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Jan 2022

Deep Dive: Lion and Lioness

Listen to Alex Sloan in conversation at the NFSA with Sue and Saroo Brierley. They talk about how Saroo's life became the film Lion and also Sue's book Lioness, a prequel of sorts to her son's story.

By Travis Green / 14 Jan 2022
Film
Sound
Nov 2021

David Gulpilil: A Portrait

A look at David Gulpilil's 50-year career and his profound impact on Australian cinema.

By Liz McNiven / 30 Nov 2021
Film
Photographs

RE/Vision Commission: Jazz Money

Award-winning digital artist Jazz Money is the recipient of the RE/Vision Commission, receiving $25,000 to create an audiovisual piece interpreting the NFSA collection to offer an authentic and contemporary vision of Australia.

By Nicola Gage / 10 Nov 2021
Oct 2021

Media Literacy Week 2021

To mark Media Literacy Week 2021, guest writer Dr TJ Thomson examines the role of the NFSA in improving our understanding of the impact of media in our lives and in Australia's history.

By TJ Thomson / 25 Oct 2021

NFSA Restores: Radiance

The NFSA has completed a full digital restoration of Rachel Perkins' acclaimed directorial debut, Radiance (1998).

By Elena Guest / 21 Oct 2021
Film

Growing the NFSA collection

Curator Thorsten Kaeding looks at how and why the NFSA selects – and sometimes excludes – materials from the national collection.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 11 Oct 2021
Sep 2021

Tasmanian Tiger in Colour

Samuel François-Steininger has colourised footage from the NFSA collection of Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity.

By Simon Drake / 7 Sep 2021
Film
Aug 2021

The Shiralee: rare colour footage

We share a recently discovered colour home movie of NSW location shooting for the classic Australian film 'The Shiralee' (1957), starring Peter Finch.

By Jeff Wray / 16 Aug 2021
Film
Jul 2021

The Corricks in Tasmania

NFSA curator Jillian Mackenzie writes about the Ten Days on the Island festival where she took the newly digitised Corrick Collection on tour.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 1 Jul 2021
Film
Jun 2021

Wake in Fright: 50 years on

Author, columnist and film and TV critic Luke Buckmaster examines the enduring themes of Wake in Fright, 50 years after the film's release in 1971.

By Luke Buckmaster / 30 Jun 2021
Film