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Aug 2018

The McDonagh Sisters

A portrait of the pioneering filmmakers, The McDonagh Sisters - Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis. NFSA Restores: The Cheaters screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2018.

By Graham Shirley / 9 Aug 2018
Film
Photographs
Jul 2018

Jane Campion: a portrait

Jane Campion's bold and unconventional work has been acclaimed around the world. 

By Richard Kuipers / 27 Jul 2018
Film
Photographs
Television
Jan 2018

Matt Nettheim in Starstruck

Matt Nettheim shares insights into his work as on-set stills photographer on films featured in the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition.

By Jessica Bolton / 17 Jan 2018
Film
Photographs
Mar 2015

Oral History: Directors

In these Oral History interviews, three filmmakers discuss their careers making documentary and drama for TV and film.

By Bronwyn Murphy / 26 Mar 2015
Film
Oral History
Aug 2014

Baz Luhrmann's 'lost' project

Film historian and writer Jeannette Delamoir uncovers the truth behind 'Crocodile Creek', a community musical that unfolds amidst the 1867 anti-Chinese riots at the Crocodile Creek goldfield.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 6 Aug 2014
Sound
May 2013

Asghar Farhadi

Arc Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour profiles the career of Iranian cinema’s hottest director, Asghar Farhadi, ahead of a special program featuring four of his films.

By Quentin Turnour / 3 May 2013
Film

Ôshima Nagisa

Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour looks at the career and work of controversial Japanese director Ōshima Nagisa.

By Quentin Turnour / 3 May 2013
Film
Jun 2012

NFSA Connects with Red Dog

Director Kriv Stenders and editor Jill Bilcock discuss the making of 'Red Dog' with Queensland high school students for the latest NFSA Connects.

By Imelda Cooney / 15 Jun 2012
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
Aug 2010

Reflections on Gillian Armstrong

Graham Shirley reflects on Gillian’s films and career ahead of this weekend’s repeat screenings of two of her films.

By Graham Shirley / 13 Aug 2010
Film