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Animation in the 80s: the view from Melbourne

24 May 2016

Film animation was in its infancy in 1970s Australia, but the 1980s offered glimpses of a sustainable home-grown industry for the artform according to lecturer and alumnus Robert Stephenson. Read more via Pursuit.

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Foundation student director selected for St Kilda Festival Top 100 program

20 May 2016

Film and television Foundation student Nikki Richardson's film We're Here Now has been selected for the St Kilda Film Festival's Top 100 Australian Shorts program. She spoke to We Are Moving Stories ahead of her screening and Reel Women Make Films forum appearance. 

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Film in 1970s Melbourne — the enduring human drama

17 May 2016

Every human being has a story to tell, but these three student films from the 1970s offer lessons that go way beyond the individual writes award-winning author Arnold Zable. Read more via Pursuit.


Cool All at Onceness: Australian film in the 1960s

13 May 2016

Film and television alumnus Ian Baker's 1968 short film, shot while a student, reveals much about the state of the Australian film industry at the time. Honorary Fellow Dr John Hughes explores 1960s Australian film via Pursuit.


Armchair travel: 50 years of Melbourne films

03 May 2016

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Film & Television, we look back at 50 years of never-before-seen Australian films from our archive with Head of Film & TV Nicolette Freeman. Read more via Pursuit.

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Captain America is a Marvel to behold

02 May 2016

Mate against mate, cape against mate - but how does Cap fare in the latest instalment of the Marvel film franchise? Film & television lecturer Peter Allen delivers his verdict via Pursuit.

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VCA alumna Elizabeth Debicki recently cast in Tim Winton’s Breath

19 Apr 2016

After several plum roles hot on the heels of her graduation from the VCA in 2010, Elizabeth Debicki has just been cast in the upcoming Australian production of Tim Winton’s Breath.

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Star Wars, Mad Max and the ‘real’ vs digital effects furphy

08 Apr 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been praised for avoiding computer generated effects, but why does CGI deserve such a bad name? Film lecturer Peter Allen discusses via the Conversation.

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Multi-talented theatre alumnus wins Canadian International Film Festival award

08 Apr 2016

Victorian College of the Arts theatre alumnus Tristan Barr (Bachelor of Dramatic Art 2013) has won Best Director for his film This Little Piggy (2014) at the 2016 Canadian International Film Festival in Vancouver.

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Still from Glory for Me, Marleena Forward, 2015
Film and television alumna wins prestigious young filmmaker awards in China

01 Apr 2016

Film and television alumna Marleena Forward has won two awards for her documentary film Glory for Me in the 2015 Looking China Golden Lenses Awards.

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Holy mixed bag! Batman vs. Superman – a review

24 Mar 2016

Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has hit the cinemas. So does the latest instalment in the superhero genre live up to all the hype? Find out via Pursuit.

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VCA collective brings Dostoevsky to the big screen

18 Feb 2016

Staff, students and alumni led by director and film lecturer Andrew O'Keefe have adapted Dostoevky's classic novel Crime and Punishment for the big screen. Read more via MUSSE.