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Dec 2011

Outback on screen: Part 2

Graham Shirley continues his exploration of the rich diversity of Australian cinematic representations and interpretations of the outback.

By Graham Shirley / 6 Dec 2011
Film

Outback on screen: Part 1

Films set in the outback have been central to an imagining of Australia for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Dec 2011
Film

Inaugural AACTA Awards, 2011

Nominees have been announced for the inaugural AACTA Awards.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 1 Dec 2011
Film
Television
Nov 2011

The Independent Spirit of Mad Bastards

Brendan Fletcher's feature won the 2011 NFSA IF Award for Independent Spirit. Miguel Gonzalez spoke with this 'mad' director/producer.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 17 Nov 2011
Film

Digital technology

Digital technology has, for decades, been elbowing its way onto the set and changing the way films get made. Film journalist Sandy George discussed its impact with those who roll up their sleeves and do the hard behind-the-scenes slog of filmmaking.

By Sandy George / 15 Nov 2011
Film

Vale Sarah Watt

The NFSA joins the Australian film industry in mourning the loss of artist, writer and filmmaker Sarah Watt to cancer.

By Joanna Fleming / 9 Nov 2011
Film
Oct 2011

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

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
Sep 2011

Marketing Australian films

Sandy George asks, how can Australian films and their limited promotional budgets compete with Hollywood's marketing machine?

By Sandy George / 15 Sep 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