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THE SCREENSOUND AUSTRALIA Annual Longford Lyell Lecture was established in 2001. It is named in honour of two most significant pioneers of Australian Cinema, Lottie Lyell and Raymond Longford.
Of the more than twenty-five films produced by their partnership between 1911-1925, all during our silent film era, only five titles survive today in the national collection of ScreenSound Australia, the National Screen and Sound Archive--one of the survivors being the classic of our silent screen, The Sentimental Bloke (1919).
By our choice of speakers for this lecture series, ScreenSound Australia aims to recognize the significance of Australia's contemporary film-makers, …