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Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 2

In Part 2 of his essay, Quentin Turnour investigates Frank Hurley's association with the promotion of Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition film.

By Quentin Turnour / 16 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Posters

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

Victorian College of the Arts

For nearly a decade, the NFSA has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Australia’s next generation of filmmaking talent by its ongoing sponsorship of the VCA School of Film and Television Graduate Screening Awards night.

By Simon Smith / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Nov 2011

Ten Canoes

The everyday lives of a group of Sydney private school girls, a renowned film director and an Indigenous actress couldn't be any more different, yet they all found some common ground through the NFSA Connects program.

By Imelda Cooney / 21 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

Australian film critics

NFSA Librarian Jan Thurling takes a look at the local film critic scene - from Australia's very first review, to the new generation of critics.

By Jan Thurling / 31 Oct 2011
Film

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton

NFSA Librarian Jan Thurling gives five stars to David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz, who are celebrating 25 years of critiquing films together.

By Jan Thurling / 28 Oct 2011
Film
Television

Our Audiovisual Heritage

National Film and Sound Archive CEO Michael Loebenstein delivered a speech to mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October.

By Kylie Doherty / 27 Oct 2011
Film
Radio
Sound
Television

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

Is everyone really a critic?

With some big celebrations in Australian film criticism happening this week, Jan Thurling, manager of the NFSA Library, reflects on the changing role of critics.

By Jan Thurling / 24 Oct 2011
Film