Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

About ASO

  • australianscreen is operated by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). The NFSA is the national audiovisual archive, collecting, preserving and sharing the nation’s moving image and recorded sound heritage.
  • It is a promotional and educational resource providing worldwide online access to information about the Australian film and television industry.
  • It contains information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home-movies produced over the last 100 years.
  • It also includes teachers’ notes that identify and describe the educational values of many of the film clips. These resources are developed in partnership with the NFSA by Education Services Australia through The Le@rning Federation.
  • The site brings together material from the vast collections of the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Archives of Australia, the ABC, SBS, and AIATSIS in a unique collaboration. All material is made available with the permission of the copyright holders.
  • The site is curated by experts, specially commissioned for australianscreen.
  • The site is freely available.
  • Awards and citations for australianscreen include:
    • Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2013 – Highly Commended, Multimedia category (ASO Mobile)
    • W3 Awards 2012 – Silver Winner, Mobile Websites – Education
    • Communicator Awards 2011 – Gold Award of Excellence, Cultural Institutions website
    • Communicator Awards 2011 – Gold Award of Excellence, Movie and Film website
    • Communicator Awards 2011 – Silver Award of Distinction, Education website
    • Australian Society of Archivists – Mander Jones Award 2010, 'Best finding aid to an archival collection’
    • Communicator Awards 2010 – Gold Award of Excellence, Cultural Institutions website
    • Communicator Awards 2010 – Gold Award of Excellence, Education website
    • W3 Awards 2009 – Silver Winner, Cultural Institutions website
    • Learning on Screen Awards 2009 – Finalist, General Education Web Delivery
    • 15th AIMIA Awards 2009 – Finalist, Education website
    • ATOM Awards 2008 – Finalist, Best Secondary Education Resource
    • ATOM Awards 2008 – Finalist, Best Multimedia Learning Resource

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