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VCA alumni Hot Shot teams get their short films greenlit

21 Jan 2014

Five of the six filmmaking teams that have been selected for Screen Australia’s short film program, Hot Shots, have VCA alumni as their writer, director or producer. Congratulations to Corrie Chen, Jim Wright, Andrew Kavanagh, Billie Pleffer, Robbie McEwan and Rodd Rathjen.

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Bold narratives own the screen at 45th Annual Film & TV Graduate Screenings

13 Dec 2013

This year’s screening season at ACMI will showcase the directing and producing talent of the VCA School of Film and Television’s Masters and Undergraduate Programs. This season will focus on produced films in the fiction, animation and documentary genres. Read more in the Voice.


Bold narratives own the screen at annual VCA Film & TV Graduate Screenings at ACMI

03 Dec 2013

The annual public screenings of films by students graduating from the VCA School of Film and Television are the first chance to see the work of Australia’s best emerging filmmakers before their release to the international film circuit.

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Victorian Indigenous Teens Making Movies with the VCA

29 Nov 2013

Expert filmmakers from the VCA will offer an intensive, free workshop called Making Movies for Indigenous teenagers in Portland from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th December 2013.

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November e-newsletter 2013

22 Nov 2013

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


October e-newsletter 2013

24 Oct 2013

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


Jugmaker/author Najaf Mazari tries to teach Steve Thomas some rug repairing skills, watched by Najaf’s wife Hakima.
Freedom Stories: a multi-platform documentary in progress

14 Oct 2013

Award-winning documentary maker Steve Thomas is filming an independent feature about the many and varied contributions that former asylum-seekers are making to Australian society. Read full article in the Voice.


Tim Winton’s THE TURNING

04 Oct 2013

Tim Winton’s THE TURNING was created by Robert Connolly and produced by VCA alumna Maggie Miles (PGDFTV (Producing) 2007). Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines have each created a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel, including VCA alumni Anthony Lucas (GDFTV 1988), Rhys Graham (GDFTV 1998), Tony Ayres, Simon Stone (BDram 2005), Jonathan Auf Der Heide (BFTV 2007) and Justin Kurzel (GDFTV 2004). Watch the trailer.


Arkapaw wins Emmy Award for Top of the Lake

19 Sep 2013

Australian mini-series Top of the Lake has won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie at the Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last Sunday 15 September. VCA alumnus Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) was the cinematographer on the series.

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September e-newsletter 2013

19 Sep 2013

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


Jane Davidson
Jane Davidson to lead new research initiative in Creative and Performing Arts

09 Sep 2013

The University of Melbourne has staged a coup, recruiting one of the world’s most respected performance and music psychology academics, Professor Jane Davidson. Professor Davidson will serve as the inaugural head of the University’s major research initiative in the Creative and Performing Arts, based in the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM). 

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Film still from 'Ukraine is not a brothel'
Femen doco at Venice

26 Aug 2013

VCA alumna Kitty Green (BFTV 2007) was arrested by Belarusian KGB agents while shooting her first feature film Ukraine is not a Brothel, revealing the truth behind topless Ukrainian feminist protesters Femen. The film has now been selected to premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. The film is co-produced by fellow alum Michael Latham (BFTV 2008) and Jonathan auf der Heide (BFTV 2007). Read the full story in The Age.