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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

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

Outback on screen: Part 1

Films set in the outback have been central to an imagining of Australia for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Dec 2011
Film

Longford Lyell Lecture, 2011

The 2011 Longford Lyell Lecture - 'An Australian Actor's Perspective on the Industry' - was presented by Sigrid Thornton on 28 November 2011.

Film

Inaugural AACTA Awards, 2011

Nominees have been announced for the inaugural AACTA Awards.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 1 Dec 2011
Film
Television
Nov 2011

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

Australia Votes

How has political advertising changed over the last century? Dr Lisa Milner from Southern Cross University is researching election campaign media in the NFSA collection.

By Lisa Milner / 28 Oct 2011
Film

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