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Jul 2016

Proof: the road to restoration

Our digital restoration of Proof premieres tonight at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It’s been a long road, but it was absolutely worth it!

Gayle Lake
Film
Jun 2016

Find your Bliss at the Sydney Film Festival

Ahead of its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, Tara Fedoriw-Morris recounts the journey of Ray Lawrence's Bliss (1985) back to the big screen, thanks to NFSA Restores.

Tara Fedoriw-Morris
Film
Mar 2016

Preserving Tollywood

Mick Newnham and Shingo Ishikawa recently travelled to India, to provide training. In the end, they learned something too.

Film
Oct 2012

Dying light: Corrick Collection

The team from the NFSA’s Motion Picture Laboratory describe the lessons learned from tinting the Corrick Collection films.

Steve Clark
Film

Dying light: tinted film projects

The NFSA’s collection includes early coloured films, many of which are tinted and have been restored by the team from the NFSA's Motion Picture Laboratory.

Steve Clark
Film

Dying light: Restoring tinted films

The team from the NFSA's Motion Picture Laboratory share their research about using traditional dyes and techniques to restore tinted films.

Steve Clark
Film
Aug 2011

The Sentimental Bloke

NFSA historian Graham Shirley gave a speech at the Powerhouse Museum about the NFSA's role in finding, restoring and preserving the classic Australian film.

Graham Shirley
Film
Mar 2011

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart Film Festival is about engagement and involvement in film and is targeted at audiences over 60. It is held annually in March during NSW Seniors' Week.

Susanne Haydon
Film
Dec 2010

The Story of the Kelly Gang

Sally Jackson and Graham Shirley describe the restoration of the landmark 'The Story of the Kelly Gang' (1906).

Sally Jackson
Film

Wake in Fright 2009

For years the negative of Wake in Fright (1971) was thought to be lost and gone forever. The story behind the restoration and re-release of the classic Australian film.

Film