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The Space Between director Ruth Borgobello makes a meal of the movie business

15 Sep 2016

First-time director and VCA alumna Ruth Borgobello resorted to unusual means to get the first Italian-Australian co-production ever made. Find out how via SMH.com.au.

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How Game of Thrones' Emmy-award-winning battle scene was made

15 Sep 2016

Film and television lecturer Peter Allen dissects the work of Melbourne-based visual effects company Iloura, after it won its first Emmy for the Game Of Thrones season six episode “Battle of the Bastards”. Read the story via The Conversation

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Ben Hur, done that ... time to hang up the sandals

05 Sep 2016

Less charming than Charlton, more eh-what-now than epic, the latest version of a cinema classic should be consigned to the annals of history says Head of Theatre Associate Professor Matt Delbridge. Read the review via Pursuit.

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Suicide Squad is far from painless

05 Aug 2016

With Suicide Squad, DC had the chance to throw down the gauntlet to its superhero-film rivals Marvel. And the studio is moving in the right direction, kind of, according to film and television lecturer Peter Allen. Read the review via Pursuit.

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Cris Jones on The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

22 Jul 2016

Alumnus director Cris Jones discusses his debut feature, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, this year's Melbourne International Film Festival opening film. Read the article via Pursuit.

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Life lessons from the editing suite of Paul Cox

27 Jun 2016

Van Diemen's Land director and alumnus Jonathan auf der Heide reflects on his time working with the late, great Paul Cox – one of Australia's most prolific film auteurs – via the Conversation.

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Five decades of films and the city that inspired them

21 Jun 2016

Fifty unseen films have been released by the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts. What do they tell us about the city that inspired them? Find out via Pursuit.

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VCA Film and Television celebrates 50 years with digital archive launch

15 Jun 2016

To celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend, Victorian College of the Arts’ Film and Television School is releasing a digital archive of never-before-seen student films from throughout its history. Read more via IF Magazine.

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Lecturer Steve Thomas' film Freedom Stories to screen during Refugee Week

10 Jun 2016

Lecturer and filmmaker Steve Thomas' documentary Freedom Stories will screen as part of the Refugee Council of Australia's Refugee Week, 19-25 June.

Tickets are currently available to the Monday 20 June screening at Hawthorn's Lido cinema. Book now.

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Shedding the ‘victim narrative’ for tales of magic, myth and superhero pride

09 Jun 2016

Television is embracing Indigenous people as more than victims in a white story, writes Masters candidate Carissa Lee Godwin. Read the full story via The Conversation.

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Alumna director Emma Freeman directs new political drama Secret City

08 Jun 2016

Alumna filmmaker Emma Freeman may have been paralysed by a rare nerve disease in her formative years, but that didn't stop her from becoming one of Australia's most exciting emerging film and TV directors. Read her incredible story via The Saturday Paper.

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When Australia met Un-Australia – film in the 2000s

07 Jun 2016

Three films from the Film and Television archive show us what, and who, we were in the early years of this century writes Alice Pung. Read the story via Pursuit.

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