News

Renowned arts scholar takes lead role at the VCA

28 Jan 2014

Internationally recognised performing arts scholar Mary Luckhurst will take up a position as Professor of Creative Practice and Artistic Research at the VCA & MCM, in a major research appointment at The University of Melbourne.

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Gridlife selected for Puntoyraya Festival in Iceland

24 Jan 2014

'Gridlife', animation and sound works, created by Paul Fletcher and Mark Pollard has been selected for screening at the  Puntoyraya Festival in Iceland. The work is part of  the VCA Moving Image Narrative Research Cluster project 'Resonating Spaces', originally shown at The Ian Potter Museum of Art.


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.