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On Saturday 18 August, Arc cinema will host the inaugural live performance of Aurora Passage, by American sound designer and composer Douglas Quin. The performance is a multimedia composition combining piano, live narration, Antarctic soundscape recordings and archival imagery based on the 1912-13 diaries of Bert Lincoln, an Able-Bodied (A.B.) Seaman on the SY Aurora.
Internationally acclaimed sound researcher, composer and sound artist, Dr Ros Bandt will be awarded the 2012 NFSA Cochrane Smith Award for Sound Heritage to be announced in Melbourne on 13 August.
Chairman of the Mushroom Group, Michael Gudinski has been announced to deliver the 2012 National Film and Sound Archive Thomas Rome Lecture in Melbourne on 13 August.
Locals in Orange will have the opportunity to see extremely rare footage of the town, when the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) joins with the Orange and District Historical Society to present a special sold out screening next Wednesday 1 August.
Join the celebrations with leading Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer. Arc Cinema opened its doors to Canberra and Australian audiences in early August 2007. A month of special screenings marks our fifth birthday and also, by neat coincidence, the arrival of state-of-the-art 4K digital cinema projection alongside our trusted analog film projection.
August marks the fifth birthday of the National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc cinema. To celebrate, there’ll be a month and more of special screenings and events.
Film director Gaylene Preston will be at the National Film and Sound Archive this week (14-15 June) to present her iconic New Zealand film Home by Christmas, with actors Tony Barry (Australia) and Chelsie Preston Crayford (Underbelly: Razor).
Each year, the NFSA asks Australians to nominate their favourite recording, with 10 selected by a panel of experts to be added to the National Registry of Recorded Sound. The 2012 selections to the Registry will be announced on Wednesday 29 August.
Gail Mabo, the daughter of legendary Indigenous activist Eddie Mabo, will speak at a special screening of rare Indigenous footage at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) in Canberra on Thursday 31 May.
The National Film and Sound Archive’s (NFSA) Sounds of Australia will be brought to life on stage in Mandurah, Margaret River, Bunbury and Perth when Cooee Cabaret tours Western Australia for the first time 22–30 May 2012.