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Oct 2011

Melbourne Cup magic

The NFSA is proud to present the race that stopped the nation… 114 years ago!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 31 Oct 2011
Film
Object

Australian film critics

NFSA Librarian Jan Thurling takes a look at the local film critic scene - from Australia's very first review, to the new generation of critics.

By Jan Thurling / 31 Oct 2011
Film

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton

NFSA Librarian Jan Thurling gives five stars to David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz, who are celebrating 25 years of critiquing films together.

By Jan Thurling / 28 Oct 2011
Film
Television

Australia Votes

How has political advertising changed over the last century? Dr Lisa Milner from Southern Cross University is researching election campaign media in the NFSA collection.

By Lisa Milner / 28 Oct 2011
Film

Our Audiovisual Heritage

National Film and Sound Archive CEO Michael Loebenstein delivered a speech to mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October.

By Kylie Doherty / 27 Oct 2011
Film
Radio
Sound
Television

Happy 100th, Mr Hinde!

Much-loved Australian film critic John Hinde would have turned 100 today. NFSA Library manager Jan Thurling celebrates the radio and TV personality on his anniversary.

By Jan Thurling / 26 Oct 2011
Film
Television

Is everyone really a critic?

With some big celebrations in Australian film criticism happening this week, Jan Thurling, manager of the NFSA Library, reflects on the changing role of critics.

By Jan Thurling / 24 Oct 2011
Film

The NFSA wins more awards!

The NFSA was presented with four awards at the 15th Annual Australian Society of Archivists Mander Jones Awards for excellence in archival writing or publishing.

By Sonia Gherdevich / 21 Oct 2011

Oral History by Ken Berryman

Ken Berryman reports on 'The Art of Interviewing for Film', a panel session hosted by the NFSA at the 17th National Oral History Conference.

By Ken Berryman / 19 Oct 2011
Oral History

Who goes to Australian films?

Sandy George looks at the 'furphy' that Australians don't like Australian films and breaks down some data on who watches what and how films are consumed by audiences in Australia.

By Sandy George / 14 Oct 2011
Film