Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online


Posts by Martin Ford

In brief

NFSA Films on YouTube

Watch archival films from the NFSA collection on the NFSA Films channel on YouTube.

Arc cinema highlights

Australian films screen regularly at Arc cinema at the NFSA. Latest program.

ASO on Twitter

Follow @australiascreen on Twitter for all the latest Australian film industry news.

Restoring the Road

NFSA digital restoration of Wrong Side of the Road to premiere at Sydney Film Festival.

Winner's Wish

Wish You Were Here wins five Film Critics’ Circle of Australia awards. Winners

Logie Awards 2013

Nominations for the 2013 Logie Awards have been announced. TV Tonight

Titles at Tribeca

The Rocket and Red Obsession both competing at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Indiewire

Berlinale bonanza

Aus films The Rocket, Satellite Boy and The Amber Amulet win prizes at the Berlinale. Details

ACMI's perspective

ACMI’s upcoming Australian Perspectives features David Hannay and Bruce Petty. Details

New Trop crop

Tropfest announces its finalists for 2013 (YouTube).

Sapphires shine at AACTAs

The Sapphires is the big winner at the 2013 AACTA Awards. Details

RIP Pat Lovell

Patricia Lovell has died. Obituary

Berlinale goes NATIVe

Beneath Clouds, Samson and Delilah, Ten Canoes, Green Bush among the films screening as part of Berlinale’s NATIVe program.

Whole nine Yards

Yardbird wins Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest. Full winners list

RIP Bille Brown

Actor Bille Brown has died. Obituary

Ozcars 2013

Congratulations to this year’s Oscar nominees, including Australians Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Jacki Weaver and makeup artist Rick Findlater. Full list

Satellite in Seattle

Satellite Boy and Lore are screening in Women in Cinema at the Seattle International Film Festival. Details

QueerScreen goes Head On

15th birthday screening of Head On will take place during 20th Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Satellite & Rocket to Berlin

Satellite Boy and The Rocket selected to screen at Berlinale. Details

RIP Koko

The star of Red Dog has died. Details

Soundtrack to summer

Music is essential to winding down or going crazy on a summer holiday.


Greed and glamour: banks on film

With an electronic glitch creating payroll havoc and the global financial crisis still hurting, we look at how banks are represented on film.


The Ashes: cricket and its controversies

With the 'Ashes’ cricket series between Australia and England starting in Brisbane, we look at some past cricketing tussles.


Election ads

A range of political ads from past Liberal and Labor election campaigns


True Crime

Kate Matthews writes about TV crime shows that are based on reality or are a stylistic imitation of it.


Political satire

With an election looming and The Chaser team returning, we thought it opportune to look at some of Australia’s brilliant political satire.



This selection of works portray some of the 'unsung heroes’ being celebrated this year for NAIDOC week.


Filmmakers comment

Read what filmmakers have to say about their film shoots, their cast, and their creative partnerships.