Australian Film Festivals: Audience, Place and Exhibition Culture is the first book to offer an in-depth examination of the history, operation, and growth of film festivals as a cultural phenomenon within Australia.
Tracing the birth of film festivals in Australia in the 1950s through to their present abundance, it asks why film festivals have prospered as audience- driven spectacles throughout Australia, while never developing the same industry and market foci of their international fellows.
Drawing on over sixty-years of archival records, festival commentary, interviews with festival insiders and ephemera, this book opens up a largely uncharted history of film culture activity in Australia.
Please join us on Thursday 23 February when Michelle Carey (Artistic Director, Melbourne International Film Festival) will launch Kirsten Stevens’ Australian Film Festivals: Audience, Place and Exhibition Culture.
Date: Thursday 23 February
Location: Loop Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
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FSS applauds Janice’s outstanding contribution to its program ahead of her Monash departure
Monash’s School of Media, Film and Journalism applauds the work of Dr Janice Loreck, who … Continue reading FSS applauds Janice’s outstanding contribution to its program ahead of her Monash departure
‘Let’s wash the eyes’ film screening & seminar
Hazara Australian filmmaker Abdullah Ferjad screens and discusses his short film ‘Let’s wash the eyes’. … Continue reading ‘Let’s wash the eyes’ film screening & seminar
Public Lecture: Professor Michael Renov
The School of Media, Film and Journalism, with thanks to Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, presents: … Continue reading Public Lecture: Professor Michael Renov
Introducing the FSS Film Society!
The brand-new and exciting Film and Screen Studies (FSS) Film Society is hosting a series … Continue reading Introducing the FSS Film Society!
The future of film studies in the age of media studies
Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism ran a workshop, The future of Film Studies … Continue reading The future of film studies in the age of media studies
Getting to know … Tessa Dwyer
Dr Tess Dwyer joins the Film and Screen Studies academic team at Monash University, based … Continue reading Getting to know … Tessa Dwyer
Shweta Kishore appointed lecturer in Vietnam
Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism’s HDR candidate and sessional lecturer, Shweta Kishore, … Continue reading Shweta Kishore appointed lecturer in Vietnam
A Reflection on Unhip Cinema of the 1960s
A public lecture with New York University Cinema Studies expert, Professor Dana Polan Illustrated with … Continue reading A Reflection on Unhip Cinema of the 1960s
Chinese Caribbean Cinema and the Logic of Reeling
Film and Screen Studies, School of Media, Film and Journalism and Asian Cultural and Media Studies … Continue reading Chinese Caribbean Cinema and the Logic of Reeling
Tribute to FSS alumnus Adrian Slattery
Film and Screen Studies staff, and the Monash community, are saddened to hear of the death of alumni student, Adrian Slattery, on May 14, 2016.