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Dec 2015

Return of The Red Dragon

Film curator Sally Jackson takes a fresh look at Australia's first animated feature, Eric Porter's Marco Polo Junior Versus The Red Dragon.

Sally Jackson
Film

2015 at the NFSA

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2015? Part 1 includes iconic Australian films and kangaroos on Sesame Street.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television

Australia's cinema heritage

As the 120th anniversary of cinema in Australia creeps up on us, Curator Sally Jackson takes a moment to consider how Australians recognise their cinema heritage.

Sally Jackson
Film

Celebrating culture with Clancestry

Black Screen Coordinator Andrea Briggs reports from the first ever collaboration between the NFSA and the Clancestry festival.

Andrea Briggs
Film

Welcome to Santaland, 1946

It's 1946 and three-year-old Robin Voigt is meeting Santa Claus for the first time.

Beth Taylor
Posters

The Kid Stakes

The NFSA has released silent classic film The Kid Stakes (1927) on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time.

John Brady
Film
Nov 2015

A French view of Melbourne, circa 1895

Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object

Restoring history: Alec Morgan’s 'Lousy Little Sixpence'

Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd speaks with Alec Morgan about his groundbreaking documentary Lousy Little Sixpence.

Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
Film

Return to country

CEO Michael Loebenstein chronicles his recent trip to the Pilbara, where he and Chair Gabrielle Trainor joined the NFSA Indigenous Connections team.

Michael Loebenstein
Documents
Film

Preserving 'The Dismissal' footage

Forty years after the dismissal of the Whitlam Government, we look at the NFSA's digital preservation of the surviving original news footage.

Bronwyn Barnett
Oral History
Television