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Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 1

Hollywood, local filmmakers and regional Australia intersect in the story of Franklyn Barrett's touring of a live prologue to Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs
May 2013

Don McAlpine

Celebrated cinematographer Don McAlpine is coming to the NFSA’s Arc Cinema in late May.

By Quentin Turnour / 3 May 2013
Film
Apr 2013

Bill Heffernan, underwater pioneer

Audiovisual Co-Assistant Kerry Yates explores the films and artefacts donated to the NFSA by the son of speargun pioneer Bill Heffernan.

By Kerry Yates / 30 Apr 2013
Film
Mar 2013

Bert Ive: Telling the World

This exhibition celebrates over 100 years of documentary filmmaking on behalf of the Australian Government with a focus on its first long-term cinematographer Bert Ive.

By Morgyn Phillips / 8 Mar 2013
Film
Nov 2012

NFSA Connects: Rabbit-Proof Fence

The first nationwide NFSA Connects session, dedicated to 'Rabbit Proof Fence', resonated strongly with students says program coordinator Imelda Cooney.

By Imelda Cooney / 12 Nov 2012
Film
May 2012

NFSA Connects Ten Canoes

Watch videos from the Q&A between NSW school students and Ten Canoes director Rolf de Heer and actor Frances Djulibing.

By Imelda Cooney / 24 May 2012
Film

The Shadowcatchers

'The Shadowcatchers: a history of cinematography in Australia' by Martha Ansara was produced with the support of the NFSA and launched this month.

By Martha Ansara / 22 May 2012
Film

West Australian time capsule

It's Western Australia's time to shine as we look at a selection of films made about the sunny state from 1907-1972.

By Beth Taylor / 15 May 2012
Film
Dec 2011

Keeping Our Story

A personal perspective on the early days of remote Indigenous media groups.

By Chris Guster / 21 Dec 2011
Film
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television

Outback on screen: Part 2

Graham Shirley continues his exploration of the rich diversity of Australian cinematic representations and interpretations of the outback.

By Graham Shirley / 6 Dec 2011
Film