The NFSA provided much of the footage for this landmark documentary series.
A look at forgotten film ingénue Betty Bryant, who features in the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition.
Stories from our collection about recording, broadcasting and teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
The NFSA provided nearly three-quarters of the footage used in the groundbreaking four-part series Australia in Colour.
Overcoming childhood adversity, Australian silent movie star Annette Kellerman took on the world – swimming, acting, performing and writing herself into the history books.
A portrait of the pioneering filmmakers, The McDonagh Sisters - Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis. NFSA Restores: The Cheaters screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2018.
The NFSA has recently digitised to 4K the groundbreaking 1924 Russian science-fiction feature film 'Aelita: Queen of Mars'.
The NFSA recently acquired two signed photographs of silent film star Louise Lovely and a letter of hers responding to a fan in 1916.
The NFSA restores three silent films starring Snowy Baker - Australian Olympian, filmmaker and trainer of Hollywood stars.
Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.
We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!
The new NFSA documentary Steam on the Harbour showcases Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before it became a Sydney tourist destination.
Sally Jackson traces the journey of Italian films to Australia via World Film Distributors and through the hands of collectors to the NFSA.
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