Two free exhibitions at NFSA celebrate Canberra films

Barcham 19 June 2013

The National Film and Sound Archive are celebrating the film making scene in Canberra and surrounds with two free exhibitions based around local productions.

Tegan the Vegan is a colourful new addition to the Main Gallery exhibition. Tegan the Vegan is a short animated film made by Marisa Martin from Queanbeyan. Based on her own experiences growing up as a vegetarian, the film was selected to screen at Flickerfest 2011 and has won the Best Australian Animation Award at the WOW (World through the Eyes of Women ) Film Festival and was screened at the New York City International Film Festival.

Two new showcases feature beautifully crafted miniature sets, puppets made from polymer clay, hand-drawn shot lists and extracts from the film. Filmmaker Marisa Martin says she selected for the exhibition the most interesting of the hand-made items from the film. ‘I love building the sets. It’s like creating the world from scratch, in miniature. I am truly stoked to have the exhibition on display at the NFSA.’

On Location, in the Liversidge Street Foyer of the NFSA, focuses on Canberra’s vibrant filmmaking community supported by ScreenACT and other local filmmaking bodies and independent film production companies. The exhibition is a collection of colour drenched posters and photos , including stills and production shots from films made in Canberra, such as Finding Eric (2011), Resistance (2008) and Theatre of the Dead (2013).

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