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Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
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

Digital technology

Digital technology has, for decades, been elbowing its way onto the set and changing the way films get made. Film journalist Sandy George discussed its impact with those who roll up their sleeves and do the hard behind-the-scenes slog of filmmaking.

By Sandy George / 15 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
Aug 2011

Film festivals

Film journalist Sandy George looks at the impact of the Adelaide Film Festival.

By Sandy George / 30 Aug 2011
Film
Jul 2011

The art of festival posters

Music and film festivals and festival posters have become an integral part of Australia’s cultural scene. Collective Passions showcases festival posters in the NFSA collection.

By Morgyn Phillips / 15 Jul 2011
Posters
Mar 2011

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart Film Festival is about engagement and involvement in film and is targeted at audiences over 60. It is held annually in March during NSW Seniors' Week.

By Susanne Haydon / 31 Mar 2011
Film

Judging short film festivals

When most people think of Clare Valley, their minds immediately turn to wine. But amidst the undulating rows of grapevines is one of Australia’s most exciting new short film festivals.

By Fiona Gunn / 23 Mar 2011
Film

Billions of bytes

Dominic Case talks about digital formats and why a full definition cinema quality digital film would not even come close to fitting onto your biggest home hard drive.

By Dominic Case / 18 Mar 2011
Film

Mildura Beauty Queens

Beauty queens of days gone by are the stars of the show at the opening night, and 10th Anniversary, of Big Screen in Mildura.

By Gordana Bacic / 3 Mar 2011
Film