Media releases for February 2011

Setting a new 'Benshimark': The art of Japanese silent cinema

The National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc cinema is offering Canberra residents a rare opportunity to see one of Japan’s few still-active benshi’s (silent film narrators), performing live in March. Also on offer is the unique opportunity to experience some of the rare gems of Japanese cinema’s distinct silent filmmaking of the 1920s and early 1930s.

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Neon Skin: Winner of inaugural NFSA Orlando Award

The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is pleased to announce Grant Scicluna, writer and director of Neon Skin (2008), is the winner of the inaugural NFSA Orlando Short Film Award for the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex short Australian film.

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Beyond Balibo

The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is presenting a free screening of Robert Connolly’s film Balibo, followed by an expert panel discussion on the role of culture and heritage in the relationship between Australia and Timor Leste, at 10am, Friday 25 February, in Arc cinema.

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Cooee Cabaret takes the Sounds of Australia on tour in 2011

The National Film and Sound Archive’s (NFSA) Sounds of Australia will be brought to life in Cooee Cabaret, a fun, sing-along journey through the history of Australia’s iconic sounds and songs.

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