The NFSA’s Take Three initiative offers eligible applicants up to 3 minutes (180 seconds) of NFSA 100%-owned footage and/or audio and up to 10 stills with no licence fee for educational, non-commercial use.
The material may be used for any project including:
The applicant must either be:
Collection material that can be accessed via the Take Three initiative is restricted to titles that are 100% NFSA-owned. These materials are primarily concentrated in the Film Australia Collection.
A limited number of titles held in the wider collection are also 100% NFSA-owned. But please be aware that most materials in the wider collection – such as TV news, current affairs, feature films, newsreels and documentaries etc – are owned by third party copyright holders and are therefore not available via the Take Three initiative.
We encourage all potential applicants to undertake some collection research to establish if any 100% NFSA-owned materials are likely to be relevant to your project before you apply. To enquire about the rights status of collection material that you have identified in our catalogues or on our website please use the Access enquiry form.
1. Applicants must supply:
2. Fees to supply copies of collection material are not waived as part of Take Three and will be charged at the NFSA Access rates.
3. Where the approved applicant is a student, the NFSA’s fees are capped at one x one-hour research/service fee.
4. Licence fees for material additional to the 3 minutes and 10 stills may be negotiated and will be charged at standard NFSA Access rates.
5. The successful applicant enters into a contractually binding licence agreement with the NFSA.
6. The NFSA licence agreement covers All Rights, All Media / Worldwide / In Perpetuity.
7. NFSA 100%-owned material is licensed on a non-exclusive basis, for one use in one production as specified in the licence agreement. Uses outside those expressed in the licence agreement require the permission of the NFSA.
8. NFSA staff will advise of any restrictions that may apply (for example, relating to copyright, talent, location, Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property rights) at the time of footage and/or stills selection.
9. Acknowledgement of the NFSA must be in accordance with the Licence Agreement.
10. Use of NFSA materials must be in accordance with the Licence Agreement.
11. The NFSA retains the right in its absolute discretion to refuse any applications for the Take Three Licence Agreement.
Complete the application form:
Download: Take Three application form (Word doc)
Download: Take Three application form (PDF)
Contact the Access team using the Access enquiry form.