Centre for Cultural Partnership's ARC grant success

24 Jun 2010

Dr Lachlan Macdowall, Coordinator, Graduate Studies and Research in the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, along with his team of collaborators, has been successful in his bid for an ARC Linkage Grant.

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The coveted Golden Shorts Award

23 Jun 2010

Film and Television student Joel Luxton's film Nero won the coveted Golden Shorts Award at the 27th Warburton Film Festival.

The Happy High Laughter Club wins at Staten Island

18 Jun 2010

Current Film and Television student Adrian Goodman's short film The Happy High Laughter Club won ‘Best Dramatic Short’ at the Staten Island Film Festival in New York (2–6 June, 2010).

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The Wedding Party to open MIFF

09 Jun 2010

Film and Television alumna Amanda Jane's directorial debut The Wedding Party selected to open the Melbourne International Film Festival this year. Philippa Hawker from The Age reports.

Melbourne Holocaust survivors connect with their past and young theatre artists

28 May 2010

Several survivors of the Holocaust now living in Melbourne, have met with director Harald Fuhrmann and student actors currently cast in the play Ghetto by Israeli writer Joshua Sobol, to explore the legacy of the Holocaust, and the story of the infamous Vilna Ghetto. Read more.


Sam Strong appointed Artistic Director of Griffin Theatre

24 May 2010

Director, dramaturg and Victorian College of the Arts alum, Sam Strong has been appointed Artistic Director of Griffin Theatre, resident theatre company at the historic SBW Stables Theatre in Sydney’s Kings Cross. The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

2010 Australian Leadership Awards

24 May 2010

Raimondo Cortese, Lecturer at the Centre for Ideas, has just received a 2010 Australian Leadership Award at the Future Summit.

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Triumph at Cannes for Ariel Kleiman

23 May 2010

Ariel Kleiman's short film Deeper Than Yesterday, selected for Critics Week, won two awards at Cannes: the Kodak Award for best short film and the Rail d'Or, voted for by French railway workers. Only two Australian films were selected for this year's Cannes Film Festival - and both were made by graduates from the VCA and Music.

Youngest-ever winner of Opera Foundation Australia award

07 May 2010

At 20 years of age, alumna Janet Todd is the  youngest-ever winner of an Opera Foundation Australia award – the American Institute Of Musical Studies Award. The Award was granted by Opera Foundation Australia on the advice of the Music Board and enables Janet to participate in the American Institute of Musical Studies course in Graz, Austria during July and August this year.

Alumni finalists in the 2010 Archibald Prize

07 May 2010

Portraits by alumni James Money (BFA, Drawing 1995) and Marc de Jong (BFA, Painting 1993) were selected as finalists in the 2010 Archibald Prize, on view in the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 30 May.

Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative

30 Apr 2010

The Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative is an exciting exhibition developed by students currently studying Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the School of Art.

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Student films at Cannes

29 Apr 2010

Current Film and TV student Ariel Kleiman has been selected for the 2010 Critic's Circle at Cannes International Film Festival for his short film Deeper than Yesterday. The Age reports. Edward Housden's film Muscles is one of 9 selected internationally for the Cannes Short Film Competition. The Australian reports. Read the full media release.