Film & Sound News

Featured articles

List of articles

Sep 2016

Welcome to TV

60 years ago, one sentence ‘Good evening and welcome to television’, marked the commencement of regular television transmission in Australia.

By Helen Tully / 16 Sep 2016
Documents
Oral History
Television

A homemade TV

Television is celebrating 60 years in Australia this week. Did you know that in TV’s early days, a number of talented people built their own TV sets at home?

By Jenny Gall / 12 Sep 2016
Object
Television
Aug 2016

Fairlight

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

By Beth Taylor / 29 Aug 2016
Object

Gaywaves Project

Radio Archivist Chris Arneil looks at the outcomes of our Gaywaves LGBTI radio preservation program.

By Chris Arneil / 19 Aug 2016
Radio
Sound
Jul 2016

Proof restoration

Our digital restoration of Proof premieres tonight at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It’s been a long road, but it was absolutely worth it!

By Gayle Lake / 29 Jul 2016
Film

Restoring Proof

Learn more about the restoration of Proof (1991) by NFSA Restores, a project which had the support of 266 film lovers.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 22 Jul 2016
Film

TV history

Fifty years ago, on 21 June 1966, Australia was shocked when Labor and Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell was shot at close range by 19-year-old Peter Kocan.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 22 Jul 2016
Television
Jun 2016

Proof's mother and son

We spoke with actors Heather Mitchell and Jeffrey Walker, the mother and son at the heart of the 1991 classic Proof.

By Tara Fedoriw-Morris / 22 Jun 2016
Film
Oral History

Ross O'Donovan beyond Starstruck

Ross O'Donovan talks about the impact that the film Starstruck (1982) has had on his life.

By Adam Blackshaw / 20 Jun 2016
Film

NFSA Restores Bliss

Ahead of its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, Tara Fedoriw-Morris recounts the journey of Ray Lawrence's Bliss (1985) back to the big screen, thanks to NFSA Restores.

By Tara Fedoriw-Morris / 8 Jun 2016
Film