Media releases

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Spend Australia Day at the NFSA – movie and TV classics, Q&A with Gillian Armstrong and much more!

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.

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Stolen Generations discussion and screening at NFSA

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.

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Gaywaves: remembering the early days of gay and lesbian radio at the NFSA

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.

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Classic protest song I Was Only 19 added to NFSA’s Sounds of Australia

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).

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ARIA winner Peter Blakeley, out of the chapel and live in Canberra – one night only!

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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Australian swimming legends gather to donate rare 1954 film to NFSA

Under embargo until 12:01am 5 November 2015
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.

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NFSA outlines the deadline to save our national audiovisual history: 2025

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.

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NFSA Restores: Classics back on the big screen

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.

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Spend Halloween in one of Australia’s most haunted buildings for an all night movie-thon!

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.

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Celebrate 70 years of the United Nations at the NFSA

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.

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