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 42 for June 2018 Our FACEBOOK site is here.

Our recent submission to the Federal Government' Inquiry on Canberra's National Institutions 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 15 February, 6pm | NFSA - In Conversation: Keith Potger, AO (The Seekers)

In Conversation: Keith Potger, AO (The Seekers)

Friday 15 February, 6pm | NFSA Theatrette | Free, booking essential.

Keith Potger is a founding member of the Aussie pop-folk group The Seekers, writing a number of their songs, arranging harmonies and playing a range of instruments. He formed the New Seekers in 1969 and toured with them for many years. With thanks to the Friends of the NSFA, Keith Potger joins us for a chat about his career in music and his later work for a range of charities

 

 
Sunday 21st October 1.30pm to 3.30pm - Bus Tour of Moncrieff "It’s the ‘Glad All Over’ Sunday Special"

Sunday 21st October 1.30pm to 3.30pm Bus Tour of Moncrieff "It’s the ‘Glad All Over’ Sunday Special"

Join the Friends of the NFSA on a mystery coach tour of the new Canberra suburb of Moncrieff (named after famous Australian singer Gladys Moncrieff - ‘Our Glad’) where all the streets are named after well-known Australian musical identities. Our own well-known musical identity David Kilby will be our guide, playing the songs and film clips to accompany his expert commentary as we cruise the streets, spotting celebrity names and stopping en route for afternoon tea. Book online here.

 
Special Deals at NFSA for Members

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