebrate 40 years of mystery with Picnic at Hanging Rock at NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Peter Weir’s seminal film Picnic at Hanging Rock on Friday 7 August, with a screening, a Q&A with Anne-Louise Lambert (Miranda) and an exclusive one-night only exhibition of original costumes, props and posters.

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Free Alice Springs screening of groundbreaking Indigenous film

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will present a free screening of Wrong Side of the Road at the Alice Springs Cinema on 4 August 2015.

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First ever Anzac film Hero of the Dardanelles returns for 100th anniversary

The first ever film re-enactment of the 1915 Gallipoli landings, The Hero of the Dardanelles, is now available on DVD, just in time for the 100th anniversary of its premiere at Melbourne’s Majestic Theatre on 17 July 1915.

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Generous funding supports first-time major collaboration to bring you Portraits from the Movies

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) are thrilled to have received funding from the Australian Government to begin developing a joint touring exhibition with the working title Portraits from the Movies.

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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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