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Nov 2011

2011: the year of Aussie drama

TV acquisitions curator Helen Tully looks at the current and past state of Australian-produced television drama.

By Helen Tully / 21 Nov 2011
Oral History
Television

2011 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen David Hannay as the recipient of the 2011 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

Film

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

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

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
Sep 2011

Restoring the Corrick Collection

The story behind the NFSA restoration of more than 100 films and fragments in the Corrick Collection, which toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe between 1897 and 1914.

By Sally Jackson / 29 Sep 2011
Film
Object

On the road with the Corricks

From 1879-1914, the Australian-based Corrick Family Entertainers toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe showing repackaged and complete versions of the latest special effects, comedy and non-fiction films in black-and-white and dazzling colour.

By Sally Jackson / 29 Sep 2011
Film
Aug 2011

Learning the basics of video

Mick Newnham visits Lithuania to share his extensive knowledge of audiovisual preservation.

By Mick Newnham / 12 Aug 2011
Jul 2011

The Adventures of Jonathan Dennis

Emma Kelly explores the connections between the NFSA and Jonathan Dennis, the founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive.

By Emma Kelly / 26 Jul 2011
Film
Jun 2011

Asia Pacific archiving

Rod Butler and Mick Newnham share the NFSA's preservation expertise in Noumea.

By Rod Butler / 29 Jun 2011
Film
Sound