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See Phar Lap's historic 1930 Melbourne Cup victory from a new angle.
A brief survey of Australian horror films, from the 1970s to The Babadook.
For World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, explore the transporting power of home movies.
In 2020 the NFSA screened the documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, followed by a Q&A with award-winning Australian sound designer Emma Bortignon.
A look back at the portrayal of women and men as homemakers and breadwinners in cinema advertising from the 1940s.
Take a step back in time and discover the charm of Melbourne more than a century ago.
The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.
As public gatherings to commemorate Anzac Day in 2020 are not going ahead because of COVID-19, we're sharing home movies of marches from Anzac Day in 1933, 1946 and 1980.
A recently donated film reveals the only known colour footage of Sir Donald Bradman playing cricket.
When Charles Farrell came to Australia in 1936 to appear in The Flying Doctor, he brought with him a touch of Hollywood glamour and the aura of a big-name star.
Mark Foy's fashion parades from the 1940s and '50s, featuring designers Pierre Balmain and Schiaparelli, captured in gorgeous colour footage.
The NFSA provided nearly three-quarters of the footage used in the groundbreaking four-part series Australia in Colour.
A look at Betty Bryant, once Australia’s most famed film ingénue, who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits, now open on the Gold Coast.
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