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.

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 has been released. The full version and an Executive Summary at

Latest Newsletter is here Download Newsletter 31 for March 2015


Friday 26 June 5:30pm - "A Woman's Job Is In The Home" - NFSA Theatrette

If you¹ve ever laughed about, cried over, or yelled at ads, this evening is for you. From the early days of cinema, film was used to advertise products - but ads can reveal much more than simply the product being sold. We will screen ads from the 1920s to 1970s to support our claim! Presented by Sue Terry.