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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Film in 1970s Melbourne — the enduring human drama

17 May 2016

Every human being has a story to tell, but these three student films from the 1970s offer lessons that go way beyond the individual writes award-winning author Arnold Zable. Read more via Pursuit.

Cool All at Onceness: Australian film in the 1960s

13 May 2016

Film and television alumnus Ian Baker's 1968 short film, shot while a student, reveals much about the state of the Australian film industry at the time. Honorary Fellow Dr John Hughes explores 1960s Australian film via Pursuit.

Armchair travel: 50 years of Melbourne films

03 May 2016

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Film & Television, we look back at 50 years of never-before-seen Australian films from our archive with Head of Film & TV Nicolette Freeman. Read more via Pursuit.

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Captain America is a Marvel to behold

02 May 2016

Mate against mate, cape against mate - but how does Cap fare in the latest instalment of the Marvel film franchise? Film & television lecturer Peter Allen delivers his verdict via Pursuit.

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VCA alumna Elizabeth Debicki recently cast in Tim Winton’s Breath

19 Apr 2016

After several plum roles hot on the heels of her graduation from the VCA in 2010, Elizabeth Debicki has just been cast in the upcoming Australian production of Tim Winton’s Breath.

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