Media releases

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NFSA increases its digitisation capability

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has acquired a motion picture film scanner for the digitisation of its extensive holdings of 16mm film in the national audiovisual collection.

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Sound Design and the 3D film: New dimensions in sound

Sound designer Damian Candusso will present a free talk on How sound is designed and used in the new wave of digital 3D feature films at the NFSA on 18 April 2013.

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Wrong Side of the Road restoration to premiere at the 60th Sydney Film Festival

A digital restoration of 1981’s ground-breaking film Wrong Side of the Road, the first ever Australian feature starring an all-Indigenous cast, will have its world premiere at this year’s 60th Anniversary edition of the Sydney Film Festival (5-16 June 2013).

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Wangaratta band wins National Folk Recording Award

This year’s National Film and Sound Archive of Australia National Folk Recording Award has been won by Luke R Davies and the Recycled String Band for their new CD, Not a Note Wasted.

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Naming of Canberra film digitally restored for Centenary

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has completed the digital restoration of Naming the Federal Capital of Australia, March 12th 1913, and will make it available online for all Australians to watch as the nation’s capital celebrates its first centenary on 12 March.

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Adelaide commemorates 100 years of Australian Documentary at AIDC

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will launch a year-long celebration of its Film Australia Collection with the DocWeek Opening Night Screening of the 1962 documentary Festival in Adelaide, on 25 February at the Palace Nova Cinema in Rundle St.

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Old Sydney comes to life in silent film + live music screenings

Images of early 20th century Sydney will come to life at the Western Foyer of the Sydney Opera House as part of IMPROVisual, a series of free silent film and live music screenings from 18 February to 2 March.

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NFSA celebrates female pioneers on World Radio Day

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will celebrate World Radio Day on 13 February with the publication of online profiles of two of Australia’s female radio pioneers, Lynn Foster and Dorothy Crawford.

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NFSA calls for game and app preservation

In its response to Screen Australia’s Australian Interactive Games Fund paper, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has highlighted the importance of long-term preservation of digital content such as video games, apps and other interactive cultural products.

The NFSA called for the inclusion of an archiving strategy for funded works in all project proposals, and the incorporation of associated costs into project budgets.

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Experts explore The Art of Sound at free event in Grafton

The experts behind The Art of Sound, the new exhibition presented by the Grafton Regional Gallery (GRG) and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), will discuss the intersection between sound and the visual arts during a special ‘Curators Forum’ on 9 February.

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