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Dec 2011

Victorian College of the Arts

For nearly a decade, the NFSA has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Australia’s next generation of filmmaking talent by its ongoing sponsorship of the VCA School of Film and Television Graduate Screening Awards night.

By Simon Smith / 15 Dec 2011
Film
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
Oct 2011

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
Aug 2011

The Sentimental Bloke

NFSA historian Graham Shirley gave a speech at the Powerhouse Museum about the NFSA's role in finding, restoring and preserving the classic Australian film.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Aug 2011
Film
May 2011

Kavisha Mazzella

Kavisha Mazzella, winner of the National Folk Recording Award.

By David Hogan / 18 May 2011
Sound

Emerging Cinematographer Edward Goldner

Edward Goldner, winner of the NFSA-ACS Emerging Cinematographer Award for 2011, has his sights set on the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass.

By Edward Goldner / 18 May 2011
Film
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

RMS Queen Mary in Sydney

In early 1940, with Australia less than a year into World War 2, a 17-year-old George Shirley used his father’s 16 mm movie camera to film two grand visitors to Sydney Harbour.

By George Shirley / 2 Mar 2011
Film
Jan 2011

Australia Day 2011 Honours

The National Film and Sound Archive extends its congratulations to the following appointments as Members of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2011 Honours List.

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