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 40 for August 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

 

Fri 13 October: at CMAG "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" 2.30 - 3.30

Fri 13 October: at CMAG "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" 2.30 - 3.30

The original comic strip character Captain Marvel inspired this famous matinee serial, starring Tom Tyler.

Among the best serials ever produced by Republic Pictures, the first and last episodes will be screened with a contextual introduction by Ray Edmondson.

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 10 November: at CMAG "The Cover Story, Part 2" 2.30–3.30pm

Friday 10 November: at CMAG "The Cover Story, Part 2" 2.30–3.30pm

Radio personality and record collector David Kilby takes us on a quirky show-and-tell journey through the vinyl album covers of yesteryear, with gems drawn from his own collection.

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

Wednesday Evening Screenings

Current financial members of the Friends will receive half price tickets for Wednesday night screenings. For online bookings, please use NFSAFRIENDS (and make sure you have your membership card or receipt with you at the screening, as NFSA staff will need to see it). Otherwise, please show your card at Reception to buy over the counter.

If you are not currently financial, you may like to renew.