There are many ways to access the NFSA collection. The pages below provide essential information about our access services.
All the essential information you will need about accessing our collection, and what to expect as a client.
Use the catalogue to identify relevant collection items and submit an Access request.
Use the enquiry form for general questions about accessing the NFSA collection.
The fees and conditions of use that apply to NFSA access services.
How physical and intellectual ownership of the NFSA collection may affect your access request.
Including over 3,000 Commonwealth documentary titles spanning 100 years.
Supporting Australian independent documentary makers with zero licence fees for up to three minutes of selected footage.
Supporting eligible Australian students and emerging artists and filmmakers.
Black Screen connects culture, stories and language with community through screen.
Film festivals, cinemas and other eligible organisations can borrow films from the NFSA for screenings.
Loans of pre-licensed films for non-theatrical and educational screenings.
The NFSA may loan original audiovisual components for external reproduction work.
Our access centres enable you to view or listen to items from the NFSA collection in your capital city.