National Film and Sound Archive opens arms to the Australian Film Collection
Press release from The National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is pleased to welcome the Film Australia Collection (FAC), which has been transferred from Screen Australia to
the management and care of the NFSA effective today.
“The NFSA is excited and proud to be given this opportunity to manage and distribute the Film Australia Collection. It’s a diverse range of quality Australian
documentary and educational programs, spanning a century of the nation’s film production and the NFSA looks forward to evolving and expanding access
opportunities through this Collection” said Acting NFSA CEO Steve Vogt.
The Film Australia Collection consists of approximately 5000 titles (and associated materials) produced by the former Film Australia Ltd and its predecessor agencies or
acquired from third party producers. All existing copyright arrangements and contracts currently in place will remain the same under NFSA’s management.
The Film Australia Collection is a historically significant collection representing a diverse range of quality Australian documentary and educational programs, spanning
a century of the nation’s film production. It includes associated teaching resources produced under the National Interest Program and ‘Making History’ initiative as well
as the digital learning websites created from a selection of material from the Film Australian Collection.
Along with this exciting new collection, the NFSA also welcomes staff of the Library and Programs Sales teams moving from Screen Australia to the NFSA. They will be
located at the NFSA’s Sydney office in Pyrmont. “We welcome the teams and are excited by the opportunities their expertise and experience bring to the NFSA” said
“This transfer follows on from the successful transfer to the NFSA of the former Screen Australia Digital Learning websites in 2010. I would like to acknowledge the
high standard of services previously provided by staff to clients of the Film Australia Collection; a level of service the NFSA will continue.”
For further information about the transfer and the Film Australia Collection, please visit the NFSA website at www.nfsa.gov.au