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May 2012

Networking

Nick Herd drew on the NFSA collection to research his new book, Networking, which places the history of Australian commercial television in its proper context.

By Nick Herd / 21 May 2012
Television
Jan 2012

Our heroes of the air

The decade after the end of the First World War was a period of great excitement in aviation and this was reflected by the popularity of aviator songs.

By Graham McDonald / 5 Jan 2012
Sound
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
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

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
Jun 2010

Sydney Film Festival 2010

New 35mm prints of 'Love Serenade' and 'The Last Days of Chez Nous' screened at the Sydney Film Festival.

By Tara Marynowsky / 19 Jun 2010
Film