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.

Read the NFSA's 2015 summary:



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

Our latest Newsletter is here Download Newsletter 33 for January 2016

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.


Thursday 18 February 5:30pm - A Conversation with Helen Morse

The Friends of the NFSA present a special evening 'In Conversation With' the renowned actress Helen Morse, star of Australian classics Picnic at Hanging Rock, Caddie, and A Town Like Alice, and most recently The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Fred Schepisi's The Eye of the Storm.


An evening of warm conversation and movie excerpts, with the Friends of the NFSA.

When: Thursday 18 February 2016, 5:30pm refreshments and nibbles for 6:00pm start.

NFSA Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT 2601 map


$5 for Friends of the NFSA Members
$10 for non-members
Please note: online bookings incur a non-refundable charge of 30 cents/ticket


Book online at

Media Release - Helen Morse In Conversation

Thursday 18th February 5.30-7.30

The Friends of the NFSA proudly present:

Helen Morse is one of Australia’s leading film and stage actresses, first known for her award-winning roles in the resurgence of the Australian film industry in the 70/80’s – Picnic At Hanging Rock, Caddie, A Town Like Alice and more recently in Fred Schepisi’s Eye of the Storm. Her recent TV work includes The Mystery of a Hansom Cab and The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Although well known to audiences throughout Australia for decades of outstanding work in the theatre, tonight Helen will be in conversation with local film historian, theatre owner and producer Andrew Pike, and re-visiting her screen work through chat and clips.

Join us for refreshments at 5.30, National Film and Sound ARC Theatre , McCoy Circuit, ACTON.

Bookings essential:

Friends $5, others $10.