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Dec 2010

Jedda

Find out how the NFSA restored this groundbreaking Australian film for release on DVD.

Film

Wake in Fright 2009

For years the negative of Wake in Fright (1971) was thought to be lost and gone forever. The story behind the restoration and re-release of the classic Australian film.

Film
Nov 2010

Orphan works

The NFSA sponsors a new user guide on flexible dealing and cultural institutions.

By Fiona Gunn / 30 Nov 2010
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Film
Object
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Sound

Film Connection

An international collaboration between the NFSA and the US National Film Preservation Foundation has returned eight American silent short films previously presumed lost.

Film

75 classic films preserved

The NFSA together with Deluxe Sydney and Kodak (Australasia) have preserved and made available 75 classic Australian films.

Film

Salon Lumière

Film curator Sally Jackson's examination of original documents in Australia and France sheds new light on the man who brought the cinema to Australia in 1896.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film

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