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Aug 2018

The McDonagh Sisters

A portrait of the pioneering filmmakers, The McDonagh Sisters - Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis. NFSA Restores: The Cheaters screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2018.

By Graham Shirley / 9 Aug 2018
Film
Photographs
May 2018

Louise Lovely: 1916 fan mail

The NFSA recently acquired two signed photographs of silent film star Louise Lovely and a letter of hers responding to a fan in 1916.

By Jenny Gall / 22 May 2018
Film
Object
Photographs
Mar 2015

Story of a dress

This is how a sequined dress bought in Paris by Yass woman Kathleen Coen in 1925 became part of Australia’s film history.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 6 Mar 2015
Film
Object
Aug 2013

Vale Judy Adamson

Graham Shirley and Meg Labrum celebrate the life and work of Judy Adamson.

By Meg Labrum / 7 Aug 2013
Film
Nov 2012

2012 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen Susanne Chauvel Carlsson as the recipient of the 2012 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

Film
Jul 2012

Australian Childhood

Dr Gwenda Davey, a research fellow at the NFSA in 2011, offers a valuable commentary on a neglected dimension of Australia’s social history.

By Dr Gwenda Davey / 26 Jul 2012
Film
Nov 2011

Ken Russell's Voss

To celebrate the life of Ken Russell, Vincent Plush reveals a little-known connection between the late British director and Australia.

By Vincent Plush / 29 Nov 2011
Film