VCA alumna wins CinéfestOZ film prize with Putuparri and the Rainmakers
03 Sep 2015
Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund-supported Putuparri and the Rainmakers, directed and produced by VCA alumna Nicole Ma (GDipFT,1996), and produced by John Moore, has been named the winner of the 2015 CinéfestOZ $100,000 Film Prize. Read more. Read More
VCA & MCM August e-newsletter
20 Aug 2015
Read the August edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
Teaching Workshop breaks new ground in design technology
19 Aug 2015
In a short six months, the Victorian College of the Arts’ Teaching Workshop has transcended from an industrial blue-collar workshop to become a cutting edge research facility where manufacturing outcomes are unlimited. Around 700 students from visual art, production, and film and television will now come together over the course of a year to share ideas and build in specific process spaces, including a central construction area, a welding and foundry room, a wet mould room, a wood machining shop including a special sanding room. Read the full story >>
Nora Niasari announced as TV director’s attachment on Matchbox Pictures production Secret City
14 Aug 2015
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Matchbox Pictures and Screen Australia today announced VCA alumna director Nora Niasari (MFTV 2014) as the attachment to ellow alumna Emma Freeman (BFTV 2000) on the Matchbox TV series Secret City for Foxtel. The industry incentive program is funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG for emerging directors to develop their craft. Read more.
Donna Hensler awarded Cornelius Regan Trust grant
20 Jul 2015
Congratulations to Donna Hensler, Screen Production Coordinator in Film and Television, who has been awarded a $5,000 professional development Cornelius Regan Trust grant. Donna will be using the funds to visit leading University archives and Film Centres to contribute to the research and development of VCA Film and Television’s digital archive project which will digitize, preserve and provide open access to its films, dating back to 1967.
VCA & MCM July e-newsletter
15 Jul 2015
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Ariel Kleiman releases debut feature film – Partisan
27 May 2015
Partisan, the debut feature film from Melbourne director, Ariel Kleiman, who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), will be released theatrically in Australia this week (Thursday 28 May, 2015).
VCA & MCM May e-newsletter
07 May 2015
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Graduates join Screen Australia Talent Escalator
30 Apr 2015
Screen Australia's Talent Escalator program will offer emerging directors Corrie Chen (BFTV (Hons) 2008, MFTV 2011) and Billie Pleffer (GDFTV 2012) an opportunity to work with industry experts to gain firsthand practical experience. Corrie will work as a director’s attachment to Shawn Seet on the Channel 7 mini-series Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door. Billie will be attached to director Glendyn Ivin (Gallipoli, Puberty Blues, Last Ride) on the six-part miniseries The Beautiful Lie. Read more.
VCA representatives at Cannes Film Festival
17 Apr 2015
Cannes Film Festival word is out! Film director Justin Kurzel (GDFTV(Narrative) 2004) is in the official competition with Macbeth (2015), with cinematography by Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) and starring Elizabeth Debicki (BDA 2011) as Lady Macduff. Representing the VCA among the 18 film school titles in the Cinéfondation selection is Qiu Yang’s Ri guang zhi xia (Under the Sun). Read more.
VCA & MCM April e-newsletter
10 Apr 2015
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Music student with Ros McMillan and Martin Foley MP.
State-of-the-art Brian Brown Recording Studio launched at the VCA and MCM
27 Mar 2015
Today, the new ‘Brian Brown Recording Studio’ was launched by the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley MP at the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus – home to the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA and MCM). Read the full media release.