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Dec 2011

Outback on screen: Part 2

Graham Shirley continues his exploration of the rich diversity of Australian cinematic representations and interpretations of the outback.

By Graham Shirley / 6 Dec 2011
Film

Outback on screen: Part 1

Films set in the outback have been central to an imagining of Australia for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Dec 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

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
Sep 2011

What's that bug?

Can you identify the bug that was glued between glass slides over 100 years ago?

By Darren Weinert / 8 Sep 2011
Object
Aug 2011

Preservation planning

The final days of Mick Newnham's preservation conference feature a wet gate and a storm: a fitting juxtaposition of the subtlety and power of liquid.

By Mick Newnham / 12 Aug 2011

Learning the basics of video

Mick Newnham visits Lithuania to share his extensive knowledge of audiovisual preservation.

By Mick Newnham / 12 Aug 2011

Keep your analogue copies

NFSA Development Manager Executive Dominic Case looks back at the days when computers first infiltrated the film industry, and wonders what the digital present - and future - holds for film archives.

By Dominic Case / 8 Aug 2011
Film