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Take Three

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched Take Three - an initiative to support Australian tertiary students and emerging filmmakers/artists by providing up to three minutes of footage/audio, and ten stills, free of licence fees for use in their projects.

NFSA CEO Michael Loebenstein said: ‘We can’t wait to see what Australia’s creative minds will be able to do with Take Three! We hope that tertiary students, emerging filmmakers and artists will be inspired by the NFSA collection; that they’ll use all their creativity to give a new life to our archival content through their own work.’

‘One of the key principles in our Strategic Plan 2015-2018 is that the NFSA is ‘the creators’ archive’, encouraging the public to re-use the materials we collect, preserve and share. Here are 180 seconds, 180 opportunities to be creative,’ added Loebenstein.

Applicants must be Australian citizens: a) enrolled at an Australian tertiary education institution; or b) emerging filmmakers/artists with no more than two short film or webisode credits, and no other government/private funding sources. For more details about the eligibility criteria, visit the NFSA website 

Eligible creatives will be able to use the footage/audio and stills in any artistic work, including film and documentaries; live productions such as dance, cabaret, theatre and opera; visual arts and public art works; music and sound productions; research; and lectures and presentations.

Take Three will be an ongoing initiative, and applications are open from 1 July 2015. Full terms and conditions, and an application form, are available from the NFSA website

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Miguel Gonzalez on (02) 8202 0114 or

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Film / TV / Digital
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Early Career Artists
New work
Skills development
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Miguel Gonzalez