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Jun 2017

Feminist Filmmakers

Feminist films from the 1970s, 80s and 90s still resonate today.

Heather Gill
Film
Feb 2017

Cricket legends in action, 100 years later

We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Object
Jan 2017

The making of Storm Boy

Rare behind-the-scenes footage from the Storm Boy shoot shows the team effort involved in making this magical film.

Beth Taylor
Film
Aug 2016

Saving LGBTI radio

Radio Archivist Chris Arneil looks at the outcomes of our Gaywaves LGBTI radio preservation program.

Chris Arneil
Radio
Sound

Pest control

How the NFSA takes care of pests and mould, and what you can do at home to protect your own collections.

Robert Waterfall
Object
May 2016

Matt Bird: filmmaker on the rise

Curator of short films at the NFSA, Heather Gill, speaks with up-and-coming filmmaker Matt Bird who is charting his own course in the film industry.

Heather Gill
Film
Apr 2016

Bellisimo! Rescuing vintage Italian films

Sally Jackson traces the journey of Italian films to Australia via World Film Distributors and through the hands of collectors to the NFSA.

Sally Jackson
Film
Feb 2016

Time to go troppo

Film Curator Heather Gill looks at the legacy of short-film festival Tropfest.

Heather Gill
Film
Posters
Aug 2015

Training Australia’s remote archivists

NFSA experts understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experience with their peers. Conservation Manager Mick Newnham recently spent five days training remote Indigenous archivists.

Mick Newnham
Documents
Jun 2015

NFSA awards and lectures

The NFSA has been proud to present a number of awards and lecture series over the years, recognising and celebrating significant contributions to the conservation and heritage of Australian film and sound culture.