Media releases

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Nominations close end of June for 2012 Sounds of Australia

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.

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Gail Mabo to speak at Reconciliation Week celebration

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.

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For the first time in Western Australia: Cooee Cabaret – the Sounds of Australia live on stage!

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.

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Big Screen 2012: Marty rides into Nanango!

Film and television star Martin Sacks will launch the Big Screen film festival on Friday 18 May in Nanango.

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Big Screen 2012: stars ride into South Burnett!

From 18 to 20 May the Big Screen film festival gives Nanango and Kingaroy audiences the opportunity to enjoy an array of award-winning and acclaimed Australian films.

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Warm up this May and June with fresh international picks at Arc

A wide range of quality international films will be screened in the National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc cinema during Canberra’s colder months.

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NFSA sends aspiring Canberra cinematographer to Kidman film set

On Saturday 5 May, the National Film and Sound Archive’s CEO Michael Loebenstein will present aspiring Canberra cinematographer Jimmy Ennett with the 2012 NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM Award for an Emerging Cinematographer.

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Jeff Lang Takes Home National Folk Festival

On 5 April at the opening of the National Folk Festival, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia presented the 12th annual National Folk Recording Award to guitarist, singer and songwriter Jeff Lang for his new CD, Carried in Mind.

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2012 National Folk Award Won by Jeff Lang

This year’s National Film and Sound Archive of Australia National Folk Recording Award has been won by Jeff Lang for his new CD, Carried in Mind.

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Totally cool Autumn school holiday program

This Easter and April school holidays it’s TOTALLY COOL fun at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Bring the kids down for some crafty fun based upon the national audiovisual collection, including a penguin egg hunt!

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