NFSA blog entries by Sarah Rhodes
It is the era of unbundled content. The middleman is being cut out of the negotiations and TVs are being sold with a broadband cable. Welcome TV 2.0. The Screen Producers Association of Australia conference presented an exciting yet highly competitive outlook for film and TV producers in Sydney last week.
Patricia Lovell AM, famous for producing Gallipoli (1981) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), will be awarded the NFSA’s highest accolade — the Ken G Hall Preservation Award — on Monday night. She is is being recognised for her tireless work in promoting the need for film preservation and advocating the establishment of the NFSA. Pat has kindly answered a Q&A giving us a personal insight into her career. A portrait can be found on australianscreen.
The 2010 NFSA Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award is being presented to Patricia Lovell AM, on November 22, for her tireless work in promoting the need for preservation to film industry colleagues, politicians and the community at large. Patricia’s firm belief in the value and importance of the National Film and Sound Archive can be seen through this advocacy and by her continuing to deposit materials in the NFSA.
Gillian Armstrong presented a double bill of her films at the NFSA’s Arc Cinema on 7 August: her 1994 adaptation of Helen Garner’s The Last Days of Chez Nous; and her latest instalment in a 30-year series charting the lives of three Adelaide women, Love, Lust and Lies. The NFSA’s Senior Film Historian, Graham Shirley, reflects on Gillian’s films and career ahead of this weekend’s repeat screenings of her engaging films.