Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Australia

Welcome to the Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Inc.

 

The National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Welcome to the website of The Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Inc (FNFSA). The Friends is a group of volunteer advocates working to further the aims of the Archive and to encourage links between the Archive, the film and sound communities and the general community.

To learn more about the history of the FNFSA download Ray Edmonson's PhD thesis here.

 

Could member Stephen Anderson please contact us.

A copy of Tony Buckley’s Address to Friends of the Archive AGM December 9, 2013 can be downloaded here.

The NFSA Draft Strategic Plan 2014/5-2016/17 has been released. The full version and an Executive Summary at http://www.nfsa.gov.au/about/corporate/

 

Friday 22 August 5pm to 7 pm ‘Meet Oscar – a White Glove Evening’ at the NFSA Canberra (Members and partners only).

Friday 22 August 5pm to 7 pm ‘Meet Oscar – a White Glove Evening’ at the NFSA Canberra (Members and partners only).

A members-only event with a focus on wartime newsreels to provide privileged access to NFSA collection icons, under the guidance of an NFSA curator, Meg Labrum.

Participants will be able get an up-close view, and to touch, Australia’s first “Oscar”, awarded to producer/director Ken G Hall in 1942 for the Cinesound Review newsreel #568, “Kokoda Front Line”.  There will be a meet/greet/chat display of related items/artefacts in the exhibition hall such as posters and scrapbooks relating to Ken G Hall and Damien Parer.

In the theatrette there will be a screening of Kokoda Front Line (10 mins) and the newsreel episode of  “The Australian Image” TV series (25 mins) to provide context, introduced by the producer (Ray Edmondson) and (if available) film historian Andrew Pike and former Movietone employee Richard Keys.

Wine/cheese/ nibbles in foyer from 5 pm. Evening starts 5.30 pm and concludes 7 pm. Cost $15 per head. Click here to book. Bookings essential.