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May 2012

Networking

Nick Herd drew on the NFSA collection to research his new book, Networking, which places the history of Australian commercial television in its proper context.

By Nick Herd / 21 May 2012
Television
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

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
Mar 2011

RMS Queen Mary in Sydney

In early 1940, with Australia less than a year into World War 2, a 17-year-old George Shirley used his father’s 16 mm movie camera to film two grand visitors to Sydney Harbour.

By George Shirley / 2 Mar 2011
Film
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

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
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

Revisiting The Last Days of Chez Nous

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

By Gillian Armstrong / 9 Aug 2010
Film
May 2010

NFSA Connects with Aden Young

NFSA Connects with actor Aden Young and film director Ian Darling.

By Imelda Cooney / 14 May 2010
Film