News

Rathjen short Tau Seru selected for Cannes

23 Apr 2013

The Australian short film Tau Seru, written, directed and produced by VCA graduate Rodd Rathjen (BFTV 2008; Honours 2010), has been selected in Competition at the 52nd Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week) in Cannes, which will run 16–24 May 2013.

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VCA film wins top honours at Uni Shorts film festival

19 Apr 2013

First Contact, directed by VCA student, Matthew Richards, rose above some tough competition at the 2013 Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival last weekend in Auckland to win the Postgraduate Fiction category while also winning the coveted Best Film Overall/Audience award.

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April e-newsletter 2013

18 Apr 2013

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


Cattapan receives Bulgari Art Award

15 Apr 2013

Congratulations to A/Prof Jon Cattapan who picked up the Bulgari Art Award for his artwork Imagine a Raft (Hard Rubbish 4+5), a triptych painted over a five year period. The prize, one of Australia’s most valuable, consists of $50,000 for the painting acquisition by the Art Gallery of NSW, and a $30,000 residency in Italy. The Age reports.


March e-newsletter 2013

20 Mar 2013

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


AIDC 2013: the true resurgence of the independent documentary

13 Mar 2013

Kate Rogers, a filmmaker completing her Masters specialising in Documentary at the VCA, has written an article for Screen Hub about the Australian International Documentary Conference F4  films this year. Read it online: AIDC 2013: the true resurgence of the independent documentary.


Kenny Pittock, 'Clingy Ex-Boyfriend', acrylic on cardboard, 2013
Painting student wins Linden Postcard Show

08 Mar 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) student Kenny Pittock was announced as the winner of the 2013 Linden Postcard Show for his work Clingy Ex-Boyfriend.

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Glass animator Thom Fraser

04 Mar 2013

Glass animator Thom Fraser (MFTV (Animation) 2006) has been announced as the winner of the inaugural CREATE STUDIO competition in Sydney. Thom first discovered the technique in his film studies at the VCA, and began experimenting in the rare method which involves animating hundreds of individual glass paintings.  He created much of his winning artwork over ten days of non-stop painting, captured in the 30-second promo. As the winner, Thom receives $10,000 prize money and will have his work displayed on a Kings Cross billboard from mid-March.


Monster musical break for a boy from Bendigo

04 Mar 2013

Opera graduate Adam Lyon is about to get the break of a lifetime in his first professional production, as leading man for King Kong, due to open in Melbourne in June this year.  Watch this story from the ABC that takes him back to his hometown of Bendigo where his love of musical theatre began. Monster musical break for a boy from Bendigo.


Creative arts graduates awarded $200,000 in scholarships

21 Feb 2013

The careers of eight recent Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA&MCM) graduates are off to a flying start, having been awarded scholarships to help them develop links and projects with local arts organisations and established artists.

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VCA Producers win Tropfest 2013

18 Feb 2013

Congratulations to VCA Master of Producing students Michael Ciccone and Jim Wright, who produced the Winner of Tropfest 2013 'We've All Been There', directed by Nick Clifford. You can watch the film here, for those outside of Australia, you can watch the film here http://youtu.be/QpkjGqYJxos.


'Summer Suit' hits world stage

15 Feb 2013

Leon Salom, Lecturer in Design at the VCA was recently Production & Costume Designer for Aussie short film 'Summer Suit'. It now hits the world stage after being selected for both the prestigious Berlin Film Festival and Slamdance Screen Festival in Utah. Watch the trailer here www.summersuit.com.au