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Sep 2011

Restoring the Corrick Collection

The story behind the NFSA restoration of more than 100 films and fragments in the Corrick Collection, which toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe between 1897 and 1914.

By Sally Jackson / 29 Sep 2011
Film
Object

On the road with the Corricks

From 1879-1914, the Australian-based Corrick Family Entertainers toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe showing repackaged and complete versions of the latest special effects, comedy and non-fiction films in black-and-white and dazzling colour.

By Sally Jackson / 29 Sep 2011
Film
May 2011

Vale Bill Hunter

Paul Byrnes marks the death of iconic Australian film and television actor Bill Hunter, who will be remembered with affection by audiences and peers.

By Paul Byrnes / 19 May 2011
Film
Mar 2011

Vale Esben Storm

NFSA Historian Graham Shirley remembers filmmaker and actor Esben Storm (1950–2011).

By Graham Shirley / 30 Mar 2011
Film
Television
Nov 2010

Film Connection

An international collaboration between the NFSA and the US National Film Preservation Foundation has returned eight American silent short films previously presumed lost.

Film
Oct 2010

Melbourne Cup Stops the Nation Again

One of the first films ever recorded in Australia screens 12 times a day in Federation Square in the lead-up to the 150th Melbourne Cup.

By Siobhan Dee / 29 Oct 2010
Film

Mar del Plata Film Festival

Australia will be the guest country at the 25th Mar del Plata Film Festival.

By Susanne Haydon / 15 Oct 2010
Film
Jun 2010

NFSA connects with Aden Young

Director-producer Ian Darling and actor Aden Young discuss 'In the Company of Actors' with school students as part of a NFSA Connects videoconference. Watch videos from the event.

By Imelda Cooney / 21 Jun 2010
Film
May 2010

Vale Georgia Lee

We were sad to hear of the death of jazz and blues singer Georgia Lee in Cairns at the age of 89.

By Graham McDonald / 5 May 2010
Sound