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22 February 2024
The National Film and Sound archive acquired 61,000 new items in 2023, including digital and social media, games, film, sound, TV, sport and objects.
13 February 2024
All the Voices, the new chapter from the NFSA’s Radio 100 digital exhibition, celebrates the emergence of different communities on Australian radio from the 1970s onwards. It launches on World Radio Day, the UNESCO-supported day celebrating the remarkable global achievements of the medium.
10 January 2024
The National Film and Sound Archive’s (NFSA) major digital exhibition Radio 100 launches a new chapter with Youthquake, which charts the rise of radio as a vital force in the emergence of youth culture in Australia.
13 December 2023
The latest instalment in the National Film and Sound Archive’s Radio 100 digital exhibition surfaces gems from Australian radio’s ‘Golden Days’ (1920s to 1960s), including excerpts from the first broadcast of the Australian Parliament and the first episode of Dad and Dave from Snake Gully, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at early cricket broadcasting with Charles Moses.
23 November 2023
The National Film and Sound Archive’s new digital exhibition Radio 100 marks the start of a 100-day celebration of radio’s centenary and features Australia’s earliest surviving live radio broadcast.
14 November 2023
Eleven pieces of outstanding audio content that have resonated with Australians over the past 96 years have been added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s unique Sounds of Australia registry.
11 October 2023
The National Film and Sound Archive’s WINHANGANHA, the debut feature film from acclaimed Wiradjuri poet and artist Jazz Money, will screen for Australian audiences from November in selected national venues.
21 August 2023
The National Film and Sound Archive’s Chief Curator Gayle Lake has announced she will retire from the organisation next year, after a career as one of Australia’s leading screen industry executives.
12 July 2023
The National Film and Sound Archive has restored the powerful 1996 documentary The Coolbaroo Club, which provides astonishing insight into a Perth dance club run by the Noongar community between 1946 and 1960, in the face of Australia’s repressive policies in the twentieth century.
22 June 2023
Compelling drama, feature films, music and performance titles will come together this NAIDOC Week on the NFSA’s new digital streaming platform NFSA Player, launching today across Australia.
13 June 2023
Public nominations are now open for the 2023 additions to the National Film and Sound Archive’s prestigious Sounds of Australia registry, which reflects the power of audio to inform and shape Australian culture.
28 April 2023
A new studio built by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), located at the Strehlow Research Centre within the Museum of Central Australia in Alice Springs will open today to provide Traditional Owners of Central Australian Communities with digital access to the film and audio recordings contained in the unique Strehlow Collection.
5 April 2023
'The new funds will turbocharge our ability to increase discoverability and access to the national collection for all Australians' - Patrick McIntyre, CEO of the National Film and Sound Archive
27 February 2023
A supernatural barista, a sequined jumpsuit, an iconic anthem, two classic soaps, a new Instagram star, an AFL legend and some Top End adventures were just some of the unique Australian items acquired for long-term preservation by the National Film and Sound Archive in 2022.
24 February 2023
Chris Mercer will join the National Film and Sound Archive Executive next week as Head of Programs and Place.
13 December 2022
Ten extraordinary pieces of audio content that have inspired and moved Australians over the past century have been inducted into the NFSA’s prestigious Sounds of Australia registry, reflecting their capacity to reflect and shape Australian culture.
7 November 2022
Items from Baz Luhrmann’s extraordinary biopic ELVIS have been added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s groundbreaking Australians & Hollywood exhibition, re-opening from tomorrow.
3 November 2022
Keir Winesmith will join the National Film and Sound Archive as Chief Digital Officer to help drive its digital transformation strategy.
24 October 2022
Baz Luhrmann’s extraordinary biopic ELVIS will screen at the National Film & Sound Archive next month to mark the refresh of the Australians & Hollywood Exhibition; Justin Kurzel and photographer Matthew Thorne join us for a special screening and Q&A of The True History of the Kelly Gang.
6 October 2022
The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) will celebrate music all this month with a range of events, screenings and digital content showcasing the best of the archive’s musical collection. From Classic Australian albums, and renowned Australian composers and performers, to a blast of punk and our regular Vinyl Lounge, it’s a chance to get up close and personal with iconic Aussie music and musicians.
4 October 2022
The costumes, designed by four-time Oscar-winning Australian designer Catherine Martin, and worn by Austin Butler as Elvis, Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley and by David Wenham as Hank Snow will be on view in the NFSA’s blockbuster exhibition, which launched in January and will be open throughout 2023.
29 June 2022
Opening this Friday 1 July at the NFSA in Acton is The Marvellous Corricks – a free boutique exhibition about the lives and careers of the touring family of ten who delighted Australian audiences with their vaudeville-style show.
18 June 2022
The National Film and Sound Archive’s groundbreaking Australians & Hollywood exhibition will remain on show throughout 2023 following its successful launch in Canberra earlier this year.
7 June 2022
Filmmaker, screen executive and Wodi Wodi woman Gillian Moody will join the leadership team of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in the role of Senior Manager, Indigenous Programs. Reporting to the CEO Patrick McIntyre, Gillian will be driving NFSA’s programs relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, including collection, interpretation and cultural protocols.
11 May 2022
The NFSA has restored the iconic Australian classic for its 30th Anniversary and it will screen at 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
3 December 2021
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will receive an additional $41.9 million in Federal Government funding over four years to digitise the nation’s at-risk audiovisual heritage, held across eight National Collecting Institutions (NCIs).
24 June 2021
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick McIntyre as Chief Executive Officer.
3 August 2021
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has unveiled its most ambitious exhibition to date, Australians & Hollywood: A Tale of Craft, Talent, and Ambition.
20 January 2021
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will celebrate Mervyn Bishop, one of Australia's most prolific and influential photographers, with a new exhibition opening in Canberra on 5 March.
15 January 2021
Australia Daze, which documented the bicentenary of European settlement in Australia, has been digitally restored by the NFSA and will screen in cinemas across the country.
10 December 2020
The Board of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Jan Müller.
14 October 2020
The NFSA celebrates Kylie Minogue with a new online-only exhibition featuring four decades of performances, interviews and more.
25 September 2020
Cathy Freeman’s gold medal win at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games has been preserved for future generations using synthetic DNA.
1 September 2020
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has announced the measures it is taking in order to collect and preserve a wide range of audiovisual records of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
29 July 2020
A new interactive public space is set to open at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), offering visitors an insight into its collection and staff.
30 June 2020
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts the Hon. Paul Fletcher MP has announced that the NFSA will receive $5.5 million to support digitisation of at-risk audio and video in its collection.
28 May 2020
Audiences will be able to enjoy a new public space and special events in a safe environment from 1 August 2020.
21 May 2020
The NFSA is set to mark National Reconciliation Week with a free online screening of the documentary Mabo: Life of an Island Man, followed by a Q&A with director Trevor Graham.
19 May 2020
A 21-second newsreel clip featuring the last known images of the extinct thylacine, filmed in 1935, has been digitised in 4K and released by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).
13 May 2020
NFSA publishes rare behind-the-scenes clips and interviews to mark 40 years of George Miller’s Mad Max franchise.
11 May 2020
The original 1976 classic, now digitally restored, will have a free virtual screening on Friday 15 May 2020 as part of the NFSA Live program of online events.
27 April 2020
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Vinyl Lounge - Canberra’s monthly celebration of analogue music - will make its online debut, spinning records live on Friday 1 May.
20 April 2020
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia launches an online collection featuring never-before-seen footage of Anzac Day events dating back to 1915.
21 February 2020
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has released the only known colour footage of Sir Donald Bradman playing cricket, shot at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 26 February 1949.
14 January 2020
Media are invited to join Paul Mac in the recording studio on 17 January to preview the score for NFSA Restores: The Sentimental Bloke ahead of its Sydney premiere on 15 February.
29 November 2019
The NFSA is marking 100 years of silent film classic The Sentimental Bloke with a new digital restoration. The premiere, at Sydney’s Westpac OpenAir cinema on 15 February 2020, will feature an exclusive live performance of a new score composed by ARIA-award winning musician Paul Mac especially for this anniversary.
7 November 2019
National Film and Sound Archive adds record-breaking popular songs by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, John Farnham, and Savage Garden), as well as 118-year-old Aboriginal recordings to list of culturally and historically important Australian sounds.
1 November 2019
The NFSA is celebrating musician Archie Roach with the release of a new online-only exhibition, titled Archie Roach: His Story in Song.
26 September 2019
The NFSA has announced that it will start collecting Australian video games for archival preservation.
26 September 2019
The hit exhibition, featuring 80 playable video games, will be launched by game producer Kamina Vincent and Good Game Spawn Point’s Angharad ‘Rad’ Yeo.
2 September 2019
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Simon Townsend’s Wonder World! on 3 September 2019 with a new online collection, featuring rare and memorable moments, documents, artefacts, images and letters that span the show’s eight years on the airwaves.
5 August 2019
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has announced that the 5th edition of the Digital Directions symposium will be held in Canberra on 14 and 15 November, headlined by world video game expert Jon-Paul Dyson (The Strong Museum of Play) as keynote speaker.
10 July 2019
NFSA digitally restores the first official Australia-Canada feature co-production, set to screen in Melbourne and Canberra from August.
3 July 2019
As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing approaches on 21 July 2019 (AEST), CSIRO and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) have ensured the original TV broadcast will be preserved for future generations.
2 July 2019
Following a 6-year international tour and more than 1 million visitors, Game Masters: The Exhibition will return to Australia and make its Canberra debut at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) from 27 September 2019 – 9 March 2020.
25 June 2019
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) launches online-only exhibition dedicated to John Farnham’s career in music, TV, film and theatre.
20 June 2019
Public asked to nominate their favourite for Sounds of Australia by Sunday 30 June.
29 May 2019
The NFSA digitally restores 1994 award-winning documentary about Arthur Stace ‘Mr Eternity’ for Sydney Film Festival premiere on 12 June 2019.
27 May 2019
The NFSA launches a tribute to the bush kangaroo that conquered the world 50 years ago, showcasing memorabilia and rare footage.
17 April 2019
Haute couture costumes from hit film will be on display from 18 April, and donated to NFSA for long-term preservation.
6 February 2019
From 1950s Dungatar to 2019 Canberra, the original costumes from hit film The Dressmaker will be unveiled at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on 18 April 2019.
30 January 2019
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) invites Canberra audiences to experience Carriberrie, an immersive virtual reality film that celebrates Indigenous song and dance, from 22 February.
21 January 2019
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has published Sir Donald Bradman's only ever movie appearance, in the 1936 melodrama The Flying Doctor, to coincide with the 83rd anniversary of 'The Don' shooting the scene.
14 January 2019
The Great Strike, a 1917 film reconstructed by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, is now part of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
2 January 2019
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) acknowledges the contribution of former board member, Paul Neville MP, Federal Member for Hinkler 1993-2013, who died at Bundaberg Hospital yesterday.
30 October 2018
From one of the first women to have a hit song in the Australian charts, Pilita Corrales, to the highest selling Aboriginal album by Gurrumul, 10 essential sounds that helped define Australian history and culture have been added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) Sounds of Australia.
17 October 2018
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is marking the 45th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House with a new online collection, featuring rare footage from its first ever performances and official opening, as well as documentaries and news stories chronicling the history of Australia’s most iconic building – from 1957 through to today.
24 September 2018
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the achievements of Annette Kellerman with a new online exhibition titled Australia's Fearless Mermaid, including rare clips of Kellerman's famous underwater performances as well as one of her last ever interviews.
11 September 2018
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is asking the public their help to decide which iconic recordings should join our prestigious Sounds of Australia registry this year.
19 June 2018
Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures, a new free exhibition celebrating the life and work of one of Australia’s most acclaimed and beloved actors, will arrive in Canberra on 10 August 2018, for a six month season at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).
28 May 2018
Four decades after the release of Cold Chisel's self-titled debut album, the NFSA is celebrating the career of iconic rock singer Jimmy Barnes with a new online exhibition titled Working Class Man, which includes a grab bag of rarely-seen interviews, performances and photos.
21 November 2017
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has found and restored a ‘lost’ 1960 episode of the British police drama No Hiding Place (featuring future Doctor Who Patrick Troughton) in its vast television collection.
10 November 2017
Visitors will be left in awe with the National Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
There’s INXS in there, and John Paul Young as well… Ten recordings have been added to the NFSA’s Sounds of Australia, recognised for their lasting impact on Australian culture – from a song about our most famous cricketer to Louie the Fly and the Play School theme!
We're celebrating 100 online collections with a 1980s special featuring outrageous fashions and TV classics such as Young Talent Time and It’s a Knockout.
Who is using the world’s digital cultural collections, and how can we improve their experience? This is one of the questions that leading Australian and international cultural institutions will discuss at the 2017 Digital Directions conference in Canberra, on Thursday 19 October.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched Strictly Ballroom: Behind the Curtain, a new online exhibition to celebrate 25 years since the release of Baz Luhrmann’s debut film on 20 August 1992.
In an unprecedented partnership, the National Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) present a new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
To celebrate 10 years of Sounds of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is calling upon music lovers and history buffs to suggest this year’s additions for the prestigious honour list.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will release The Great Strike, a rare censored film documenting one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts.
Actress Deborra-Lee Furness will join forces with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) to celebrate the digital restoration of the ground-breaking 1988 film Shame.
The Turnbull Government welcomes the appointment of Mr Jan Müller as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for a four-year term.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the life and work of ‘The King’ of Australian television, Graham Kennedy, with a new online exhibition featuring memorable, rare and personal clips, as well as tributes and artefacts that span his more than four-decade long career across radio, television and film.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia has digitally restored John Duigan’s 1987 hit The Year My Voice Broke, and the documentaries Rocking the Foundations and My Survival as an Aboriginal.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has published a selection of early 20th century films and songs online, to commemorate Anzac Day 2017. Highlights include a ‘mimic warfare’ training exercise in Sydney’s Moore Park, (with children running on the training battlefield); returned soldiers recovering in hospitals and supporting enlistment campaigns, and a 1916 cinema ad asking Australians to 'carve' Anzac Day 'deep-cut in the Calendar of Time'.
Climb aboard this railway journey, and discover the NSW Hunter region’s history as a major transport network, with a new documentary published online by the NFSA.
NFSA publishes online exhibition to celebrate 85 years of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The NFSA has built a custom-made device in order to digitise and publish a rare ‘Kinora’ reel featuring 1901 footage of legendary cricketers K.S. Ranjitsinhji and C.B.Fry.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is proud to announce the induction of the 1899-1903 Fanny Cochrane Smith Tasmanian Aboriginal recordings into the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
The Board of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will conduct an international search for a new CEO to lead the unique national cultural institution.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched a new website where Australians can discover their national audiovisual collection in exciting ways!
In a time of rapid technological growth, how do you manage an ever-growing cultural collection?
A documentary showcasing Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before it became one of Sydney’s main destinations for recreation and entertainment, has been published online (http://bit.ly/SteamontheHarbour) by the NFSA.
South Australian production company Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Media (PY Media) has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Indigenous Remote Archival Fellowship, which will empower them to archive and preserve their invaluable audiovisual collection.
The countdown is on! Australians have two weeks to nominate their favourite songs, radio programs, etc. for this year’s Sounds of Australia – our nation’s ultimate selection of historically, culturally and artistically important sound recordings.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in remote Australia can now apply to receive support and be empowered to archive and preserve their audiovisual cultural heritage.