Tag Archives: National Film and Sound Archive

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day “long” weekend (22-26 January 2016)

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the Great Aussie Day Breakfast and the CBR Hottest 100 Beach Party.

Encounters Tour
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]

Get spooked on a capital ghost tour with Tim the Yowie Man

Ghost tour

Who you gonna’ call?! Not quite Ghostbusters for me, but rather Tim the Yowie Man.
I’d heard about Tim’s famous local ghost tours and had wanted to do one since I moved to Canberra. I finally booked in for his special Halloween ghost tour and I couldn’t wait. I have this weird interest in the paranormal [...]

Cool video of Canberra in the 1920s

By 11 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra in the making video

Just came across this compilation video of Canberra in the 1920s, via the National Film and Sound Archive. Interesting footage of Old Parliament House being built, the Hyatt (I think) and early Civic.
Thought it was worth sharing! Check it out here.

Local film lovers take over Canberra Film Festival

By 16 August 2015

[ 5 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
The Canberra International Film Festival returns to Canberra in November with grassroots focus on films hand-picked by local experts. It also has a new home at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
From the media release:

The festival will be curated by volunteer film enthusiasts who specialise in local, Indigenous, Asian, education and documentary genres, [...]

Heard of the Ben Chifley Ghost? – A look at Canberra Folklore


If you’ve lived in Canberra for any amount of time, you would have a ghost story or two up your sleeve. It seems that Canberra may well be the most haunted city in Australia.
Since taking up residence in the Capital, I’ve heard several rumours about supposed secret tunnels. I’ve heard just about everything: Old Parliament [...]

Short Films think Short Seasons


I was greeted at the National Film and Sound Archive by the alluring colours, illuminating the face of the building. Light chatter echoed around the marvellous entrance as the typical artsy crowd shuffled in.
Short Seasons film festival produced by ScreenACT, showcased the work of our talented local filmmakers.
Short Seasons powered off with a cleverly crafted [...]

Summer outdoor screenings at the National Film and Sound Archive

By 20 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This just in:
The popular summer outdoor screenings at the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra will kick off on Saturday 4 January.
Screenings will run in the beautiful, heritage-listed courtyard every Saturday evening until 22 February.
This year the screenings will focus on 50 years ago – the fabulous year of 1964.
On gorgeous [...]

NFSA takes a nostalgic trip through Canberra’s music scene

By 30 October 2013

Who misses the Gypsy bar?
Sound Check sounds wonderfully nostalgic, and I can imagine there will be a fair amount of older people hanging around trying to explain to younger people exactly what they missed out on.
It’ll be fun.
Remember the Canberra live music scene over the past 20 years?
Sound Check, the new foyer exhibition [...]

Canberra film industry panel at National Film and Sound Archive

By 4 September 2013

[ 12 September 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s film-making scene is as talented and rich as any of its arts scenes, which is to say heaps talented and rich.


Those interested in what’s going on or wanting to get involved could do worse than to check out this panel coming up at the NFSA.

Canberra, 100 years old, has an interesting film history, and [...]

NFSA Scholars and Artists-in-Residence Fellowship 2014 applications open

By 5 August 2013

The NSFA are now taking applications to be a part of their artist and/or scholar in residence for 2014.
It’s a pretty amazing opportunity so if you work with film get to it.
Are you an academic, an artist, a performer or a professional working in the audiovisual area? The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia [...]

British Noir coming to Arc Cinema

By 3 June 2013

The National Film and Sound Archive are putting together a whole bunch of classic British crime and thriller films of the 1940s, 50s and 60s for the Sydney International Film Festival, which is good news for anyone going to the SIFF.
It turns out it’s good news for Canberrans also as these films will then be [...]

The film and sound archive fixes up Eagle Rock and gives us some colour


If you ever waved a jug over your head in Mooseheads with your trousers around your ankles you’ll be fascinated to hear that Canberra’s Film and Sound Archive have restored a rare print of the historic Eagle Rock video:
Forty two years after the distinctive opening guitar riff of one of Australia’s best loved rock anthems [...]

NFSA meets Folkie

By 21 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 3:00 pm; 23 March 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]

If you’re attending Folkie this year you may like to attend to some screenings from the National Film and Sound Archive.

A special film-screening with live musical accompaniment, the 13th awarding of the National Folk Recording Award, more versions, hopefully, of Canberra’s Calling to You, and a retrospective by the iconic Canberra songsmith, Fred Smith, [...]

Naming the Capital. NFSA restored archival footage


The National Film and Sound Archive has added this to YouTube:
Directed by Raymond Longford and filmed by Ernest Higgins, this film captures the formal naming of Canberra, on 12 March 1913. It has been digitally restored by the NFSA as part of the celebrations for the Centenary of Canberra.
The music was devised and [...]

Hit Him in the Comic Cuts hits the National Film and Sound Archive

By 13 March 2013

[ 19 March 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Continuing their fine tradition of creating events that defy simple entry into the RiotACT’s categories database, You Are Here is hosting an exciting mix of old films, live performance, music and who knows what else at the National Film and Sound Archives on Tuesday the 19th.

The You Are Here festival and the National Film and [...]

National Film and Sound Archive explore links between Canberra and film

By 12 March 2013

There is so much amazing free stuff to go look at in Canberra. Here’s some more courtesy of the NFSA!
The fascinating links between Canberra and film, from 1913 … and, the development of the Federal Government’s role in film-making and photography, from 1913.
These are the subjects of two new FREE exhibitions, CineCity Canberra [...]

What even is a ‘shine tart’, other than the best name for a band so far this year?

By 6 March 2013

You Are Here artist and holder of the newly minted “Best All-Rounder” title, Luke McGrath gives some background on his involvement with one of the most exciting events at this year’s festival, Hit Him In The Comic Cuts.

Silent Film Festival continues until Saturday

By 6 March 2013

[ 6 March 2013 to 9 March 2013. ]

Silent Films with live music at the Arc cinema for the rest of the week. Get to it!

Cinema’s Golden Summer will draw on the collections of the NFSA’s fellow film archives in Europe and
the US. Alongside their early feature films will screen some of the few surviving fragments of the Australian
movies from the [...]

CANberra of WORMS, a review

By 23 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Yesterday a collection of Canberrans assembled in the National Film and Sound Archive to do what Canberrans do best – talk about Canberra.
The event was called CANberra of WORMS. It’s a good thing they used so many strategically placed capital letters or I may have missed what they were trying to do there.
Taking the format [...]

CANberra of Worms at the National Film and Sound Archive

By 18 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 February 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]

Last Friday the National Film and Sound Archive have Gotye fresh from his Grammy wins.

This Friday they’ve got me.

Well me and a start studded panel for CANberra of Worms as notified on Facebook:

A digging conversation at the NFSA.

‘Does Canberra have an underbelly?’, ‘Does the rest of Australia really hate Canberra?’

Australians can get pretty passionate [...]

Gotye’s Fractured Heart at the Film and Sound Archive

By 30 November 2012

The National Film and Sound Archive are letting us know about their latest acquisition:
Fractured Heart is an interactive sound and light sculpture designed and built by illuminart (Cindi Drennan, Craig Laurendet and Luku Kukuku) in collaboration with Wally de Backer (Gotye). It was first presented as the backdrop to his live performance of Somebody That [...]

More Mildenhall merges

By 21 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Following on from his initial success OzHair has taken a further crack at the Mildenhall collection.

2012 Arab Film Festival at the Film and Sound Archive


[ 12 July 2012 to 19 July 2012. ]

This just in:

For the fourth year, Arc Cinema is hosting the Arab Film Festival. Each year the festival is growing in popularity, and this year sees a host of World Premiere and Australian Premiere screenings (details below).

Tickets $11/$9 concession. Bookings call 6248 2000 or at the NFSA Box Office.
Details [...]

Street Soccer for the Big Issue

By 8 November 2011

[ 14 December 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

This came across my desk this morning and looks like fun for a good cause..

Genres Collide at Poetry In Film Festival 2011

By 30 September 2011

[ 10 October 2011; ]

Poetry will be brought to life through film in Canberra when the best films of the Poetry in Film Festival take to the screens the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia on October 10.

Hot off the heels of the Awards Night in Melbourne, Canberra is the first stop in PIFF’s national tour showcasing this [...]

The Human Rights Arts And Film Festival comes to Canberra

By 20 April 2010

[ 27 May 2010 to 29 May 2010. ]

A sawn down version of the Human Rights Arts And Film Festival is coming to Canberra, specifically the National Film and Sound Archive.

Details on the festival’s Canberra page.

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