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.

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 41 for December 2017 Our FACEBOOK site is here.

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

 

Friday 20 April - 2:30pm at CMCA - ANDREW PIKE: - ADVENTURES IN THE FILM TRADE

Andrew Pike will take us on a journey through the Australian film trade, viewed from the perspective of a Canberra-based distributor and exhibitor. As the principal of distribution company Ronin Films, and the operator of the fondly remembered Electric Shadows cinemas, Andrew's pictorial presentation focuses on what he describes as the "bizarre and forgotten" aspects of the field. There'll be opportunity for questions and answers. At Canberra Museum and Gallery. NSFA friends and Canberra Museum And Gallery members free, or by gold coin donation. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the Canberra Museum and Gallery in Civic Square, or in the Canberra Centre. The bus interchange is close, too.

 
Friday 18 May - 2:30pm - at CMCA - A PRIVATE COLLECTION: REACHING FOR THE STARS

Barry York grew up as a latch-key kid in the industrial suburb of Brunswick, Melbourne. A dedicated television viewer, in 1964, aged 13, he wrote a fan letter to Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone television series. Serling replied with a beautiful black-and-white autographed photo. Thrilled beyond words, and thoroughly inspired, Barry took up his letter writing as a hobby and today has well over a hundred autographed photos sent to him by 'stars' ranging from Bobby Limb and Dawn Lake through to Jim Backus, Ray Walston, John Cleese, Leslie Nielsen and both Ronnies (Barker and Corbett, separately). He will present a powerpoint of a sample of his autographed photos, each with a story. Oh yes, and he kept the envelopes too - of course! At Canberra Museum and Gallery. NSFA friends and Canberra Museum And Gallery members free, or by gold coin donation. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the Canberra Museum and Gallery in Civic Square, or in the Canberra Centre. The bus interchange is close, too.

 
Special Deals at NFSA for Members

See the Menu item on benefits to members for discounted tickets.