Australian Screen Online

Australian Screen Online (ASO), also known as Australian Screen or australianscreen, is an online database operated by the Australian National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). It has both a promotional and educational function, providing free worldwide online access to information about Australian cinema and the television industry in Australia.[1]

It provides information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home movies, provided by a collaboration of the NFSA with the National Archives of Australia, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SBS, and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).[1] The educational content is designed for teachers and students, and includes a collection of film clips accompanied by teachers’ notes and urators’ notes written by experts.[2]

Since the initial launch of the website on 18 July 2007, with more than 1500 Australian film and TV clips,[3] it has won numerous awards as an educational resource and for its website design.[1] The website was revamped and re-launched in 2009, including new features such as exclusive interviews with filmmakers, a news section, forums, games, detailed profiles of producers, directors, screenwriters, film score composers and actors. At the time, it reported about 90,000 visitors per month to the website, with 25 per cent coming from outside Australia.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "About ASO". Australian Screen. National Film and Sound Archive. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Education". Australian Screen. National Film and Sound Archive. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  3. ^ Brown, Bryan (18 July 2007). "Australian Screen Online". ABC Radio National (RN Breakfast) (Interview). Interviewed by Kelly, Fran. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Australian Screen Online is Reborn". ArtsHub Australia. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2020.

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