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May 2022

NFSA Restores: Strictly Ballroom

The new NFSA digital restoration of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom has been selected to screen at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in May 2022.

Film

Deep Dive: David Stratton – My Favourite Movies

Listen to David Stratton in conversation at the NFSA with Alex Sloan about his new book, My Favourite Movies, in February 2022.

By Travis Green / 3 May 2022
Film
Sound
Mar 2022

Harbour Bridge Opening

When the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932, Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.

By Beth Taylor / 17 Mar 2022
Film
Photographs
Feb 2022

Ozploitation!

Johnny Milner takes a look at the low-budget Australian genre filmmaking of the 1970s and 1980s.

By Johnny Milner / 21 Feb 2022
Film
Jan 2022

Deep Dive: Lion and Lioness

Listen to Alex Sloan in conversation at the NFSA with Sue and Saroo Brierley. They talk about how Saroo's life became the film Lion and also Sue's book Lioness, a prequel of sorts to her son's story.

By Travis Green / 14 Jan 2022
Film
Sound

Deep Dive: The Witch of Kings Cross

Listen to a Q&A with director Sonia Bible at Arc cinema in 2021, after a screening of her documentary The Witch of Kings Cross.

By Karina Libbey / 13 Jan 2022
Film
Sound
Dec 2021

1970s Music Festivals

Music festivals in the 1970s offered unprecedented opportunities for enterprising promoters and homegrown musicians, and were spaces where participants enacted ideals of counterculture and community building.

Film
Sound

Top Content for 2021

What got our audiences clicking in 2021? Here's a rundown of our most popular new content of the year.

By Mel Bondfield / 17 Dec 2021
Film
Radio
Sound
Television

Rare 1921 Cricket Footage Discovered

The NFSA has identified rare footage of the 1920–21 Ashes Test series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

By Jeff Wray / 10 Dec 2021
Film
Nov 2021

Easybeats on Top of the Pops

A clip of the Easybeats performing 'Friday on My Mind' on British television's Top of the Pops in 1966 has been rediscovered.

By Simon Smith / 23 Nov 2021
Film
Television