The NFSA collection now includes over three million items. Here is a small taste of what we acquired in 2019.
From lifesaving to 'soul surfing’: Paul Byrnes tracks the history of surfing and surf movies in Australia.
Janine Winfree, a visitor from George Eastman House in the US, explores the NFSA's 28mm film collection.
Jennifer Coombes looks at costume sketches and continuity polaroids of Heath Ledger’s portrayal of Ned Kelly, as featured in the exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures at the NFSA.
Overcoming childhood adversity, Australian silent movie star Annette Kellerman took on the world – swimming, acting, performing and writing herself into the history books.
As part of our Newscaf series, we revisit the moment 25 years ago when Sydney won the right to host the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
Listen to a 1966 interview with Australian composer Ron Grainer, who wrote the memorable theme music for Doctor Who.
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.
Audiences are about to discover the man behind the camera in the NFSA’s new exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures.
Heath Ledger’s career and life were tragically cut short, but his international success and the calibre of his performances will endure the test of time.
We've recently acquired a die-cast model of a Cinesound Film Unit FJ Holden panel van, similar to that featured in the classic Australian film Newsfront.
With winter underway, we look at freak snow – snowfalls at unexpected times and places – through footage from the NFSA News and Current Affairs Program.
With winter here, take a look at newsreels, home movies, news reports and short documentaries from the NFSA collection about skiing in Australia.
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