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Oct 2017

Home movie memories

We mark Home Movie Day 2017 on 21 October with a curated collection of films from the NFSA collection.

Heather Gill
Film
Apr 2017

Trains in The Hunter

We have more steam, and more trains, in a new mini-documentary about the NSW Hunter region's railway past.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Sep 2016

Cigars, para-sports and a love story

An Adelaide dentist and amateur filmmaker has donated almost 10 hours of footage which helps chronicle the Australian and international Paralympic movement in the 1970s and 80s.

Annie Breslin
Film
Aug 2016

Budding filmmakers at the 1956 Olympics

There were several future film and TV makers shooting home movies at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
May 2016

Con Colleano

Go behind-the-scenes at the circus with rare home movie footage of Australia's Con Colleano, the world-famous 'Wizard of the Wire'.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Photographs
Posters
Apr 2016

Dawn Swane's home movies

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

Tara Marynowsky
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television
Nov 2014

The 1950s Melbourne art scene

Philippe Mora shares family home movies that feature rare footage of the Melbourne art scene of the 1950s.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Oct 2014

Wirth's Circus home movies

Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at a newly preserved collection of 16mm home movies of Wirth's Circus and the family that ran it.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Photographs
Sep 2014

Australian style

Watch three amateur films from the 1950s and 60s on the theme of 'fashion’.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Jun 2014

Vaudeville friends

Tara Marynowsky explores the home movies of vaudeville performer and amateur filmmaker Frank 'Tex' Glanville.

Tara Marynowsky
Film