The NFSA collection now includes over three million items. Here is a small taste of what we acquired in 2019.
From lifesaving to 'soul surfing’: Paul Byrnes tracks the history of surfing and surf movies in Australia.
Janine Winfree, a visitor from George Eastman House in the US, explores the NFSA's 28mm film collection.
A brief survey of Australian horror films from the outback thrillers of the 1970s to the work of the influential creators of Saw and The Babadook.
When Charles Farrell came to Australia in 1936 to appear in The Flying Doctor, he brought with him a touch of Hollywood glamour and the aura of a big-name star.
The Heidelberg Golf Club in Melbourne recently donated to the NFSA a film from the 1920s showing the club and its surrounds at the time of its formation.
Our new Tennis curated collection features some of Australia's greatest stars of the sport.
Vale Jimmy Hannan, who passed away on 7 January 2019, at the age of 84. We celebrate his life and work, and acknowledge his kind donation to the NFSA.
Jennifer Coombes looks at costume sketches and continuity polaroids of Heath Ledger’s portrayal of Ned Kelly, as featured in the exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures at the NFSA.
Meet the Australian star who worked opposite Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and the Marx Brothers in 1930s Hollywood – Caesar, the Alsatian dog from Belka, WA.
Audiences are about to discover the man behind the camera in the NFSA’s new exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures.
Heath Ledger’s career and life were tragically cut short, but his international success and the calibre of his performances will endure the test of time.
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