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Nov 2010

75 classic films preserved

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

Film

Welcome TV 2.0

The Screen Producers Association of Australia conference presented an exciting yet highly competitive outlook for film and TV producers in Sydney last week.

By Sarah Rhodes / 26 Nov 2010

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

World TV Day

The late Victorian broadcaster, journalist and author Michael Schildberger recognised early in his career the role that TV could play in reporting news as it unfolded.

By Helen Tully / 15 Nov 2010
Television

Cooee Cabaret in Warrnambool

Shane Howard, of the classic Aussie band Goanna, will tonight perform one of the band's biggest hits 'Solid Rock' for the people of Warrnambool as part of Cooee Cabaret.

By Sarah Rhodes / 12 Nov 2010
Sound

Vale Dame Joan Sutherland

In a state memorial service today at the Sydney Opera House, over 2000 people celebrated the life and career of the Australian operatic legend.

By Vincent Plush / 9 Nov 2010
Sound
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

East Timor inspiration

Martin Wesley-Smith reflects on his donation to the NFSA.

By Martin Wesley-Smith / 28 Oct 2010
Photographs