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.



Monday 9th December 6.30 A Conversation with Tony Buckley

AGM and a very special event

A Conversation with Tony Buckley, film and television producer and founding patron of the Friends.  Anthony (Tony) Buckley AM will reminisce and screen excerpts from a personal filmography that covers more that 50 years, almost as long as his diverse connections, formal and informal, with the NFSA itself. The Beatles, the building of the Opera House and one of Peter Weir’s first short films about composer Richard Meale. Join us for the AGM at 6.30, or come at 7.00, for a wonderful introduction to the treasures of the NFSA and your chance to be one of the first Canberrans to use the stunning new Theatrette at the Film and Sound Archive. Beautifully restored to accommodate the very latest technology and audience comfort yet retaining the unique Art Deco features for which this building is renowned.

Download your invitation here.