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Nov 2011

Short films at the NFSA

Film curator Itzell Tazzyman introduces her role as collector of short films for the NFSA and highlights some recent international successes.

By Itzell Tazzyman / 23 Nov 2011
Film

2011 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen David Hannay as the recipient of the 2011 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

Film
Mar 2011

RMS Queen Mary in Sydney

In early 1940, with Australia less than a year into World War 2, a 17-year-old George Shirley used his father’s 16 mm movie camera to film two grand visitors to Sydney Harbour.

By George Shirley / 2 Mar 2011
Film

Grant Scicluna wins Orlando Award

Grant Scicluna wins the inaugural Orlando Short Film Award for his short film 'Neon Skin'. Grant tells us what he's been up to, and gives us an insight into the world of making short films on the streets of Melbourne.

By Grant Scicluna / 1 Mar 2011
Film
Feb 2011

The King's (lack of) Speech

Australia’s earliest surviving sound-on-film films are of the Duke of York, soon to be King George VI.

By Sally Jackson / 28 Feb 2011
Film