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Music, animation, and dance students take over Fed Square’s digital façade on New Year’s Eve
Students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at the University of Melbourne will take over Fed Square on New Year's Eve with an electrifying evening of performances from 6.30pm.
The emerging voices of Australian film: Largest ever selection of short films by VCA graduates to stream free on MIFF Play
For the third time, films by graduating Film and Television students from the Victorian College of the Arts will feature on MIFF Play, the Australia-wide digital streaming platform of the Melbourne International Film Festival. This year's showcase boasts the largest selection of films in a single season and streams free from 5 - 18 December 2022.
'Whichever avenue we go down, we’re supported fully': Hear from Master of Producing students Lucinda and Andy
When you’re a screen producer, there’s always something to do – whether it’s honing scripts, keeping the budget on track or ensuring an on-set snack supply. We spoke with Master of Producing students Lucinda Halls and Andy Johnston about their experience in their degree (now the Master of Screen Producing) and what being a producer means to them.
VCA alumni chosen for the coveted Impact Australia screenwriting program
Impact Australia was launched this week at the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music was delighted to learn that three of our alumni Dannika Horvat, Jordan Prosser and Elias Jamieson Brown were among those chosen to participate in the prestigious program.
'I wanted to stand out from the crowd': Meet Master of Producing graduate Mario Biancacci
Mario Biancacci’s path to being an international film producer wasn’t exactly pre-ordained. But he’s made his way from a Bachelor of Science to a Robbie Williams biopic with adaptability, resilience and an eye for the bigger picture – as well as a graduate degree in producing from the Victorian College of the Arts.
Adult survivors take back their power in documentary film 'Left Write Hook'
Left Write Hook is a new documentary film focusing on a University of Melbourne-supported program helping adult survivors take back their power.
Epic opportunity for animation students
Animation students are creating a short film using cutting-edge 3D technology, as part of a competition from gaming company Epic Games.
Goran Stolevski’s 'Of an Age' to open MIFF
by Sarah HallAfter a decade working in relative obscurity, Australian-Macedonian writer-director and VCA grad Goran Stolevski has landed in the film industry in a big way. With thirteen feature-length screenplays in his pocket, and an uncompromising artistic vision, he has hit the ground running.
VCA Film and Television to host the ‘Impact Australia 3’ screen writer accelerator program
Impact Australia 3, the third iteration of the highly coveted screenwriter accelerator program, will be held in-person this year on the Victorian College of the Arts’ (VCA) Southbank campus, with the University of Melbourne as Learning Partner.
VCA alum team up for Netflix teen hit series 'Surviving Summer'
Directed by VCA alum Ben Chessell, Sian Davies and Charlotte George, with cinematography by alum Katie Milwright, Surviving Summer has already been a Netflix hit since it was released on June 3. We spoke to Producer Joanna Werner, Set-up Director Ben Chessell, and Director of Photography (DoP) Katie Milwright about the series ahead of its premiere.
The Time It Takes: giving voice to those who stutter
VCA filmmaker Sarah Marcuson is about to see her documentary, The Time It Takes, featured on the Melbourne International Film Festival's digital platform MIFF Play. The documentary follows a group of young Australians who stutter as they take part in a 10-week performing arts program to create a unique theatre piece which they’ll perform for family and friends.
VCA graduates’ short films stream free on MIFF Play
Almost 30 short films by some of Australia’s most exciting emerging filmmakers – the 2021 graduating class of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Film and Television – will be available for free on MIFF Play, the digital streaming platform of the Melbourne International Film Festival, from February 21 – March 6.
VCA alum, Ari Wegner makes Oscars history with her nomination for Best Cinematography
VCA graduate, Ari Wegner (Bachelor of Film & TV 2004), made history as the second woman ever nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars.
Expressing trauma through creative arts - and boxing
Dr Donna Lyon is a film producer and senior lecturer in producing at VCA Film and Television. She talks about how research, University partnerships and the Translating Research at Melbourne (TRAM) program have aided her project, LEFT / WRITE // HOOK, which uses boxing and writing to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Film & Television graduates win big at the Sydney Film Festival
VCA Film and Television graduates, Sophie Somerville and Courtney Bombell have won the prestigious 2021 Dendy Live Action Short Award for their graduation film Peeps (2019) at the Sydney Film Festival.
VCA graduate showcase streamed free for the first time on MIFF play
Short film lovers will be treated to more than 40 films by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Film and Television graduating class of 2020 in a special free-to-view online presentation from September 27 on MIFF Play, the digital streaming platform of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
Congratulations to our alumni participant in Impact 2
Impact 2 was launched this week in Melbourne by award-winning filmmaking company Imagine Entertainment. The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music was delighted to learn that screenwriting alumni Ramon Watkins was among the students chosen to participate.
VCA Film and TV to host the Impact Australia 2 screenwriter accelerator program
Impact Australia 2, the follow-up to the highly coveted screenwriter accelerator program, will be held in-person this year on the Victorian College of the Arts’ (VCA) Southbank campus, with the University of Melbourne as Learning Partner.
MIFFPlay and the VCA partner to showcase short films
More than 40 graduating shorts films by Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Film and Television students will be showcased on MIFFPlay, the digital platform of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), in an extension of the ongoing partnership deal between MIFF and University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
Four 2021 VCA Australians in Film mentees announced
Four Victorian College of the Arts alumni will participate in an accelerator program as part of the University of Melbourne's partnership with Australians In Film (AiF).