Participating city venues included RMIT University, Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne laneways, the Treasury Theatre, Deakin Edge at Federation Square, the Capitol Cinema, State Library of Victoria, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Limelight Department Studio at the Salvation Army Heritage Centre.
Monash University’s film and screen lecturer Dr Tess Dwyer was one of the main organisers of Screening Melbourne. Sean Redmond and Toija Cinque, from Deakin, and Glen Donnar, RMIT, also organised the event.
Dr Dwyer presented at the conference as part of a workshop on Transnational Screen Traffic (with Liam Burke, Ramon Lobato and Mark Freeman) and put together the Monash sponsored panel event ‘Crime on the Streets: Homicide to Jack Irish‘.
- Keynote presentation by Lesley Stern (Professor Emeritus, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)and Monash Adjunct).
- Con Verevis introduced the keynote speaker Lesley Stern.
- Deane Williams chaired the panel event ‘Crime on the Streets: From Homicide to Jack Irish’.
- Con Verevis and Deane Williams co-presented a paper on ‘Before and After ACMI: Researching, Curating and Advancing a Cultural History of, and Future for, Melbourne’s State Film Centres’.
- Olivia Khoo was an invited speaker for the panel event ‘Difference: Screening Diversity’.
- Whitney Monaghan presented ‘Please Like Me: Queering happiness in suburban Melbourne’.
- Kirsten Stevens presented her paper ‘Film Festivals and the City: Locating celebrations of film within the Melbourne’s urban history’.
- HDR student Belinda Glynn presented a paper ‘On the (Hot Frankston) Beach: Ava Gardner and Melbourne in the 1950s’.
- HDR student Simon Troon presented ‘Metro Trains and Melancholy: Daniel Crooks’ Post-Cinematic Mapping of Melbourne’.
- Tony Moore presented a paper ‘Screening Bohemia: Melbourne from the margins’.
- Mark Gibson presented a paper ‘Freeplay and the Field – Independent Games Production in Melbourne’.
Screen media form the connective tissue of Melbourne’s cultural life. From key moments in early cinema, such as the production of the world’s first feature film The Story of the Kelly Gang, to the broadcast of national events like the Melbourne Cup and AFL Grand Final, to early video game developers such as Beam Software setting up in the city, there is barely a section of Melbourne that is not illuminated by screen culture.
Smethurst wins Press Gallery Journalist of the Year
News Corp national political editor (Sunday editions) and Monash University alumna Annika Smethurst has won the 2017 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year.
Journalism Futures: New York Field School
Following a dramatic year in American politics, and the claims and counter-claims of ‘fake news’, the media is under scrutiny in the USA like never before. In this unit, students will travel to the heart of the world’s media industry to observe how news organisations are managing to deal with the spate of challenges they are currently facing.
The changing face of Media Communication
What, exactly, is fake news? The past year has seen a phenomenal explosion of fake news stories on social media platforms such as Facebook. The term has also become muddied by public officials and politicians – most famously US president Donald Trump – using it to refer to news stories they claim are inaccurate or biased.
Top media editors explain why journalism is important
Earlier this year Dr Colleen Murrell filmed a number of interviews with senior media editors and she asked them what they believed was the point of journalism today.
Legacies of resistance we need to act upon
PhD candidate Matteo Dutto shares his PhD research into three iconic legacies of resistance in Australia.
Can 36 questions make any two people fall in love?
Three Monash University students decided to see what would happen if they each went up to a stranger and asked if they could share two hours and 36 of the most intimate questions imaginable – and let them record it for publication.
Waleed wins Silver Logie from field of celebrities
The Project host and Monash lecturer Waleed Aly has won the coveted TV Week 2017 Silver Logie Award for Best Presenter.
Apply now: Hong Kong field school
What does it take to get a job in journalism in Asia – and why is Hong Kong so vital to the global news industry? In this unit, students will travel to the Asian media capital to explore why this world city is the big draw for news companies from around the globe.
Monash journalism graduates & staff win three Quills
Monash University students, graduates and staff have stamped their authority on Australian journalism to claim three Quill awards and three high commendations in the coveted 2016 Melbourne Press Club awards.
What leading editors look for in student journalists
Colleen Murrell, a senior lecturer in the journalism department at Monash University, spent part of January and February this year interviewing media editors in Sydney, London and Paris for a research project. The Times editor, John Witherow (pictured left), offers great advice for student journalists.
Nathan joins AFL reigning premier, the Bulldogs
Monash University journalism graduate Nathan Lay has landed an impressive role at the Western Bulldogs, working as the social media and digital coordinator for the AFL’s reigning premier. Nathan interned at St Kilda to prepare for his great opportunity.
Game, set, match with alumnus Joel Smith
From creating a documentary in Norway to producing a 10 week radio show, we spoke with Joel Smith about his study experience at Monash and how he landed his dream job at Tennis Australia.