Families and children

Join in on the fun with our family-friendly school holiday programs, presentations, screenings and exhibitions. Bookings and enquiries (02) 6248 2000.

spArc: Kids’ Cinema

June – July 2014, Arc Cinema
The big news from our winter selection of films for kids and movie-buffs-in-the-making is the return of Little Big Shots Film Festival.

Exhibition Gallery

Tegan the Vegan

Tegan the Vegan (2011) is an award-winning animated short film made by Queanbeyan animator and filmmaker Marisa Martin. See beautifully crafted miniature sets, puppets made from polymer clay, hand-drawn shot lists and extracts from the film, on display in the Exhibition Gallery.

Fractured Heart is an interactive sound and light sculpture at the leading edge of projection technology. A collaboration between singer-songwriter Gotye ('Somebody That I Used to Know’) and Illuminart Productions, Gotye launched Fractured Heart at the NFSA on 15 February 2013.

100 years of Australian film and sound

An interactive exhibition covering 100 years of Australian film, television, radio and recorded sound. Through video compilations and touch screen programs, discover the stories of the people who have created the sights and sounds of our imagination over the past century – actors, writers, inventors, radio stars, singers and more.

Pause and Play

Pause and Play introduces children aged three to nine years to music and the moving image. Draw your very own film strip, make a thaumatrope or learn about musical instruments. Look at a family tree of film and sound and discover the audiovisual equipment that your parents or grandparents would have used.


Archive Alive!

Take an exciting journey through Australia’s screen and sound history with our experienced presenters. The whole family can check out Archive Alive – Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm, free of charge. This is a fabulous introduction to some of our national audiovisual treasures. For group bookings please contact 02 6248 2000. Please note fees will apply.

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