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Oct 2020

NFSA Restores: The Cheaters

Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.

By Tara Marynowsky / 12 Oct 2020
Film
Sep 2020

Deep Dive: Making Waves + Emma Bortignon

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.

By Johnny Milner / 29 Sep 2020
Film
Aug 2020

We're open

We're excited to have reopened our doors in Canberra on 1 August with a special event – a booked-out Bluey pyjama party!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 11 Aug 2020
Television

Gender Roles in 1940s Ads

A look back at the portrayal of women and men as homemakers and breadwinners in cinema advertising from the 1940s.

By Mel Bondfield / 7 Aug 2020
Film
Jun 2020

Wimbledon Tennis Stars

To coincide with the annual 'Wimbledon fortnight', Johnny Milner takes a look at some Australian tennis stars who have excelled on the traditional grass court at Wimbledon.

By Johnny Milner / 29 Jun 2020
Film
Television
May 2020

Deep Dive: The Final Quarter

Director Ian Darling, ex-footballer Michael O’Loughlin, and AFL Inclusion and Social Policy Manager Tanya Hosch discuss the Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter and racism in sport with ABC's Fran Kelly

By Travis Green / 28 May 2020
Film
Sound
Apr 2020

Australia's first Oscar

The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 17 Apr 2020
Documents
Film

Anzac Day Marches

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.

By Heather Gill / 15 Apr 2020
Film
Mar 2020

The McDonagh Sisters

For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.

By Graham Shirley / 4 Mar 2020
Film
Photographs

McDonagh sisters' filming locations

Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?

By Graham Shirley / 4 Mar 2020
Film