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The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is the place to be this Australia Day, with a program full of Aussie movie and TV classics on the big screen, an Aussie-themed menu including a sausage sizzle, Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown party in the sunny courtyard, a mini exhibition of costumes and props from the digitally restored film Starstruck, and a Q&A with its director, the acclaimed filmmaker Gillian Armstrong.
Producer and director of the groundbreaking documentary Lousy Little Sixpence, Alec Morgan, will join the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) Indigenous Connections team on Wednesday 2 December for a Black Chat session about the film, its theme and legacy.
Hosts of the groundbreaking gay and lesbian radio program Gaywaves will share their stories from the show’s early days, during a special discussion panel at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on 25 November. They will be joined by the NFSA preservation team in charge of digitising hundreds of episodes of Sydney’s first LGBTI radio show – which went to air at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in New South Wales.
I Was Only 19, the classic track about the plight of returned Vietnam soldiers written by John Schumann, is one of 10 recordings added to Sounds of Australia – the ultimate selection of culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant Australian sounds, established by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) presents a one-night only session with ARIA award winner Peter Blakeley, as part of its 100 Seats series on Friday 20 November.
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Two of Australia’s greatest swimmers, Olympic champions Jon Henricks and Lorraine Thurlow (nee Crapp), will gather at the North Sydney Olympic Pool on Thursday 5 November, to present the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) with a never-before-seen film shot during their 1954 North American tour – including rare footage of the Australian team’s participation in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will tomorrow publish a discussion paper titled Deadline 2025: Collections at Risk, warning that thousands of hours of audiovisual content currently held on magnetic tapes in our national cultural collections risks being lost forever, unless it is digitised by the year 2025.
Classics deserve to be experienced on the big screen. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia presents NFSA Restores – an exciting new project that will see a selection of Australia’s iconic and cult feature films digitally preserved, so they can be seen in today’s digital cinemas.
Spend the scariest night of the year – and perhaps your life! – in one of Australia’s most haunted buildings, the former Institute of Anatomy, for some seriously spooky all-night movie-thon in Arc cinema.
The United Nations celebrates 70 years on 24 October 2015. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) marks this anniversary with a curated program of short films sourced from their audiovisual archive, followed by the Hollywood blockbuster The Interpreter – the first feature to be filmed within the UN headquarters in New York.