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Dec 2015

2015 at the NFSA

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2015? Part 1 includes iconic Australian films and kangaroos on Sesame Street.

By Adam Blackshaw / 21 Dec 2015
Film
Television

Australia's cinema heritage

As the 120th anniversary of cinema in Australia creeps up on us, Curator Sally Jackson takes a moment to consider how Australians recognise their cinema heritage.

By Sally Jackson / 18 Dec 2015
Film
Oct 2015

Chaplins, goats and Bathing Beauties

Just another day at the races: Charlie Chaplin lookalikes and a Bathing Beauty competition from 1921.

By Beth Taylor / 27 Oct 2015
Film
Sep 2015

Les McLaren

Les McLaren is one of a group of Australian filmmakers who made significant documentaries in Papua New Guinea in the 1970s–1990s. We talked with him about their legacy.

By Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd / 10 Sep 2015
Film

PNG's 40 years of independence

Michael Waterhouse is sharing rare 1930s film shot by his grandfather on the Papua New Guinea goldfields. He talks about tracking down and reconstructing his grandfather’s films.

By Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd / 9 Sep 2015
Film
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
Mar 2015

Oral History: Directors

In these Oral History interviews, three filmmakers discuss their careers making documentary and drama for TV and film.

By Bronwyn Murphy / 26 Mar 2015
Film
Oral History

Oral History: Actors

Three actors recall highlights of their lengthy careers in TV and film in these recent Oral History interviews.

By Bronwyn Murphy / 25 Mar 2015
Film