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Aug 2017

Australia's Great Strike 100 years on

On the centenary of the 'Great Strike', which started on 2 August 1917, we've reconstructed a censored film which hasn't been seen in 100 years.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 1 Aug 2017
Film
Jun 2017

Sydney traffic: 1920s-style

Is traffic congestion in Sydney a modern phenomenon? We look at some traffic mayhem from the 1920s.

By Beth Taylor / 8 Jun 2017
Film
Mar 2017

Cinesound's Sydney Harbour Bridge scoop

The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened 85 years ago and Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.

By Beth Taylor / 8 Mar 2017
Film
Photographs
Oct 2016

Darling Harbour

The new NFSA documentary Steam on the Harbour showcases Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before it became a Sydney tourist destination.

By Nicholas Behrens / 11 Oct 2016
Film
Feb 2016

Time to go troppo

Film Curator Heather Gill looks at the legacy of short-film festival Tropfest.

By Heather Gill / 9 Feb 2016
Film
Posters
Jun 2014

A Technicolor film festival

The NFSA has supplied Australian archival film classics to Cambodia's Technicolor Foundation Film Festival and NFSA Senior Researcher Mick Newnham enjoys the audience reaction.

By Mick Newnham / 19 Jun 2014
Film
Jul 2013

MEMORY! in Phnom Penh

Mick Newnham attends the inaugural MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival in Phnom Penh and is reminded that 'there are no old films, just films you haven't seen yet'.

By Mick Newnham / 2 Jul 2013
Film
Aug 2011

Film festivals

Film journalist Sandy George looks at the impact of the Adelaide Film Festival.

By Sandy George / 30 Aug 2011
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.

By Susanne Haydon / 31 Mar 2011
Film

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