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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White Night artist Josh Muir holds solo show at MARS Gallery

09 Jun 2016

Hutchinson Indigenous Fellow artist Josh Muir exhibits work from his White Night installation and more at MARS Gallery this month. Read more via the Herald Sun.

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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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Wilin Centre's Richard Frankland central in historic Treaty talks

30 May 2016

Artist, musician, activist and head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Richard Frankland is one of many Indigenous community leaders participating in Victoria's historic Treaty talks. Read more about the inaugural Treaty and Self-Determination Forum, held from 26-27 May 2016, via NITV.

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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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VCA & MCM May e-newsletter

23 May 2016

Read the May edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

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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Production alumna wins 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Award

18 May 2016

Production alumna Julia Truong (BProd 2013) has been awarded the AustralianSuper Career Kick Started award at the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Awards for her volunteer, not-for-profit and community work. Read more.

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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.