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Explore an under-appreciated dimension of Australian cinema.
What's on at the NFSA's Arc cinema in Canberra in March?
See footage of previous Year of the Ox celebrations – from 1937, 1985 and 2009.
Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.
An iconic moment which has metaphorically become part of Australia’s DNA – Cathy Freeman's historic Olympic victory from 20 years ago – is now stored on actual DNA, thanks to a new NFSA data storage pilot project.
In 1929, Hoyts – with help from Studebaker and the Shell Oil Company – loaded cinema sound equipment onto a truck so regional Australia could experience the latest in 'talking pictures'.
For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.
Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?
To celebrate 100 years of Felix the Cat, we’ve reached into our magic bag of tricks to bring you some excerpts from the original cartoons.
Don't miss The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition at the NFSA before it closes on 18 August 2019.
A visit to the NFSA gave one family history researcher the chance to learn more about the adventures of her great uncle in the early 1920s.
The Heidelberg Golf Club in Melbourne recently donated to the NFSA a film from the 1920s showing the club and its surrounds at the time of its formation.
The NFSA provided nearly three-quarters of the footage used in the groundbreaking four-part series Australia in Colour.
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