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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.

By Susanne Haydon / 31 Mar 2011
Film

Vale Esben Storm

NFSA Historian Graham Shirley remembers filmmaker and actor Esben Storm (1950–2011).

By Graham Shirley / 30 Mar 2011
Film
Television

Judging short film festivals

When most people think of Clare Valley, their minds immediately turn to wine. But amidst the undulating rows of grapevines is one of Australia’s most exciting new short film festivals.

By Fiona Gunn / 23 Mar 2011
Film

Billions of bytes

Dominic Case talks about digital formats and why a full definition cinema quality digital film would not even come close to fitting onto your biggest home hard drive.

By Dominic Case / 18 Mar 2011
Film

Repairing Lumière film

Audiovisual Conservationist Sean Mosely takes us through the process of preparing some original Lumière company films for reprinting.

By Sean Mosely / 10 Mar 2011
Film

Preservation training

Students and staff who work with the film collection belonging to the TVN Thoroughbred Racing Archive receive training from Conservation Officer, Pat O'Connor.

By Pat O'Connor / 4 Mar 2011
Film

Mildura Beauty Queens

Beauty queens of days gone by are the stars of the show at the opening night, and 10th Anniversary, of Big Screen in Mildura.

By Gordana Bacic / 3 Mar 2011
Film

RMS Queen Mary in Sydney

In early 1940, with Australia less than a year into World War 2, a 17-year-old George Shirley used his father’s 16 mm movie camera to film two grand visitors to Sydney Harbour.

By George Shirley / 2 Mar 2011
Film

Grant Scicluna wins Orlando Award

Grant Scicluna wins the inaugural Orlando Short Film Award for his short film 'Neon Skin'. Grant tells us what he's been up to, and gives us an insight into the world of making short films on the streets of Melbourne.

By Grant Scicluna / 1 Mar 2011
Film
Feb 2011

The King's (lack of) Speech

Australia’s earliest surviving sound-on-film films are of the Duke of York, soon to be King George VI.

By Sally Jackson / 28 Feb 2011
Film