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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
Aug 2011

Film festivals

Film journalist Sandy George looks at the impact of the Adelaide Film Festival.

By Sandy George / 30 Aug 2011
Film
Jul 2011

The art of festival posters

Music and film festivals and festival posters have become an integral part of Australia’s cultural scene. Collective Passions showcases festival posters in the NFSA collection.

By Morgyn Phillips / 15 Jul 2011
Posters
Mar 2011

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart Film Festival is about engagement and involvement in film and is targeted at audiences over 60. It is held annually in March during NSW Seniors' Week.

By Susanne Haydon / 31 Mar 2011
Film

Judging short film festivals

When most people think of Clare Valley, their minds immediately turn to wine. But amidst the undulating rows of grapevines is one of Australia’s most exciting new short film festivals.

By Fiona Gunn / 23 Mar 2011
Film

Mildura Beauty Queens

Beauty queens of days gone by are the stars of the show at the opening night, and 10th Anniversary, of Big Screen in Mildura.

By Gordana Bacic / 3 Mar 2011
Film