The NFSA hosts the 71st FIAF Congress in Sydney and Canberra in April.
Delegates from more than 40 countries come to Australia to discuss topics such as digitisation and copyright, as well as key challenges and opportunities for organisations preserving the world’s audiovisual heritage.
On 1 March 2015, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the official commencement of colour television in Australia.
From 7 October 1974, Australians began to see colour test patterns being broadcast on their televisions.
Five months later, colour television launched in Australia, with every network embracing the new technology.
The NFSA launches a week-long online showcase of Oral History interviews with actors, musicians, filmmakers, journalists and behind-the-scenes film crew. Many of the anecdotes contained in these interviews have never been published before.
On 5 November at North Sydney Olympic Pool, two of Australia’s greatest swimmers donate unique footage to the NFSA. Olympic champions Jon Henricks and Lorraine Thurlow (nee Crapp) present a never-before-seen film shot during their 1954 North American tour – including scenes of the Australian team’s participation in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada.