Items tagged with 'australia'

Conservators grapple with a thorny question: preserve or recreate?

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa explores some of the ethical dilemmas that his profession is grappling with to remain relevant. Finding ways to preserve the non-physical elements surrounding physical objects is one example of a key challenge facing conservators.

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Victorian College of the Arts 2011 Graduate Awards

For nearly a decade, the NFSA has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Australia’s next generation of filmmaking talent by its ongoing sponsorship of the VCA School of Film and Television Graduate Screening Awards night.

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2011 has been the year of Aussie drama

TV acquisitions curator Helen Tully looks at the current and past state of Australian-produced television drama.

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Thank you, Sarah Watt

The NFSA joins the Australian film industry in mourning the loss of artist, writer and filmmaker Sarah Watt to cancer.

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Pre-Television Election Media: Australia Votes

How has political advertising changed over the last century? Dr Lisa Milner from Southern Cross University is researching election campaign media in the NFSA collection.

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UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

National Film and Sound Archive CEO Michael Loebenstein delivered a speech to mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October.

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10th Symposium of Indigenous Music & Dance

Anthony Linden Jones reports from Darwin where he presented a paper at the 10th Symposium of Indigenous Music and Dance.

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Sounds of Australia 2011

Oz Soundtrack — NFSA announces 2011 Sounds of Australia

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Rediscovering Mangiamele

The NFSA has recently restored four films made by Italian/Australian filmmaker Giorgio Mangiamele (1926-2001) – Il Contratto (1953), The Spag (1962), Ninety Nine Per Cent (1963) and Clay (1965). They are to be released as a DVD box set, and three will screen at the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival.

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Marketing Australian films - it's a dog's life

Sandy George asks, how can Australian films and their limited promotional budgets compete with Hollywood’s marketing machine?

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Who goes to Australian films?

Sandy George looks at the 'furphy’ that Australians don’t like Australian films and breaks down some data on who watches what and how films are consumed by audiences in Australia.

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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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Sounds of Australia 2010 shortlist

The last couple of weeks have seen a flurry of activity to finalise selection of the 2010 additions to the National Registry of Recorded Sound – Sounds of Australia. We have had some really interesting and, at times very imaginative, nominations which have come in from all over the country.

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The future of music

Warren Fahey AM, founder of Larrikin Records, provides a personal perspective on the NFSA’s recent Thomas Rome Lecture given by Ed St John.

Ed St John’s talk for the 2010 Thomas Rome lecture was illuminating and peppered with flashing warning signs. Music is a very resilient little devil but the record industry, or at least its traditional sound carrier systems, appear to be at death’s door.

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