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Jan 2018

Heath Ledger: A Portrait

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.

Graham Shirley
Film
Television

NFSA Restores: The Cheaters

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

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Sep 2017

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Dr Jenny Gall, Assistant Curator Documents and Artefacts, previews the forthcoming NFSA-National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Jenny Gall
Photographs
Aug 2017

Remembering Strictly Ballroom

In an exclusive interview, Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice share memories of the movie that launched their big-screen careers.

Mel Bondfield
Film

Strictly Ballroom turns 25

The NFSA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Strictly Ballroom with a bold new online exhibition and curated collection.

Mel Bondfield
Film
Sep 2016

Split my ride

We spoke to David Parker and Tony Mahood, two of the creative minds responsible for creating the quirky getaway car in Malcolm (1986).

Jemma Pietrus
Film
Object
Mar 2016

Newcastle time capsule

There's more to Newcastle than coal mining and steel.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Posters
Sound
Television
Nov 2013

Vale Robin Clifton

Film Location Scout and Location Manager Robin Clifton passed away on 1 November 2013, following a battle with cancer.

Pamela Willis Burden
Film
Television
May 2013

Don McAlpine

Celebrated cinematographer Don McAlpine is coming to the NFSA’s Arc Cinema in late May.

Quentin Turnour
Film
Sep 2011

Restoring the Corrick Collection

The story behind the NFSA restoration of more than 100 films and fragments in the Corrick Collection, which toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe between 1897 and 1914.

Sally Jackson
Film
Object