Non-theatrical screenings take place on a non-commercial basis (no direct admission charge is levied) and are held by: educational, cultural, social and religious institutions; community groups; churches; film societies; government bodies; hospitals; libraries; museums and galleries.


The majority of titles in the NFSA Non-Theatrical Lending Collection have been pre-licensed for non-theatrical and educational screenings. This catalogue contains a curated selection of Australian and international features, shorts, animations, documentaries, television shows, experimental, educational and training films on DVD and Blu-ray.

Search the NFSA Non-Theatrical Lending Collection

Note: We will only loan 16mm film to entities with projection facilities and the skills to handle these prints. Registered borrowers may book directly online. Theatrical screenings from this catalogue are available subject to copyright clearance.



Screening loans – non-theatrical Australian loans
Video format loans – DVD, Blu-ray $22
16mm feature film prints $60
16mm short film prints $40


Feature films are 60 minutes or more, short films are 59 minutes or less.

Screening loans fees for DVD and Blu-rays include outward freight. Borrowers pay return freight.


Registration and conditions

Download: Registration form

Download: Terms and conditions

Download: Damage and insurance

Download: Educational loan

Download: Screening report


German Cinema

A guide to German cinema held in the NFSA Screen Lending Collection.

Download: German Cinema Guide

Download: German Cinema - print version

Contact us

Email: nontheatric [at]
Toll free:1800 012 175 (only available within Australia)
Ph: (02) 6248 2056