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.
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]
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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
Following on from his initial success OzHair has taken a further crack at the Mildenhall collection.
[ 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.
[ 14 December 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]
This came across my desk this morning and looks like fun for a good cause..
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.