Media releases

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Regional Intersections: New Southeast Asian Cinema at Arc

Australia’s only film showcase dedicated to the cinema of our own region returns for its 2012 edition, screening at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Arc Cinema.

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Book vs film: the Great Adaptations exhibition

A new exhibition of film posters at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia highlights some of the many screen adaptations of Australian novels and plays held in the NFSA’s extensive collection.

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From AC/DC to Indigenous languages, ten new titles added to the National Registry of Recorded Sound

Popular recording artists AC/DC, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and the late Jimmy Little have been immortalised with their inclusion in the National Film and Sound Archive’s National Registry of Recorded Sound.

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60-year-old Thai records to return home to Bangkok

A collection of 18 rare Thai musical recordings will return home after more than 60 years kept in storage in Sydney, thanks to the generosity of a private donor and the collaboration of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).

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Michael Gudinski urges governnment to support the Australian music industry

Chairman of the Mushroom Group Michael Gudinski urged the Australian Government to respect and support the local music industry in the National Film and Sound Archive Thomas Rome Lecture.

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Bringing Antarctic pioneer diary to life at Arc Cinema for “Aurora Passage”

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.

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NFSA Cochrane Smith Award for Sound Heritage 2012

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.

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Thomas Rome Lecture 2012

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.

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NFSA brings rare historic footage of Orange to town

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.

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Arc Cinema is turning 5!

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.

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