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Dec 2011

Longford Lyell Lecture, 2011

The 2011 Longford Lyell Lecture - 'An Australian Actor's Perspective on the Industry' - was presented by Sigrid Thornton on 28 November 2011.

Film
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
Oct 2011

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

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
May 2011

Vale Bill Hunter

Paul Byrnes marks the death of iconic Australian film and television actor Bill Hunter, who will be remembered with affection by audiences and peers.

By Paul Byrnes / 19 May 2011
Film
Mar 2011

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