Media releases

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‘Queen of boogie piano’ Jan Preston premieres music score in Canberra

Award-winning pianist and composer Jan Preston will premiere her new work, a musical score for the 1927 silent comedy The Kid Stakes, at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) Arc Cinema on Friday 19 June.

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Archie Roach, Rolf de Heer celebrate National Reconciliation Week at NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will celebrate National Reconciliation Week with a series of free events, including Q&A sessions with filmmaker Rolf de Heer and musician Archie Roach, among other special guests.

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John Hutchinson’s sounds of Western Australia to be preserved

Legendary field recordist John Hutchinson will be honoured for his life’s work, capturing the sounds of Western Australia’s bushland and preserving the songs of their birdlife, at a special ceremony hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA).

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‘Australia’s Swingin’est Teenage Show’ brings 60s groove to the St Kilda Film Festival

The only surviving complete episode of Network Ten’s 1960s music show Go!! (aka The Go!! Show ) and rare colour home movies filmed on the set of the show – including a young Olivia Newton-John and Ian Turpie – will be screened by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on 25 May 2015 at the St Kilda Film Festival.

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Last chance to attend Canberra’s biggest Eurovision party!

Due to high demand, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will today release 150 extra tickets for its free Eurovision Final viewing party on Sunday 24 May. These will be the last tickets available, so fans should book now at http://www.trybooking.com/HQOF.

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Josh Farmelo named Emerging Cinematographer of 2015

Josh Farmelo has been presented with the 2015 NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM ACS Award for an Emerging Cinematographer.

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You’re invited to Canberra’s biggest Eurovision party!

Canberrans are invited to the ultimate Eurovision party, and it’s free! Dress up and come to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on 24 May 2015 for a night of trivia, prizes and lots of music!

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Back to Basics: music stars record on ultimate vintage format, the 1890s wax cylinder

The Basics, Keith Potger (The Seekers) and Indigenous duo Stiff Gins have teamed up with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) to record new songs using 1890s wax cylinder technology.

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Holocaust film completed after 70 years premieres at Arc cinema

A documentary about the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, started in 1945 by a group of filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock but left unfinished for decades, has been digitally restored and completed by Imperial War Museums (IWM) in the UK. Titled German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, this powerful film will have its Canberra premiere at the NFSA’s Arc cinema on 23 April, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp.

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Cultural institutions explore a world Beyond Bytes

Leading Australian and international experts will gather in Canberra for Beyond Bytes, a workshop that explores the opportunities, new business models, and technical challenges that are transforming the audiovisual archives of today.

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