Media releases

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NFSA celebrates Melbourne Cup through the years

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) celebrates Melbourne Cup with a selection of historical moving image, sound and photographs dating as far back as 1896. These materials are available online for all Australians to enjoy before watching this year’s edition of the race that stops the nation.

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NFSA connects students with filmmakers

Rabbit-Proof Fence screenwriter Christine Olsen will participate in the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) first nationwide educational videoconference, presented in collaboration with Geraldton Regional Library in Western Australia, and technology solution company Electroboard.

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Canberra International Film Festival at Arc

For the fifth year running, the NFSA’s Arc Cinema will play an important part in Canberra’s International Film Festival, from 31 October to 11 November. david.hogan@nfsa.gov.au

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Regional galleries partner to create The Art of Sound

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is partnering with two regional galleries to bring the new exhibition The Art of Sound to audiences in Grafton NSW and Margaret River WA in 2013.

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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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