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May 2020

Mad Max: George Miller

Director George Miller talks about making the first Mad Max film, released in US cinemas 40 years ago this month.

By Johnny Milner / 8 May 2020
Film
Posters

Deep Dive: Jocelyn Moorhouse in Conversation

We bring you a recording of our conversation with Jocelyn Moorhouse when she visited the NFSA in 2019 to discuss her book, 'Unconditional Love: A Memoir of Filmmaking and Motherhood'.

By Travis Green / 7 May 2020
Film
Apr 2020

Deep Dive: David Stratton in Conversation

We bring you a recording of our conversation with David Stratton when he visited the NFSA in Canberra last year to discuss the release of his book, 101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed.

By Travis Green / 30 Apr 2020
Sound

Trams and Melbourne streets

Take a step back in time and discover the charm of Melbourne more than a century ago.

By Jemma Pietrus / 28 Apr 2020
Film

Australia's first Oscar

The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 17 Apr 2020
Documents
Film

Anzac Day Marches

As public gatherings to commemorate Anzac Day in 2020 are not going ahead because of COVID-19, we're sharing home movies of marches from Anzac Day in 1933, 1946 and 1980.

By Heather Gill / 15 Apr 2020
Film

Vale George Ogilvie

George Ogilvie – widely recognised as one of Australia's most acclaimed theatre, film and television directors – passed away peacefully on 5 April 2020.

By Johnny Milner / 9 Apr 2020
Photographs
Television

Talking Pictures on Tour

In 1929, Hoyts – with help from Studebaker and the Shell Oil Company – loaded cinema sound equipment onto a truck so regional Australia could experience the latest in 'talking pictures'.

By Nathan Smith / 1 Apr 2020
Film
Mar 2020

The NFSA is Always Open Online

The NFSA is always open online, with our collection available to be explored 24/7.

By Noel Wheatley / 23 Mar 2020
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television

National Treasures

Discover the stories behind some of Australia's beloved – and also lesser-known – national treasures.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 18 Mar 2020
Television