Bachelor of Communication (Media) student Jodie Le has been selected to screen her work at the MAKESHIFT Exhibition at RMIT in May. MAKESHIFT is an ecologically-themed event that explores improvisation and thinking-through-making as a way to re-engage with a more-than-human world.
Jodie’s video piece e-waste was created as part of her studies in Documenting the Environment, a studio run by Dr Kim Munro in Semester 1, 2020, during the first lockdown.
MAKESHIFT opens in Megaflex, Building 8, RMIT City Campus, on 29 April, and will run through Thursday 6 May.
MAKESHIFT links: Facebook event // Exhibition tickets
The short documentary film NOW DEPARTING PLATFORM 1 — directed by B.Comm (Media) student Lucy Edwards, and produced by Edwards, Tess Macallan and Eamon Willis — will screen as part of the 6th Annual REEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL at the Lido Cinema on Saturday March 14th at 12.00PM and 4.PM.
The film was created as part of the REAL TO REEL Media Studio (led by Rohan Spong) in 2019. It celebrates a sense of community within a local railway station and shines a light on retiring station master Jim Jaworski of Auburn Train Station.
The film had previously taken out the top prize at the RUSU (RMIT Student Union) Film Festival.
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!
Congrats to second-year Media student Tristan Winter, whose film The Gnomologists has been selected for screening at the Byron Bay International Film Festival!
Tristan sent through this synopsis:
The locals of Gnomesville, Western Australia share the history and the conflicts they’ve faced with the ever-growing population of Gnomes.
Shot over 2 days, and edited over 7 months, I really wanted to create awareness of Gnomesville because there was a giant flood that went through there this year and washed away a lot of the Gnomes in the main section. So hopefully this film will inspire people to go to Gnomesville with a Gnome in hand and help the Gnomes rebuild what they’ve lost. #prayforgnomesville
The Gnomologists was produced as part of the Documentary as Action studio in 2017.
A still from The Gnomologists
A still from The Gnomologists