NFSA blog entries for May 2011

George Eastman House exchange: touchdown in Rochester

Craig Dingwall arrives in Rochester, tours the city and spends his first day at George Eastman House as part of the NFSA’s exchange program.

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Was Queensland ready for Franklyn Barrett?

Franklyn Barrett toured Queensland in 1925 with the screening of Cecil B De Mille’s The Ten Commandments (1923) — accompanied by 11 tonnes of scenery, costumes, dancing girls, live orchestra, explosives and more.

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Bill Hunter (1940–2011)

Paul Byrnes marks the death of iconic Australian film and television actor Bill Hunter, who will be remembered with affection by audiences and peers.

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Kavisha Mazzella wins National Folk Recording Award

This year’s NFSA National Folk Recording Award has been won by Kavisha Mazzella for her new CD, Love and Sorrow.

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'70s-'80s film collection: schlock, vampires and period dramas

The NFSA has recently acquired a significant collection of 21 Australian feature films financed and produced by the former NSW Film and Television Office, including Careful, He Might Hear You (1983).

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Edward Goldner and the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass

Edward Goldner, winner of the NFSA-ACS Emerging Cinematographer Award for 2011, has his sights set on the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass.

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George Eastman House exchange: Paley Center for Media

The NFSA’s Craig Dingwall continues his exchange program in the USA with a visit to The Paley Center for Media, in New York.

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George Eastman House exchange: Cineric

Craig Dingwall visits Cineric in New York, one of the industry’s finest film restoration and preservation companies.

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George Eastman House exchange: DuArt visit

Craig Dingwall visits DuArt Film and Video in New York as part of the NFSA’s George Eastman House exchange program.

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George Eastman House exchange: Arrival in New York

On his first day in New York, Craig Dingwall is caught up in an historically significant moment. Craig is visiting the USA in May as part of the NFSA’s George Eastman House exchange program.

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Don Banks Award: Belinda Webster

The NFSA congratulates Belinda Webster, an indefatigable advocate for contemporary Australian music and this year’s recipient of the Don Banks Award from the Australia Council.

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Honorary degree: Paul Cox

Paul Cox has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Technology (Sydney).

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