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Feb 2011

The King's (lack of) Speech

Australia’s earliest surviving sound-on-film films are of the Duke of York, soon to be King George VI.

By Sally Jackson / 28 Feb 2011
Film
Jan 2011

Population: not many

Old school hip hop sampling techniques presenting even older school responsibility for the future we are creating.

By Matt Cornell / 28 Jan 2011
Sound
Dec 2010

Sydney: City of Film

In offering my congratulations to the Sydney: City of Film management committee for their successful bid, I would also like to reflect for a moment on why Sydney so richly deserves this honour.

By Ann Landrigan / 14 Dec 2010
Film
Television
Nov 2010

Film Connection

An international collaboration between the NFSA and the US National Film Preservation Foundation has returned eight American silent short films previously presumed lost.

Film

Marius Sestier

The discovery of two films made in Australia by frères Lumière representative Marius Sestier in 1896 includes Australia’s earliest surviving film.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film
Oct 2010

The mysteries of Taiwanese LPs

A recent acquisition in the recorded sound section of NFSA included a curious copy of a Seekers LP from the late 1960s.

By Graham McDonald / 27 Oct 2010
Sound

Mar del Plata Film Festival

Australia will be the guest country at the 25th Mar del Plata Film Festival.

By Susanne Haydon / 15 Oct 2010
Film
Sep 2010

For the Term of His Natural Life

NFSA Historian Graham Shirley recalls the restoration of 'For the Term of His Natural Life' (1927).

By Graham Shirley / 27 Sep 2010
Film
Aug 2010

Reflections on Gillian Armstrong

Graham Shirley reflects on Gillian Armstrong’s career ahead of retrospective screenings of two of her films at the NFSA.

By Graham Shirley / 13 Aug 2010
Film

Gillian Armstrong

Director Gillian Armstrong writes about a 2010 screening at the NFSA of a new preservation print of her 1992 film 'The Last Days of Chez Nous'.

By Gillian Armstrong / 9 Aug 2010
Film