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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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Tristan Barr
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.


Video: Artists explore animism through robotics

05 Jan 2016

Filmmaker Jack Dyball captures the ‘animism’ art of Cake Industries, artists Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen. Watch on Pursuit.

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Review - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 Dec 2015

Our resident Star Wars expert Peter Allen, Lecturer in Film and Television at the VCA, gives his verdict of the new film on Pursuit.

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Sarah Hopper wins APDG screen design award

17 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Hopper who has won the Australian Production Design Guild award for Student Screen Design with the VCA film The Best Way to Kill Your Mother, directed by Ruby Railey. Sarah just completed her Master of Production Design for Screen. See all APDG winners

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Video: Art, identity and the Chinese diaspora

15 Dec 2015

Filmmaker Natalie Cunningham explores the intersection of music and cultural identity with indie pop songstress Sophie Koh. Watch on Pursuit.

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Adam Arkapaw receives Byron Kennedy Award at AACTA Awards

10 Dec 2015

Cinematographer and VCA alumnus Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) was announced last night at the AACTA Awards as the recipient of the Byron Kennedy Award, which includes a $10,000 prize, for outstanding creative enterprise within the film and television industries.

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VCA & MCM December e-newsletter

02 Dec 2015

Read the December edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

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