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Film director Gaylene Preston will be at the National Film and Sound Archive this week (14-15 June) to present her iconic New Zealand film Home by Christmas, with actors Tony Barry (Australia) and Chelsie Preston Crayford (Underbelly: Razor).
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.
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.
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.
Film and television star Martin Sacks will launch the Big Screen film festival on Friday 18 May in Nanango.
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.
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.
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.
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.