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Apr 2022

Home of the Blizzard

The NFSA launches an online Antarctic adventure game using historic Antarctic footage from our collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 6 Apr 2022
Film
Nov 2021

RE/Vision Commission: Jazz Money

Award-winning digital artist Jazz Money is the recipient of the RE/Vision Commission, receiving $25,000 to create an audiovisual piece interpreting the NFSA collection to offer an authentic and contemporary vision of Australia.

By Nicola Gage / 10 Nov 2021
Oct 2021

Media Literacy Week 2021

To mark Media Literacy Week 2021, guest writer Dr TJ Thomson examines the role of the NFSA in improving our understanding of the impact of media in our lives and in Australia's history.

By TJ Thomson / 25 Oct 2021

NFSA Restores: Floating Life

The film Floating Life, by Macau-born director Clara Law, reflects on the Asian migrant experience in Australia in the early 1990s.

By Elena Guest / 25 Oct 2021
Film

NFSA Restores: Radiance

The NFSA has completed a full digital restoration of Rachel Perkins' acclaimed directorial debut, Radiance (1998).

By Elena Guest / 21 Oct 2021
Film

Growing the NFSA collection

Curator Thorsten Kaeding looks at how and why the NFSA selects – and sometimes excludes – materials from the national collection.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 11 Oct 2021
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

Aboriginal Flag 50th anniversary

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first raising of the Aboriginal flag in July 1971, proud Kamilaroi yinarr (woman) Cheree Toka writes about what the Aboriginal flag means to her.

By Cheree Toka / 7 Jul 2021
Television
Jun 2021

The Cultural Icons

Canberra is home to 12 of Australia’s most iconic cultural institutions. And for the first time in history, these icons are collaborating to give 12 unique perspectives of Australia’s story.

Film
Photographs

Wake in Fright: 2009 Restoration

For years the negative of Wake in Fright (1971) was thought to be lost forever. Here is the story behind the restoration and re-release of the classic Australian film.

By Peter Galvin / 24 Jun 2021
Film