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Dec 2011

Inaugural AACTA Awards, 2011

Nominees have been announced for the inaugural AACTA Awards.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 1 Dec 2011
Film
Television
Nov 2011

The Independent Spirit of Mad Bastards

Brendan Fletcher's feature won the 2011 NFSA IF Award for Independent Spirit. Miguel Gonzalez spoke with this 'mad' director/producer.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 17 Nov 2011
Film

Digital technology

Digital technology has, for decades, been elbowing its way onto the set and changing the way films get made. Film journalist Sandy George discussed its impact with those who roll up their sleeves and do the hard behind-the-scenes slog of filmmaking.

By Sandy George / 15 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

Who goes to Australian films?

Sandy George looks at the 'furphy' that Australians don't like Australian films and breaks down some data on who watches what and how films are consumed by audiences in Australia.

By Sandy George / 14 Oct 2011
Film