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Apr 2022

Home of the Blizzard

The NFSA launches an online Antarctic adventure game using historic Antarctic footage from our collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 6 Apr 2022
Film
Nov 2021

1956 Olympics – home movies

There were several future film and TV makers shooting home movies at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

By Adam Blackshaw / 22 Nov 2021
Film
Oct 2021

Amateur Cine Societies

For World Home Movie Day 2021, curator Heather Gill highlights the work of Australia's amateur cine societies.

By Heather Gill / 14 Oct 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
Jun 2021

Looking back at Wake in Fright

Author, columnist and film and TV critic Luke Buckmaster examines the enduring themes of Wake in Fright, first released in 1971.

By Luke Buckmaster / 30 Jun 2021
Film

Wake in Fright: 2009 Restoration

For years the negative of Wake in Fright (1971) was thought to be lost forever. Here is the story behind the restoration and re-release of the classic Australian film.

By Peter Galvin / 24 Jun 2021
Film
May 2021

Dame Nellie Melba lost footage

In celebration of the 160th anniversary of Dame Nellie Melba’s birth, we reveal previously unseen private footage of Australia’s ‘Queen of Song’.

By Simon Smith / 13 May 2021
Film
Mar 2021

Corrick Collection Digital Restoration

The Corrick Collection of films has now been digitised and is once again able to be shared with audiences.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 10 Mar 2021
Film

Australia in Colour: Season 2

A second season of the landmark factual series arrives on SBS from 10 March 2021, featuring over 160 minutes of NFSA collection footage.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 9 Mar 2021
Film
Television
Oct 2020

Dawn Swane

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

By Tara Marynowsky / 29 Oct 2020
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