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Nov 2010

Marius Sestier

The discovery of two films made in Australia by frères Lumière representative Marius Sestier in 1896 includes Australia’s earliest surviving film.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film

Patricia Lovell

Patricia Lovell AM will be awarded the NFSA's highest accolade - the Ken G Hall Preservation Award - on Monday night.

By Sarah Rhodes / 16 Nov 2010
Film
Oct 2010

Melbourne Cup Stops the Nation Again

One of the first films ever recorded in Australia screens 12 times a day in Federation Square in the lead-up to the 150th Melbourne Cup.

By Siobhan Dee / 29 Oct 2010
Film

NFSA Connects with '4'

Producer Joanna Buggy and highly acclaimed solo violinist Niki Vasilakis from Adelaide discussed the classical music documentary '4' with high school students in South Australia. Watch videos from the event.

By Imelda Cooney / 20 Oct 2010
Film

Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina

Australia will be the guest country at the 25th Mar del Plata Film Festival.

By Susanne Haydon / 15 Oct 2010
Film

Inspired by the NFSA collection

Artists, performers and scholars are invited to be inspired by the NFSA's collection - to excite their curiosity and to seek inspiration.

By Graham Shirley / 6 Oct 2010
Film

Reflections on film preservation

Can you ever truly say a film has 'been preserved'?

By Dominic Case / 1 Oct 2010
Film
Sep 2010

For the Term of His Natural Life

NFSA Historian Graham Shirley recalls the restoration of 'For the Term of His Natural Life' (1927).

By Graham Shirley / 27 Sep 2010
Film

NFSA connects with '4'

On 16 September, violinist Niki Vasilakis and producer Joanna Buggy discussed their documentary film '4' via videoconference with over 60 music and media students.

By Imelda Cooney / 22 Sep 2010
Film

Historic footy at Federation Square

September in Melbourne is Aussie Rules footy finals time! The city is abuzz and NFSA is screening footage of one of its most important sporting films in the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square, on the big screen, from  8 to 25 September.

By Simon Smith / 13 Sep 2010
Film