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Deep Dive: Making Waves + Emma Bortignon

In 2020 the NFSA screened the documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, followed by a Q&A with award-winning Australian sound designer Emma Bortignon.
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Vale Max Merritt

Thorsten Kaeding pays tribute to Max Merritt, the New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and lead singer of Max Merritt & The Meteors.
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NFSA + DNA

An iconic moment which has metaphorically become part of Australia’s DNA – Cathy Freeman's historic Olympic victory from 20 years ago – is now stored on actual DNA, thanks to a new NFSA data storage pilot project.
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NFSA Stories: The Drifting Avenger

On a recent holiday to Australia, a former child actor visited the NFSA to watch the Japanese Western he starred in more than 50 years ago.
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Newscaf: 2000 Sydney Olympics

As part of our Newscaf series, we revisit the opening of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney on 15 September 2000.
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Before They Were Famous: Joan Sutherland

It was 70 years ago – on 10 September 1950 – that the 23-year-old Joan Sutherland won a major singing competition that helped set her on the road to international stardom.
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Web Series: A Slice of Life

Heather Gill explores web series through the lens of belonging and identity, love and dating, and education and work.
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Deep Dive: Sunday Too Far Away Q&A

Listen to a Q&A with cast and crew members of the iconic Australian film Sunday Too Far Away. The film's star, Jack Thompson, turns 80 on 31 August 2020.
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Battle of the Sounds

In the late 1960s and early 70s, up-and-coming rock bands looked to find fame and win big by competing in the ultimate contest – Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds.
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We’re open

We're excited to have reopened our doors in Canberra on 1 August with a special event – a booked-out Bluey pyjama party!
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John Darling

The NFSA recently acquired the personal papers and photographs of Australian documentary filmmaker John Darling, generously donated by his wife Sara Darling.
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Gender Roles in 1940s Ads

A look back at the portrayal of women and men as homemakers and breadwinners in cinema advertising from the 1940s.
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Sydney public transport

Sound and vision of Sydney public transport from trams, trains and buses to ferries, hydrofoil and monorail.
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Sharing the NFSA collection

Discover the many ways you can access our collection. You’ll be surprised of how much is available – onsite, online and elsewhere!
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Deep Dive: Rolf de Heer on The Tracker

In 2017 the NFSA screened The Tracker and hosted a Q&A afterwards with director Rolf de Heer, in which he spoke about the film’s influences, production and legacy.
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Deep Dive: Prisoner

In 2019 the NFSA celebrated the 40th anniversary of 'Prisoner' with the show's stars, Val Lehman and Amanda Muggleton, and musician Allan Caswell.
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50 wonderful surprises

Fifty surprising, heartwarming and weirdly wonderful items from the NFSA collection.
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Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

To coincide with the annual 'Wimbledon fortnight', Johnny Milner takes a closer look at tennis legend Evonne Goolagong-Cawley's career – from Barellan to Wimbledon.
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Deep Dive: Chips Rafferty

Listen to Dr Andrew Pike's special presentation at the NFSA about Australian film icon, Chips Rafferty.
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Mavis Ripper, Costume Designer

NFSA curator Jenny Gall shines a spotlight on Mavis Ripper, a pioneer of Australian costume design for film and theatre.
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