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 DCP. Still images for many titles are also available.
A minimum of eight weeks’ lead time is required to facilitate loans. The process could take longer, depending on the scale and complexity of your borrowing request.
Borrowers are responsible for contacting rightsholders and obtaining approval to screen titles from the NFSA collection. We must receive written approval before we can release materials for loan.
Rightsholders will generally charge borrowers a license fee, which is at their discretion and separate to fees charged by the NFSA.
|NFSA Screening Loans||Australian Loans||International Loans|
|35mm feature film prints||$205||$310|
|16mm feature film prints||$125||$200|
|35mm short film prints||$85||$125|
|16mm short film prints||$85||$125|
|35mm or 16mm short films package (up to 90 minutes)||$205||$310|
|70mm feature films||$410||$620|
|DCP (Digital Cinema Package)||$205||$310|
Note: feature films are 60 minutes or more, short films are 59 minutes or less.
|Screening Loans - Additional Services (All Clients)|
|Research and Handling||$60 per hour|
|Additional Screening||Additional 50% of loan fee|
|Film print condition assessment - spot check||$60 per 35mm print / $30 per 16mm print|
|Film print condition assessment - full report||$110 per 35mm print / $60 per 16mm print|
|Urgent job||$110 per print|
|Cancellation charge||$110 or 50% of loan fee|
|Surcharge - failure to acknowledge NFSA||$110 or 50% of loan fee|
Collection material must be sent using a trackable/registered service. Additional charges apply for loan extensions, overdue loans and replacement of lost or damaged collection material.
Organisations wishing to borrow NFSA items for screening must submit a completed Screening Loans Registration Form.
Download: NFSA Screening Loans – Registration Form
All loans from the NFSA are subject to the current loan procedures and conditions.
Loan damage and insurance
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.
Submit an Access request form
Ph: (02) 6248 2204