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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

Inaugural AACTA Awards, 2011

Nominees have been announced for the inaugural AACTA Awards.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 1 Dec 2011
Film
Television
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

The Independent Spirit of Mad Bastards

Brendan Fletcher's feature won the 2011 NFSA IF Award for Independent Spirit. Miguel Gonzalez spoke with this 'mad' director/producer.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 17 Nov 2011
Film

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

Vale Sarah Watt

The NFSA joins the Australian film industry in mourning the loss of artist, writer and filmmaker Sarah Watt to cancer.

By Joanna Fleming / 9 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

Who goes to Australian films?

Sandy George looks at the 'furphy' that Australians don't like Australian films and breaks down some data on who watches what and how films are consumed by audiences in Australia.

By Sandy George / 14 Oct 2011
Film
Sep 2011

Marketing Australian films

Sandy George asks, how can Australian films and their limited promotional budgets compete with Hollywood's marketing machine?

By Sandy George / 15 Sep 2011
Film