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.
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