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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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Sex in the 90s: feminism on film

01 Jun 2016

Feminism on film underwent a makeover in the 1990s writes Meaghan Tyer. But how did cinema in this decade rework, reject, radicalise or reinforce portrayals of women on screen? Find out via Pursuit.

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VCA releases 50 films for Film and Television’s golden anniversary

01 Jun 2016

Australia’s longest-continuing film school is celebrating its golden anniversary this year, and we're using the milestone to make 50 student films from those 50 years freely available to the public for the very first time.

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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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