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.

Read the NFSA's 2015 summary: http://nfsa.gov.au/blog/2015/12/31/2015-year-review/

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 full version and an Executive Summary at http://www.nfsa.gov.au/about/corporate/

For some interesting reading check out 'Your view: on museums, art and heritage', a magazine which brings together the experiences of a variety of people who get their kicks out of all things art and history, including an article on the NFSA by Friends committee member Lindy Ross. Download here.

Our latest Newsletter is here Download Newsletter 33 for January 2016

Transcript of the sad state of Cultural Organisations as recorded in Senate Estimates on 9 Feb 2016

Calling for volunteers. We are looking for people to join our friendly volunteer crew at the NFSA. If you like indexing, or working with databases, or reading film journals, this might be for you as our job is to index film journal articles for an international database. Training will be provided!
WHEN: Wednesdays, 2.30-4.30pm (you can offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly, ad hoc, as suits your schedule) WHERE: NFSA Library
Please note that the NFSA may not be able to accept everyone, as overall numbers need to be managed, and there is some formal paperwork to complete.
If you would like to take part or would like to find out more first, please email Sue at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Thursday 18th August 4pm: Celluloid Secrets Revealed!

Thursday 18th August 4pm: Celluloid Secrets Revealed!

This is a special program to coincide with National Science Week, presented by the NFSA in association with the Friends.

Just like everything else in this universe, film is governed by science. Our preservation and restoration experts will reveal how physics and chemistry shape the ‘life’ of film. This is sure to be fascinating and quirky look at the ‘core business’ of the Archive. This event is free but bookings are essential. BOOK ONLINE:  TRYBOOKING.COM/LAGK

 
Sunday 5 June 2pm "Rain"

Rain (1932, PG)

Dir: Lewis Milestone, USA, 94mins

Joan Crawford plays a prostitute on a cruise liner stranded on an island full of US Marines after a suspected cholera outbreak. This early talkie makes the most of a new technology; dialogue is the hero of the film. Crawford’s complex, razor-sharp performance reveals her steely star persona. The intensity between Crawford and Walter Huston’s preacher, supplemented by Oliver Marsh’s fluid camera work, make for a hot-bed of Old Hollywood sizzle as well as a corrosive critique of Christian morality.

More here.

SPECIAL DEAL FOR FRIENDS OF THE NFSA FOR Sunday FILM on FILM Screenings in the Arc

Members of Friends of the NFSA can receive a 50% discount on the adult ticket price to FILM ON FILM sessions (on Sundays at 2pm). This means Friends will be able to attend these screening for $7 instead of the full price of $14. What a deal.

The first session is Sunday 5 June at 2pm, with RAIN. For more information about the program, please check this link: http://nfsa.gov.au/calendar/clusters/films-film/

* Online Ticket Purchase: Go to the TryBooking link - https://trybooking.com/LAEF - and select the number of full-priced adult tickets you wish to purchase. Proceed to the payment page where you'll find a DISCOUNT CODE/SPECIAL OFFERS field at the bottom of the page. Enter NFSAFRIENDS in this field and hit APPLY. 50% will then be deducted from the full-priced adult ticket(s) ordered and a price of $7 per ticket will be shown. (NOTE: This will not work if you order Concession Tickets and DO make sure you have your membership card with you on the day, in case they are checked at the door.)

* Over the Counter: Present your FRIENDS membership card when purchasing your ticket on the Sunday afternoon to receive tickets for $7.

 

Future Programs


SUN 12 JUNE, 2PM - EROTIC EXPERIMENTS
SUN 19 JUNE, 2PM - HISTORY LESSONS /FLAMING CREATURES
SUN 26 JUNE, 2PM - BABY DOLL
SUN 03 JULY, 2PM - INFERNAL AFFAIRS and SCORSESE SHORTS
SUN 10 JULY, 2PM - NEW YORK NEW YORK
SUN 17 JULY, 2PM - MEAN STREETS
SUN 24 JULY, 2PM - ALL THAT JAZZ
SUN 31 JULY, 2PM - HUSBANDS
SUN 07 AUG, 2PM - THE BIRTH OF WHITE AUSTRALIA: PETER FITZSIMMONS IN DISCUSSION
SUN 14 AUG, 2PM - BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS
SUN 21 AUG, 2PM - MANGANINNIE
SUN 28 AUG, 2PM - THE YOUNG LIONS