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Jun 2020

Deep Dive: The Matrix

Listen to a discussion with Andrew Mason, Executive Producer of The Matrix, that the NFSA hosted to mark the film's 20th anniversary.

By Travis Green / 11 Jun 2020
Film

Deep Dive: Ella

Ella Havelka, the first Indigenous dancer with the Australian Ballet, discusses the documentary Ella with director Douglas Watkin and the NFSA's Karina Libbey.

By Travis Green / 4 Jun 2020
Film
May 2020

Deep Dive: The Final Quarter

Director Ian Darling, ex-footballer Michael O’Loughlin, and AFL Inclusion and Social Policy Manager Tanya Hosch discuss the Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter and racism in sport with ABC's Fran Kelly

By Travis Green / 28 May 2020
Film
Sound

Last Tasmanian Tiger

The NFSA has digitised in 4K a 21-second newsreel clip from 1935 featuring the last-known images of the extinct thylacine.

By Simon Smith / 19 May 2020
Film
Apr 2020

Deep Dive: David Stratton – 101 Marvellous Movies

We bring you a recording of our conversation with David Stratton when he visited the NFSA in Canberra in 2019 to discuss the release of his book, 101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed.

By Travis Green / 30 Apr 2020
Sound

Australia's first Oscar

The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 17 Apr 2020
Documents
Film

Anzac Day Marches

As public gatherings to commemorate Anzac Day in 2020 are not going ahead because of COVID-19, we're sharing home movies of marches from Anzac Day in 1933, 1946 and 1980.

By Heather Gill / 15 Apr 2020
Film
Mar 2020

The McDonagh Sisters

For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.

By Graham Shirley / 4 Mar 2020
Film
Photographs
Feb 2020

Bradman in Colour

A recently donated film reveals the only known colour footage of Sir Donald Bradman playing cricket.

By Jeff Wray / 21 Feb 2020
Film

Sky Bride

The NFSA celebrates Valentine's Day with recently restored footage of a unique wedding ceremony in the skies over Sydney in 1932.

By Jeff Wray / 11 Feb 2020
Film