Film & Sound News

Featured articles

List of articles

Oct 2021

Amateur Cine Societies

For World Home Movie Day 2021, curator Heather Gill highlights the work of Australia's amateur cine societies.

By Heather Gill / 14 Oct 2021
Film

The Beginnings of Television

In the first of a four-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker looks at the vital – and often unrecognised – role that women played in bringing the first Australian TV programs to air.

By Jeannine Baker / 11 Oct 2021
Documents
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Sep 2021

Tasmanian Tiger in Colour

Samuel François-Steininger has colourised footage from the NFSA collection of Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity.

By Simon Drake / 7 Sep 2021
Film
Aug 2021

The Shiralee: rare colour footage

We share a recently discovered colour home movie of NSW location shooting for the classic Australian film 'The Shiralee' (1957), starring Peter Finch.

By Jeff Wray / 16 Aug 2021
Film
Jul 2021

Vale John Cornell

A tribute to John Cornell, the talented writer and highly respected business visionary, who has passed away at age 80.

By Gayle Lake / 26 Jul 2021
Film
Television
Oct 2020

Dawn Swane

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

By Tara Marynowsky / 29 Oct 2020
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television

Travel Home Movies

We mark World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and Home Movie Day with footage of Australia's top overseas travel destinations.

By Heather Gill / 21 Oct 2020
Film
Aug 2020

Gender Roles in 1940s Ads

A look back at the portrayal of women and men as homemakers and breadwinners in cinema advertising from the 1940s.

By Mel Bondfield / 7 Aug 2020
Film
Jun 2020

Mavis Ripper, Costume Designer

NFSA curator Jenny Gall shines a spotlight on Mavis Ripper, a pioneer of Australian costume design for film and theatre.

By Jenny Gall / 30 Jun 2020
Film
May 2020

Last Tasmanian Tiger

The NFSA has digitised in 4K a 21-second newsreel clip from 1935 featuring the last-known images of the extinct thylacine.

By Simon Smith / 19 May 2020
Film