National Film & Sound Archive

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    Acton, Canberra, ACT 2601
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The images and sounds of film, television, radio and recording are a reflection of our creativity – a window onto our life and times, our dreams and stories, our place in the world.The National Film and Sound Archive is Australia’s audiovisual archive, collecting, preserving and sharing this rich heritage.NFSA Opening Hours and AdmissionMcCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra.9am-5pm Monday-Friday10am-5pm Weekends and Public HolidaysEntry is free of charge.

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Past events

Moon Landing: 50 Years at the NFSA 2019

19th July

On 20 July 1969, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. Program Dark Side of the Moon - 19 July, 6.00pm The...


School Holidays: Kids' Classics 2019

9th July

Eight Decades of Classic Kids Films Inspired by The Wizard of Oz turning 80 this year, NFSA are screening classic kids’ films and animations, from each of...


NAIDOC Week: Inspiring Voices at the NFSA 2019

12th July

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with films about two inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander figures, Adam Goodes and Ella Havelka. Program: The Final...


Essential Australian Women Directors - Selected by David Stratton

28th June

The annual 'Essential by David Stratton' retrospective, presented in partnership with the Sydney Film Festival, will present ten individual films from ten...


Settling the Score at the NFSA 2019

21st June

Australian feature films have produced some groundbreaking and iconic scores. NFSA look at three films, exploring what a musical score can evoke in an...



18th June

Dir: Carl Boese and Paul Wegener , G, Germany, 1920, 91mins For the latest edition of the KinoKonzert series, the Goethe-Institut brings together an...


Season: Being Hal Ashby at the NFSA 2019

14th June

Hal Ashby was one of Hollywood's more obsessive directors who never became as well known as his contemporaries; Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese or...


Carriberrie - Indigenous Song and Dance VR experience

22nd February

Put on your virtual reality headset and let David Gulpilil and Jack Charles guide you on a journey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander song and...


Carriberrie: Meet the Makers 2019

1st June

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, experience Carriberrie on the big screen, learn from the filmmakers how they worked with Aboriginal and Torres...


Carriberrie + Dance lesson with Delta Kay

1st June

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, watch a short documentary on the big screen and learn about the role of song and dance in Indigenous culture....


Life Through the Lens - Photographic Display

11th February

This photographic display highlights just a few of the 3,000 Commonwealth documentaries and educational short films in the Film Australia Collection,...


International Museum Day

18th May

Celebrate International Museum Day with free entry to The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition for ages 17 and under, special crafts activities and a rare...


In Conversation with Jocelyn Moorehouse: Unconditional Love memoir + The Dressmaker screening

17th May

From writer and director Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker) comes a beautiful memoir about movies, motherhood and raising children with autism. In the...


The Dressmaker - Mother's Day Event

12th May

Put on your best attire and treat mum to a VIP visit of The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition with a glass of bubbly, cupcakes and guided tours....


Season: Cinema Reborn

10th May

Presenting highlights from the Cinema Reborn festival, which shines a light on the long history of the art of the cinema, film restoration and the...


The Dressmaker - 1950's Vintage Ball

27th April

Catch an evening viewing of The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition and join us for a night of 1950s fashion and fun! Come dressed in your finest vintage wear,...


School Holidays at the NFSA: Animal Kingdom

23rd April

What do a pelican, a pig, a rabbit and a bee have in common? They are all stars of our school holiday program! Follow these Aussie animals on their...


The Birds with live score on trautonium

24th April

Experience the Trautonium's uniquely eerie and wonderfully warm electronic sounds when it is played by Peter Pichler, visiting from Germany and appearing...


Season: Oz Music Documentaries

5th April

Join us over two weekends to celebrate the strengths of the Australian music industry through these insightful documentaries. Program The Go-Betweens:...


Season: John Carpenter

22nd March

What better way to appreciate the craft of genre master John Carpenter than through these vibrant 4K restorations? His minimalist lighting, widescreen...


In Conversation with Choreographer and Filmmaker Sue Healey - BOLD Festival

15th March

Choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey discusses and shows some of her recent work including En Route, a major commission from Wynscreen NSW, and new...


Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2019

1st March

With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the...


In Conversation with David Stratton - FREE event

2nd March

Meet David Stratton, one of the world's most experienced film critics, in a free QandA at the NFSA! David will introduce you to 101 Marvellous Movies You...


National Film and Sound Archive Ghost Tour

22nd February

Join Tim the Yowie Man for a rare look behind the spooky history of the National Film and Sound Archive headquarters. Discover the strange, the ghostly...


Friday with friends: In conversation with Keith Potger AO (The Seekers)

15th February

Keith Potger, a founding member of Aussie pop-folk group The Seekers, is credited with writing a number of the group's songs, arranging harmonies and...


First Australian Film Ever Produced by a Woman - introduced by Dr Laura Ginters

14th February

Kate Howarde’s 1921 film is the first Australian feature directed by a woman. This special session will be introduced by Dr Laura Ginters, in association...


Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures

23rd October

Audiences around the world know and love Heath Ledger as a charismatic movie star who pushed boundaries and created iconic roles. Now they have a chance...


Creating the joker at the NFSA

1st February

We're screening films noted in Heath Ledger's 'Joker Diary', which served as inspirations for his iconic portrayal of 'the Joker' in The Dark Knight...


The Vinyl Lounge

2nd November

Bring along your favourite records, share your music stories and hear what’s spinning on the NFSA’s turntables. The ultimate listening party for vinyl...


Paper Planes + paper flying competition with the stars of the movie

26th January

A heartwarming family film about a young boy who dreams of competing in the world paper-plane championships. Plus: Meet the Paper Pilots, the real-life...


I am a camera at the NFSA

21st January

A season linked by Heath Ledger's love of photography and influences cited in his diaries and interviews. 21 Jan - There will be Blood at 3pm 22 Jan...


School Holidays at the NFSA Cats vs. Dogs films

7th January

There are cat people and there are dog people. These summer holidays, families must pick a side as they discover the onscreen lives of kitties and pups! 7...


Blackrock - in conversation with producer David Elfick

14th December

Heath Ledger is part of the ensemble of Blackrock, an emotionally charged story of toxic mateship and murder among a young surfing community. Directed by...


Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures - An evening with the curator

8th December

Dr Allison Holland, curator of the Heath Ledger exhibition will present an evening in conversation. Visiting from Sydney where she curates the Australian...


Rome On Screen

30th November

A short program in partnership with the National Museum of Australia for their exhibition, Rome: City and Empire. Program The Great Beauty - 30 November,...


Top Dog Film Festival 2018

28th July

The Top Dog Film Festival was launched in 2017 to showcase the incredible bond between dogs and their people through independent films.The 2018 Top Dog...