Family Classics at the National Film and Sound Archive

April 8, 2016

No excuse for boredom! Family picks for the school holidays.

Family Classics at the National Film and Sound Archive

No excuse for boredom! Family picks for the school holidays.

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) presents a week of classic Australian family films on the big screen during the April school holidays. We have something for Spongebob fans, animal lovers and anyone who’s a kid at heart; with $5 tickets, boredom is not an option!

Come and enjoy the comfort of Arc cinema whilst viewing a mix of modern and vintage Australian films: from Sam Worthington as the father of a young boy wanting to make it to the World Paper Plane Championship – Paper Planes; Shane Jacobson in a heart-warming tale about saving a penguin population – Oddball; a classic Australian adventure set in the high Country – The Man From Snowy River; and a computer-generated Spongebob Squarepants, animated by Melbourne’s Iloura VFX.

This selection of will entertain everyone in the family during the school holidays. All sessions are at 10am,and tickets are $5 and available to purchase online now at

Family Classics
When: Monday 11 – Friday 15 April, 10am
Where: National Film and Sound Archive (Acton)
Tickets: $5.

Monday 11 April
Paper Planes
2014, G, 96mins, D: Robert Connolly
An imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Tuesday 12 April
2015, G, 95mins, D: Stuart McDonald
An eccentric chicken farmer (Shane Jacobson) and his granddaughter (Coco Jack Gillies) train his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from foxes in order to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

Wednesday 13 April
Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water
2015, PG, 92mins, D: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell
When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

Thursday 14 April
Blinky Bill: The Movie
2015, G, 93mins, D: Deane Taylor
In this animated adventure, a young koala (voiced by Ryan Kwanten) embarks on a journey across the Australian outback to find his missing father. Along the way he discovers that there is more to being a hero than meets the eye.

Friday 15 April
The Man From Snowy River
1982, PG, 102mins, D: George Miller
In 1880s Australia young Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch after his father dies, forcing him to become a man. Also starring Kirk Douglas and Sigrid Thornton.