The Australian Government announces the appointment of Mr Jan Müller for a four-year term as NFSA CEO, starting 6 October.
The Great Strike, a rare censored film from 1917, is restored and released online to commemorate the centenary of the event on 2 August. The film also features in the ‘1917: The Great Strike’ exhibition, presented in collaboration with the City of Sydney and Carriageworks.
Our website nfsa.gov.au wins two Interactive Media Awards for Best in Class in the categories of Government and Arts–Culture.
Two NFSA Restores titles premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival: Celia, with the support of filmmaker Ann Turner and star Rebecca Smart; and Shame, with actors Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman in attendance. NFSA Restores: Flirting premieres in Canberra followed by a screening at the Adelaide Film Festival in October.
We launch the online exhibition Strictly Ballroom: Behind the Red Curtain to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, with support from stars Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice. Media coverage includes Seven’s Sunrise.
Our 100th curated collection on the NFSA website—1980s—is featured on commercial television.
PY Media staff, recipients of the Indigenous Remote Archival Fellowship (presented in partnership with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies [AIATSIS] and the Indigenous Remote Communications Association [IRCA]) visit the NFSA to discuss their archival challenges, best practice and potential solutions.
We reach 20,000 followers on Facebook and the 1970 Film Australia Collection film The Big Island becomes our first title to surpass one million views on YouTube.
Our monthly Vinyl Lounge event marks its fourth anniversary, with an appearance by special guest singer–songwriter Vic Simms.
The third annual Digital Directions symposium, titled The User Experience, takes place on 19 October. The sold-out event is presented in partnership with the National Archives of Australia and the National Library of Australia and streamed live on YouTube.
Sounds of Australia celebrates its 10th anniversary. New inductees include INXS, Kasey Chambers,John Paul Young and Louie the Fly. The announcement reaches an estimated audience of over 4.5 million.
On 9 November, NFSA Ambassador Margaret Pomeranz and actor Paul Mercurio help us launch the ‘Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits’ exhibition, developed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and
Outreach (NCITO) program. The ‘Starstruck’ opening attracts more than 250 news stories nationally, on television, print, radio and online.
Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club honours their pioneering Second World War female lifesavers with the presence of the Governor–General Sir Peter Cosgrove, on 22 November. A 1944 newsreel from our Cinesound Movietone collection plays a key role in the ceremony.
The Small Objects photography project, which has seen more than 110 artefacts from our collection conserved and photographed, begins being showcased as part of #ThrowbackThursdays on social media.
Our new digital broadcast master of a rare 1960 episode of British police drama No Hiding Place screens at the British Film Institute in London.