Media releases

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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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Animal superstars on the big screen these school holidays

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) pays tribute to our most beloved animals actors with a special film program featuring favourites like Skippy, Red Dog and Babe.

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Celebrate PNG’s 40 years of independence at NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will celebrate Papua New Guinea’s 40 years of independence with a program of screenings, presentations and a special performance by PNG’s award-winning musician George Telek as part of the NFSA’s 100 Seats series on Saturday 19 September.

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Help us choose the Sounds of Australia 2015!

You only have one week left to nominate the songs, radio programs, speeches and other sounds that should be added this year to the prestigious Sounds of Australia registry of historically, culturally and artistically important recordings.

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Remote Indigenous workers to receive training from National Film and Sound Archive

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has partnered with the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA), to offer two remote media and archive workers the opportunity to travel to the NFSA in Canberra to receive professional training.

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Unravel 40 years of mystery with NFSA’s Picnic at Hanging Rock online exhibition

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mysterious Peter Weir classic Picnic at Hanging Rock with a new online exhibition from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), featuring 360 degree views of the original costumes, never-before-seen footage, international posters and more!

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