NFSA Blog

A case for fair use

To mark World Intellectual Property Day, Licensing and Rights Coordinators Bronwyn Dowdall and Shevaun O’Neill look at how a reform to Australia’s copyright laws could help the NFSA improve access to the national collection.

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Thailand's fragile film heritage

Thai Film Archivist Kedsuda Jina recently visited the NFSA to learn about our preservation work. She told Clair Hurford that her country’s heritage is in danger because of a lack of interest from the public.

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Countdown to our 30th

Saturday 5 April 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the announcement in Parliament by Barry Cohen, Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, that the government would establish an autonomous National Film and Sound Archive.

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Vale David Hannay

Meg Labrum on the life and work of prolific film producer David Hannay (1939-2014).

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Where in the world?: locations in McDonagh sisters films

Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?

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Vale Wendy Hughes

Listen to our Oral History interview with Wendy Hughes as Meg Labrum and Ken Berryman celebrate the talent and beauty of one of Australia’s most beloved actors.

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And I wanna be AnArchic in the city

From Devo to Judy Garland, cute kittens to Nazis, Arc Cinema Programmer Quentin Turnour outlines the first AnArchic cinema playlist.

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Andrew Denton, in his own words

Andrew Denton is usually the one asking all the questions, but he swapped roles for a day and opened up during an interview for our Oral History program.

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All hail the Queen (of the desert)!

The big pink bus turned 20, and the NFSA threw a party to celebrate two decades of one of Australia’s most beloved films: Priscilla

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The woman on the pub wall

Library Officer Kerryn Poynter helped a client discover the identity of a silent-era actress she saw … on the wall of a Tasmanian pub.

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