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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

Chrissy

Twenty-two years ago, SBS aired filmmaker Jacqui North's documentary 'Chrissy', about her best friend – a young lesbian living with HIV.

By Jacqui North / 29 Nov 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

Collecting during COVID-19

The NFSA's dedicated curators have ensured that Australia's COVID-19 experience is documented for future generations.

Film
Oral History
Sound
Television
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
Jan 2021

Deep Dive: Brazen Hussies

Listen to a Q&A with the director of documentary Brazen Hussies (2020), Catherine Dwyer and influential feminist Elizabeth Reid.

By Johnny Milner / 28 Jan 2021
Film
Sound

Australia Daze: 1988 to Now

For the documentary Australia Daze, 28 film crews captured Australia's bicentennial celebrations over 24 hours across the country on 26 January 1988.

By Sean Bridgeman / 19 Jan 2021
Film
Apr 2020

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