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Apr 2016

Bellissimo! 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.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Apr 2016
Film
Feb 2016

Return to Hanging Rock

Clips from a Q&A with actress Anne Louise Lambert (Miranda), plus more outtakes from our 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' online exhibition, '40 Years of Mystery'.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 22 Feb 2016
Film
Oral History

Smithy turns 70

We celebrate the 70th anniversary of Charles Kingsford Smith biopic 'Smithy' with a look at Billy Hughes' cameo in the film.

By Beth Taylor / 15 Feb 2016
Film
Photographs
Posters
Jan 2016

Starstruck costumes

The musical comedy Starstruck (1982) and its colourful, outrageous costumes were ahead of their time.

By Beth Taylor / 25 Jan 2016
Film
Object
Dec 2015

Red Dragon

Film curator Sally Jackson takes a fresh look at Australia's first animated feature, Eric Porter's Marco Polo Junior Versus The Red Dragon.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Dec 2015
Film

The Kid Stakes

The NFSA has released silent classic film The Kid Stakes (1927) on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time.

By John Brady / 14 Dec 2015
Film
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Aug 2015

Australia's first Oscar

The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 26 Aug 2015
Documents
Film
Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Jun 2015
Film

Producing Muriel's Wedding

'Muriel's Wedding' producer Lynda House talks about her journey with the film, from reading the first script treatment to celebrating its cultural impact 20 years on.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 15 Jun 2015
Film