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Casting JonBenét director on our obsession with the murder of a child pageant queen

16 Mar 2017

Film and television alumna Kitty Green's docu-drama Casting JonBenét is "a deeply inventive, deeply complex look at a tragedy that struck a community" according to Guardian reviewer Megan Spence. Read more via The Guardian.

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Sundance Film Festival 2017: Alumna filmmaker Kitty Green on her new film Casting JonBenet

30 Jan 2017

Alumna filmmaker Kitty Green's experimental documentary film Casting JonBenet was warmly received at its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, though her unusual approach to the sensitive subject matter may yet drum up some controversy. Find out more via smh.com.au.

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Alumna filmmaker named recipient of Sundance Institute fellowship

27 Jan 2017

Alumna filmmaker Amie Batalibasi has been named the recipient of the 2017 Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship. Read more via IF.com.au.

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Alumnus filmmaker Bentley Dean receives Australia's first foreign language Oscar nomination

26 Jan 2017

Film and television alumnus Bentley Dean's film Tanna has received Australia's very first Academy Awards nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Read more via The Hollywood Reporter.

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A genuinely believable CGI actor? It won’t be long

20 Jan 2017

While the CGI resurrection of Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sparked controversy in the industry, film lecturer Peter Allen asks the question: will we ever see a truly convincing digital star of the silver screen? Find out more via The Conversation

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Applications open for ACMI X Artist Residency program

28 Oct 2016

The University of Melbourne and Faculty of VCA & MCM seeks xxpressions of interest for the ACMI X Artist Studio Program 2017.

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University of Melbourne helps put X factor into ACMI

26 Oct 2016

The Faculty of VCA & MCM is excited to be part of ACMI X, a new University partnership with ACMI, which brings together people from various cutting-edge creative industries to share ideas, experience and inspiration. Read more via the University of Melbourne Newsroom, or make an expression of interest.

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Bringing 3D printing to life

22 Oct 2016

Art PhD candidate expert Emilie Walsh introduced our animation students to the wonderful world of 3D printing – with fantastic results. Read more via The Research Bazaar blog.

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Why motion capture performances deserve an Oscar

19 Oct 2016

Head of Theatre Matt Delbridge argues that motion cpature performances should be eligible for Academy Award nominations. Read the article via The Conversation.

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The Space Between director Ruth Borgobello makes a meal of the movie business

15 Sep 2016

First-time director and Film and Television alumna Ruth Borgobello resorted to unusual means to get the first Italian-Australian co-production ever made. Find out how via smh.com.au.

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How Game of Thrones' Emmy-award-winning battle scene was made

15 Sep 2016

Film and television lecturer Peter Allen dissects the work of Melbourne-based visual effects company Iloura, after it won its first Emmy for the Game Of Thrones season six episode “Battle of the Bastards”. Read the story via The Conversation

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Ben Hur, done that ... time to hang up the sandals

05 Sep 2016

Less charming than Charlton, more eh-what-now than epic, the latest version of a cinema classic should be consigned to the annals of history says Head of Theatre Associate Professor Matt Delbridge. Read the review via Pursuit.

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