Welcome Djoymi Baker!

We are delighted to welcome to the Media/Cinema team Dr Djoymi Baker, who has been appointed as an Early Career Development Fellow. Djoymi is an established teacher and researcher in film and media studies, and has published numerous articles on film and television, on topics such as fandom, myth in popular culture, and genre studies.

Djoymi is the author of To Boldly Go: Marketing the Myth of Star Trek (2018) and the co-author of The Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014). Recent work appears in The Age of Netflix (2017) and The New Peplum (2018), and in The Soundtrack journal (2019).

Djoymi will be teaching into Introduction to Cinema Studies and True Lies: Documentary Studies in Semester 1, so please make her feel welcome!

Media Studios – Sem 1, 2020

Hi everyone, and welcome/back to 2020!

Here’s the amazing list of Media Studios running in Semester 1, 2020:

ALTERNATIVE MOBILE MEDIA
Exploring non-western media technology through analysis and making experiments

CLIMATE CHANGING MEDIA
The political and poetic possibilities of climate change communications

DELIBERATE FILM
The learning of filmmaking inspired by prompts and guided with constraints

DEMAGOGUES, DOUBTERS AND DOUCHEBAGS
The voice-over in documentary film

DOCUMENTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Imaging new futures

EXPERIMENT. SCREEN. SENSATION.
Screen art and film workshop

FACT CHECK
Figuring out fake news and post-truth, a collaboration with RMIT ABC Fact Check

THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
Conceiving and mounting a film festival

FROM SCREEN TO STREET
A video collaboration with HRAFF 2020

FUTURE MACHINA
Creating contemporary futurology with film, video, audio & immersive art

GREEN MEDIA
Making media in partnership with Friends of the Earth’s ‘Act on Climate’ campaign

INFINITE LISTS
Poetic approaches to media production

MAKING EMBODIMENT
Media making through, with and about the sensing body

MAKING SENSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Exploring social media as a space for research and creative media making; a collaboration with Sensis

REAL TO REEL
Self directed non-fiction project

ROOM WITH A VIEW
Live to air radio as a site for collaborative production and distribution; in collaboration with RRR

THE SCENE IN CINEMA
Studies in camera coverage

For more details, head over to the Studios site. And let us know what you’d like to see more of in future semesters!

Winners – RUSU Student Short Film Festival 2019 MEDIA CLEAN SWEEP

Bcomm Media
Every prize!
Congratulations to all and the studio leaders involved
RUSU:
Thank you for participating in the first-ever RUSU Student Short Film Festival! Honestly, the judging panel loved all the films that were submitted. The level of talent and craft that each film was made with really impressed us, and if we could have, we would have awarded you all!
But there were some films that really stood out for the judging panel. The winners are listed below. Congratulations!
  • Eamon Willis: Now Departing Platform One
    • REAL TO REAL studio
  • Mairin Angel, Leah Oliveria and Morgan Reinwald: One Of The Good Ones
    • WITNESS studio
  • Caitlin Devos: The Gaze
    • SCREENING FASHION studio
  • Eleanore Mitchell, Ella Connoley, Mercedes Kane: Slutwalk
    • WITNESS studio
  • Belinda Tan: What Would I Have Missed Out On If It Happened?
  • Soyoung Oh: We Live Inside Each Other (Viewer’s Choice Award)
    • SCREENING FASHION studio

Rough Cut Film

A huge congratulations to B.Comm(Media) grad (and current Honours student) Samuel Harris and fellow alumni of the MIFF Critics’ Campus, who have established the film criticism website Rough Cut. The site will house reviews of films, festivals, interviews and other cinema-related articles.

The website was also recently featured on Criterion Daily, so is getting some serious international traction (and traffic!):

A group of young critics in Australia have banded together and launched an online publication, Rough Cut.Among the highlights so far are Ivana Brehas’s audiovisual essay on “moments of physical opposition” in Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky (1976), André Shannon’s interview with Carlos Reygadas, and Valerie Ng’s essay on Jacques Tati’s Mon oncle (1958), which “draws humor from the community of things, the collective action, and the culmination of parts—the architecture of rooms, windows, and doors; of people, children, and dogs, materializing a gentle portrait of social practice.”

Well done Rough Cut team!

Global Experience: Reimagining India

Congratulations to Media student Anna K Miers who has recently returned from an amazing adventure in India as part of a global experience. She put together this video documenting her experiences.

Anna also sent through this summary of the tour:

“We spent a few weeks travelling around India: from Delhi, to Agra, Jaipur and then Mumbai – visiting various NGOs, tech startups, and cultural sites. Spending the day at Sheroes in Agra, Jaipur Foot in Jaipur, and the Dharavi slums in Mumbai, were the three absolute highlights of the trip, and provided amazing insight, especially as someone who is pursuing a career in documentary film & photography, into connecting with people, learning and documenting within a relatively small amount of time.”

Well done Anna!

West End Film Festival 2019!

We’re back for our 10th year! We’ve currently got six days left on our early bird discount for film submissions, so share far and wide and get ready to mingle with some of Australia’s hottest emerging filmmakers.

We’ve upped our best film prize to $3000. Click the link below and submit your film. Don’t have a film? Forward this email onto your film making friends and we’ll update you shortly on West End Film Festival 2019!

Don’t worry if you have not finished your film, submissions close April 1st.
Submit your short film

 

Calling all documentary makers

Calling all RMIT documentary makers.

In collaboration with Doqumenta film festival in Queretaro, Mexico; Aquí y Allá brings together the best of the student category of Doqumenta’s 2018 festival program, with a selection of documentary shorts by RMIT students, to be exhibited at First Site Gallery RMIT. We are currently calling for submissions by RMIT students to curate into the show.

Details for submissions:

-Five selected videos will be screened at First Site Gallery from May 21st to 31st, 2019

-Films should be no more than 15 minutes long

-We are seeking works that explore unique local narratives through people, places or customs

-Short films must have been created in 2018 or 2019

The selected works will also be added to Doqumenta’s 2019 program and screened in Mexico, August 2019

To apply please email your submissions as a link to video or download by March 15th to Claudia ats3711265@student.rmit.edu.au