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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

Short films at the NFSA

Film curator Itzell Tazzyman introduces her role as collector of short films for the NFSA and highlights some recent international successes.

By Itzell Tazzyman / 23 Nov 2011
Film

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

2011 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen David Hannay as the recipient of the 2011 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

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

Oral History by Ken Berryman

Ken Berryman reports on 'The Art of Interviewing for Film', a panel session hosted by the NFSA at the 17th National Oral History Conference.

By Ken Berryman / 19 Oct 2011
Oral History
Mar 2011

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

Bill Armstrong

Bill Armstrong, radio pioneering and sound recording legend is this year's winner of the Cochrane Smith Sound Heritage Award.

By Matthew Davies / 16 Mar 2011
Oral History
Sound

Grant Scicluna wins Orlando Award

Grant Scicluna wins the inaugural Orlando Short Film Award for his short film 'Neon Skin'. Grant tells us what he's been up to, and gives us an insight into the world of making short films on the streets of Melbourne.

By Grant Scicluna / 1 Mar 2011
Film