From hand-drawn to stop motion and CGI animation

There are over 1,000 Australian animated short films in the NFSA collection, with the earliest here dating back to the 1920s. 

Examples in this curated collection encompass analogue techniques like hand-drawn cel animation, through to 2D and stop-motion animation and purely digital works complete with 3D computer-generated imagery.

Regardless of how they were made, these shorts encapsulate the creative vision of the filmmakers and are labours of love, often taking many years to produce.

We also collect documentation for these productions, including storyboards and other materials that illustrate the work of the filmmakers from initial concept, to planning and final implementation.