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National Film and Sound Archive (Australia)

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Works: 1,041 works in 1,395 publications in 1 language and 4,615 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Educational films  Sources  Silent films  Discographies  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, prn, Other
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Jedda by Charles Chauvel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Aboriginal girl, brought up on a Northern Territory cattle station, is fascinated by Marbuck, a full-blooded Aboriginal, who forces her to return with him to his tribal lands with a party from the station in pursuit. Australia's first colour feature was filmed on location under difficult conditions in central Australia
Narritjin in Canberra( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978 Narritjin Maymuru and his son Banapana were awarded fellowships as Visiting Artists to the Faculty of Arts at the Australian National University in Canberra. For three months they and their families worked in their campus studio. In the film, Narritjin conducts a seminar for anthropology students. He explains his technique of bark painting and discusses some of the meanings behind the paintings. At the end of their stay in Canberra, Narritjin and Banapana hold an exhibition of their Manggalili art. Some see the official opening as typical of any art gallery opening night; others may feel a certain ambivalence towards this strange cultural mix. However, for Narritjin, the occasion is simply another opportunity to present his message to a non-Indigenous audience. Furthermore, the exhibition itself establishes him and his son as significant artists within a wider Australian context
A nation is built( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorating the Australian Sesquicentenary in 1938, the Government of New South Wales commissioned this film as a showcase to convey the history and achievements of 150 years of British settlement. A family on a picnic to celebrate Australia's 150th 'birthday', talk of significant events that have shaped the nation. From Governor Phillip's arrival with the First Fleet, to Macarthur's sheep and Farrer's wheat, the film then moves through the country today, showing rural production, industrial might and of course, Sydney, with its harbour, new bridge and impressive buildings. As the introductory titles grandly proclaim: "From so small a beginning has sprung the virile Australian Nation.". Frank Hurley, at the peak of his fame as an intrepid photographer, adventurer, film maker - and showman - was the obvious choice to direct, and he delivered spectacular imagery and patriotic commentary with gusto. Very much a film of its time, with an overall message of progress and full of statistics - bushels, bales, miles and tonnages abound - A NATION IS BUILT takes national pride to superlative levels. Indigenous Australians and non-British migrants are simply absent. So too is much of Australia - this is really a film about New South Wales, with almost all the footage defiantly within the state
The Barry McKenzie movies by Tony Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Adventures of Barry McKenzie was based on Barry Humphries' comic strip character, first appearing in the 1960s. The story line was derived from the culture clash between the 'innocent' Australian 'Bazza' McKenzie and the English upper class
Rabbit-proof fence by Larissa Behrendt( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released in 2002, Rabbit Proof Fence was internationally lauded for exposing the misery and realities behind the policy of forced removal of Aboriginal halfcaste children
Federation films by Chris Long( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes film of the Federation procession and signing of Federation documents, Sydney 1-1-1901; the Boer War Servicemen's Review, Centennial Park, Sydney, 3-1-1901; rare Boer War scenes, including sequences of Australian contingents; first opening of Federal Parliament, Melbourne, May 1901 and a brief history of the Limelight Department
Australian jazz on record, 1925-80 by Jack Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aotearoa and the sentimental strine : making films in Australia & New Zealand in the silent period( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film in South East Asia : views from the region : essays on film in ten South East Asia-Pacific countries( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film in South East Asia: views from the region: essays on film in ten South East Asian countries
The Sentimental bloke : the restored version by Southern Cross Film Productions.DVD released by the National Film and Sound Archive( Visual )

14 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faithfully adapted from C.J. Dennis's popular verses (The Songs of the Sentimental Bloke" [1915]), this film survives as the acknowledged classic of Australia's silent screen era. Produced, scripted and directed by pioneering film makers Raymond Longford and Lottie Lyell, this film takes Dennis's larrikin from the poems' original setting in Melbourne to Woolloomooloo in Sydney. It tells the well known story of a working class larrikin redeemed by the love of a good woman
The story of the Kelly Gang( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Kelly Gang is considered the first narrative feature film ever made. Filmed outside Melbourne when the Kelly legend was still fresh, it was believed lost for many years. The Australian National Film and Sound Archive and the BFI have restored parts of the original 1906 film to create an amazing package, which includes two commentaries on the national and worldwide significance of the film, alongside soundtacks and a variety of viewing modes
The Sons of Matthew( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic story of pioneer life tracing the struggles of three generations of settlers with the five sons of Matthew and Jane O'Riordan finally establishing a foothold on the wild Lamington Plateau. A good deal of the film was shot on location in Queensland under very difficult physical conditions - it was the wettest season in 80 years in Queensland - which extended shooting well beyond schedule. The film took eighteen months to complete. It was a commercial success, particularly in Australia, and is widely regarded as Chauvel's finest film. For UK and US release Universal cut the film by 30 minutes, added some American narration and renamed it The Rugged O'Riordans
Starstruck : Australian movie portraits( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genesis of this project was the observation that portraiture accompanies every step of the creative process of filmmaking - from casting, to stills photography on location, to the posters for films on their release." - Foreword, page 7
Namatjira the Painter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away. Australian contemporary art has no more interesting tale to tell than that of Aboriginal watercolour artist, Albert Namatjira. Namatjira was thirty years old before his hand first held a paintbrush. In about 1934 Rex Battarbee, a well-known Australian artist, visited Hermannsberg mission near Alice Springs. He took with him into the field as cook and general assistant the Arunta tribesman, Namatjira. This film tells the story of Namatjira's preoccupation with Battarbee's work, how he was determined to learn to paint and how Battarbee, realising the talent of his friend and assistant, taught him the elements of his craft. Today Namatjira's watercolours sell for high prices. Despite controversy, the power of Namatjira's rendering of his beloved ancestral land is not denied. Throughout his life and despite his success, he remained in the bush with his people and his paints. In this film, we see Albert Namatjira at work in the glowing country that he knows so well
Heritage by Charles Chauvel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and loves of James Morrison in colonial Australia and his descendant Frank Morrison in the 1930s
National registry of audiovisual collections( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national registry of audiovisual collections held by Australian organisations and institutions
Out of Time, Out of Place( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1970's two exciting discoveries of human fossil remains focused world attention on Lake Mungo, N.S.W. Evidence implied that two very different types of people lived in Australia long before the emergence of the modern Aborigines. Dr Alan Thorne examines the hypothesis that modern Aborigines are the descendants of two groups of people who migrated to Australia from Indonesia and eastern Asia
Who killed Malcolm Smith?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Malcolm Charles Smith who, like many Aboriginal people, was taken from his family as a child and died a shocking and early death after a life of institutionalisation and deprivation. In this documentary Richard Frankland, who helped investigate his death for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, revisits Smith's friends and family who tell the story of Malcolm's life and death
Our selection on: writings on cinemas' histories : selected papers from the 7th Australian History and Film Conference, National Film and Sound Archive and ANU, Canberra, 20 November-2 December 1995 by Australian History and Film Conference( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skeletons in our closet : when Australia was politically incorrect( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program has been compiled from Cinesound and Movietone Newsreel items, as well as advertising films from the 1930s to the 1960s. In the "enlightened" days of the 1990s, some of these shorts are funny, while others may be distasteful or absurd
 
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Archivo Nacional de Cine y Sonido de Australia

Australia National Film and Sound Archive

Australian Film Commission National Film and Sound Archive

Australian National Film and Sound Archive

Film and Sound Archive Australia

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National Film & Sound Archive (Australia)

National Film and Sound Archive

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

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NFSA (National Film and Sound Archive (Australia))

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