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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
Feb 2022

Women's and Children's Programs

In the fourth of a 5-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker reveals some of the women who shaped and redefined television content for women and children.

By Jeannine Baker / 28 Feb 2022
Oral History
Photographs
Television

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
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
Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a five-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker celebrates some of the female producers and directors working in Australian television in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

By Jeannine Baker / 29 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Hypothetical

In the second of a 2-part series, senior video preservation specialist Richard Vorobieff pays homage to the Sunday program's innovative Hypothetical segment on the show's 40th anniversary.

By Richard Vorobieff / 13 Nov 2021
Television

The Young Doctors

The Young Doctors made its debut on TCN 9 (Nine Network) on 8 November 1976, breaking new ground in medical drama.

By Helen Tully / 5 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Oct 2021

NFSA Restores: Floating Life

The film Floating Life, by Macau-born director Clara Law, reflects on the Asian migrant experience in Australia in the early 1990s.

By Elena Guest / 25 Oct 2021
Film
Sep 2021

The Comeback: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Forty years ago, Kit Laughlin released his film ‘The Comeback’, documenting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s controversial 7th Mr Olympia title. The contest took place at the Sydney Opera House on 4 October 1980.

By Adam Blackshaw / 27 Sep 2021
Film

Striking Led Zeppelin Gold

The NFSA has unearthed a rare interview with the late John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. The interview is a centrepiece of the new authorised documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin.

By Nicola Gage / 13 Sep 2021
Film
Radio
Sound