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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
September e-newsletter 2013
19 Sep 2013
Read the September edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
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). Read More
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.