NFSA Live: Storm Boy + Curator Introduction

15 May
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‘Wild things should be free’

The NFSA presents a free online screening of Australia’s favourite family film, Storm Boy, now digitally restored.

This exclusive presentation of Storm Boy is the second event in the new NFSA Live series of online programs.

This one-off viewing session will be introduced by NFSA Curator Elena Guest, who will discuss the restoration process involved in preserving classic films in the digital era, and why Storm Boy continues to have such in impact on Australian culture.

We would love for audiences to participate. If you have a question for Elena, please email enquiries [at] by 5pm on Thursday May 14.
Register now to be reminded before we go live. We hope to see you then!



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About NFSA Restores: Storm Boy

Storm Boy, the classic Australian film based on Colin Thiele's novel, appeals to audiences of all ages. Now over 40 years old, its themes of friendship, land rights, conservation and family dynamics are still as relevant as ever.

In 2015 the NFSA selected Storm Boy as one of the inaugural titles in its NFSA Restores program, which seeks to digitise, restore and preserve Australian films so they can be seen in today’s digital cinemas (and now online!). The NFSA’s experts had their work cut out for them when they discovered the oxide was lifting off two reels of the final sound mix. This required ‘baking’ them in a low-humidity rejuvenation chamber for seven days before they could be safely digitised.

The NFSA has also produced an online exhibition and a curated collection about Storm Boyfeaturing behind-the-scenes content, as well as a recent interview with 'Storm Boy' himself, Greg Rowe, speaking from his home in Toronto.

NFSA Live screening presented courtesy of Umbrella Films. To own your own copy of the restored version of Storm Boy, please visit: