Film & Sound News

Featured articles

List of articles

Aug 2019

Animated short films

Enjoy a comprehensive selection of Australian animated short films in our new curated collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 15 Aug 2019
Film
Mar 2019

Australia in Colour

The NFSA provided nearly three-quarters of the footage used in the groundbreaking four-part series Australia in Colour.

Film
Television
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!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 21 Feb 2017
Film
Object
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
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
Aug 2015

Cookery Nook

This surreal black-and-white animation from 1931 was produced by the Australian Dried Fruits Association’s Dried Fruits Publicity Committee.

By Beth Taylor / 31 Aug 2015
Film

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.

By Mick Newnham / 5 Aug 2015
Documents
Apr 2015

Harry Julius' cartoons of war

Film curator Sally Jackson looks at eight short 'Cartoons of the Moment' about the First World War, including one from April 1915 that heralds the start of the Gallipoli campaign.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Apr 2015
Film
Jan 2015

Disney at the NFSA

To mark the beginning of our Disney classics season at Arc cinema, Miguel Gonzalez explores some of the Disney items held in the NFSA collection.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 5 Jan 2015
Film
Photographs
Sound
Oct 2014

Harry Julius

Film curator Sally Jackson writes about Australia's first cinema animations for the 2014 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October.

By Sally Jackson / 27 Oct 2014
Film