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Playing Films, Television and Radio in Schools

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Film Sources for Schools

Government Organisations

The National Film and Sound Archive’s (NFSA) School Screen program brings Australian films to regional Australia and offers free screenings for school students. The NFSA’s Education and School Screen Coordinator, Imelda Cooney, can be contacted on (02) 8202 0118 or email: imelda.cooney@nfsa.gov.au.

Australianscreen online (http://australianscreen.com.au) contains information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home-movies produced over the last 100 years. It also includes teachers’ notes that identify and describe the educational values for more than 900 of the film clips. These resources are developed in partnership with the NFSA by Curriculum Corporation through The Le@rning Federation.You can contact australianscreen online by emailing education@australianscreen.com.au (educational issues) or editorial@australianscreen.com.au.

The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) has an extensive international collection of films, DVDs and VHS videos which schools and community organizations can borrow at very reasonable rates, through its Non-Theatrical Loans Catalogue.  The Catalogue includes Australian and international features, shorts, animations, documentaries, television shows, experimental and educational films from the silent era through to more recent releases. Most titles are pre-licensed, delivery to your school is included, and schools can make bookings up to a year in advance. Find out more about how schools can borrow from the NFSA at www.nfsa.gov.au/screeningloans, or direct to Freecall 1800 012 175. 

“Non Theatrical” Film Distributors

The non-theatrical division of Roadshow Films represents many major film companies such as Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and Buena Vista (Disney). Roadshow Films provides films for school events, fund raisers and so on. Prices depend upon the type of use and expected audience numbers. Roadshow Films can be contacted on (02) 9552 8685 or email: publicperformance@roadshow.com.au.

For further information, contact your local copyright manager.

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