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Theatrical screenings are screenings which are open to the public and for which admission is charged.
The NFSA offers loans to cinemas, festivals, institutions and eligible organisations that wish to screen titles from the NFSA collection. Screenings are subject to approval from the rightsholder and NFSA conditions of use. Titles are primarily Australian and are available on 35mm and 16mm film, with limited titles on high quality Betacam video. Images for many titles are also available.
|Screening loans – theatrical||Australian loans||International loans|
|35mm feature film prints||$200||$300|
|16mm feature film prints||$120||$180|
|35mm short film prints||$80||$120|
|16mm short film prints||$80||$120|
|35mm or 16mm short films package (up to 90 minutes)||$200||$300|
|DCP (Digital Cinema Package)||$200||$300|
|Video format screenings – DVD, Blu-ray, VHS||$120||$180|
Note: feature films are 60 minutes or more, short films are 59 minutes or less.
|Screening loans – additional services||All clients|
|Research and service||$60 per hour|
|Additional screening||+50% of loan fee|
|Film print condition assessment – spot check||$50/$25 per 35mm/16mm|
|Film print condition assessment – full report||$100/$50 per 35mm/16mm|
|Urgent job||$100/$50 per 35mm/16mm|
|Cancellation charge||$100 or 50% of loan fee|
|Surcharge – failure to acknowledge NFSA||$100 or 25% of loan fee|
|Freight in both directions – 16mm film only||$28|
|Priority booking service charge – DVD only||$15|
|Priority booking service charge – 16mm films||$25/$10 per feature/short|
Screening loans fees include outward freight. Borrowers pay return freight.
16mm films must be sent using a trackable / registered service.
Additional charges for loan extensions, overdue loans and replacement of lost or damaged DVDs apply.
Organisations wishing to borrow NFSA items for screening must submit a completed screening loans registration form.
All loans from NFSA are subject to the current loan procedures and conditions.
Borrowers are responsible for NFSA collection items whilst on loan and during transit. The NFSA recommends that all borrowers read the Loan Damage and Insurance Information Sheet prior to loaning items.
Email: screeningloans [at] nfsa.gov.au
Ph: (02) 6248 2204