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Director Pat Fiske shares how the landmark documentary came together.
What we collected in 2020 – including items about the bushfires and COVID-19.
What was the most popular content on our website this year?
Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.
We mark World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and Home Movie Day with footage of Australia's top overseas travel destinations.
Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.
It was 70 years ago – on 10 September 1950 – that the 23-year-old Joan Sutherland won a major singing competition that helped set her on the road to international stardom.
Costume designer Norma Moriceau drew on her background in the London punk scene when creating iconic costumes for Mad Max 2 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
In 1929, Hoyts – with help from Studebaker and the Shell Oil Company – loaded cinema sound equipment onto a truck so regional Australia could experience the latest in 'talking pictures'.
For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.
Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?
Janine Winfree, the recipient of the 2019 Ray Edmondson Fellowship, visited the NFSA from George Eastman House in the US to explore our 28mm film collection.
For World Television Day on 21 November, curator Simon Smith investigates the surviving footage of Australian television's opening night.
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