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Lemonade Stand wins Tropfest

21 Feb 2012

Alethea Jones (BFTV, 2007) directed this year's winning film at Tropfest, Lemonade Stand, written by and starring Tim Potter (BDramArt, 2007) and produced by Julian Costanzo. Watch the short film on Youtube


BINO wins at the Berlin International Film Festival

20 Feb 2012

BINO - written, directed and edited by Billie Pleffer (GradDipFilm&TV, 2011) whilst at the VCA, was awarded The Special Prize of the Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. IF reports.


Gary McPherson, Carl Vine and Jacci Simpson
Composer Carl Vine wins Bernard Heinze Memorial Award

20 Feb 2012

One of Australia's finest composers Carl Vine has been honored as the recipient of the 2012 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for his outstanding contribution to music in Australia.

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Alumni finalists in Tropfest

16 Feb 2012

Tropfest is Australia’s most prestigious short film festival and is also the largest short film festival in the world. Congratulations and good luck to our alumni who have made it to the final fifteen: ... Alethea Jones (BFTV 2007) Director. Lemonade Stand  ... Ben Plazzer (BFTV 2007) ... Read More
Arts Stars on the Rise

06 Feb 2012

Look out for these VCA-trained stars on the rise, profiled by Arts Victoria.


Alumni winners at Samsung AACTA Awards

01 Feb 2012

On Tuesday 31 January,  AACTA President Geoffrey Rush was joined on stage by internationally acclaimed Australian actors including Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Mia Wasikowska, Jonathan and Anthony LaPaglia, Jacki Weaver and Rachael Taylor to honour the year’s best achievements in ... Read More
Ariel Kleiman receives Sundance Film Festival award for screenplay

27 Jan 2012

Australian filmmaker and VCA alum Ariel Kleiman has been honoured with a Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award for his feature screenplay 'Partisan', as part of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Read press release from Warp Films.


Helen Herbertson receives funding for a Paris tour in 2012

19 Jan 2012

Melbourne dance artist and the VCA’s Dance Postgraduate Coordinator Helen Herbertson, has received funding for a tour of contemporary dance works Morphia Series and Sunstruck to the Atelier de Paris, France in June 2012. See Vic Government press release for further details.


Changing lives through theatre

10 Jan 2012

Voice reports on CCP's Theatre for Change forum theatre program.


Reaching the Top Note

05 Jan 2012

Arts Victoria profiles the National Graduate Opera Program on their website.


Film still from 'Kaleidoscope' by Sophie Hayward (BFTV, 2011)
2011 VCA Film & Television award-winning graduates

19 Dec 2011

On Wednesday 7 December, the Victorian College of the Arts announced the 2011 award winners at the annual Film & TV Graduate Screenings at ACMI, presented by comedian and writer Shaun Micallef.

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The VCA’s sense of renewal

09 Dec 2011

Su Baker talks to Fiona Mackrell at Artshub about the VCA, looking ahead to our 40th anniversary in 2012.