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Some happy snaps from the Studio Screenings and Exhibitions for Semester 1, 2022. Well done everyone!
As Week 12 draws steadily to a close, and we look forward to our Studio Exhibitions and Screenings next week, let’s take a look back at the semester that was!
from Sarah Menegon
My short documentary film RUBY has been selected for entry to the 4th Annual MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL which will take place online this year. I’m thrilled with the response to it so far. My film was created as a part of the fantastic studio REAL TO REEL about my friend Ruby. Ruby moved to Melbourne to start a new adventure, but her family back home had other plans. Marriage in her culture is a family affair where everyone is involved. Ruby’s family have been on the hunt for someone to “take care of her” for years now but Ruby was in no rush to settle.
Additionally, RUBY will be a part of Swinburne research project ‘Zooming In’ which is an online portal used to explore contemporary multicultural life through the lens and will join their travelling roadshow ‘Zooming Out’ which tours multicultural films to regional Victorian towns’ screening to diverse audiences.
NEWS JUST IN: 16 September 2021
RUBY has just been accepted to screen on Femflix the first BcommMedia work to be part of a paid streaming service!
NEWS JUST IN: 16 September 2021
The multicultural film festival Ruby will be on SBS on demand and shown on the big screen at Fed Square.
Media graduates Fergus Grady (writer, director, producer) and Kim Ingles (executive producer) have secured funding for their film Gloriavale through the Producer Program.
Screen Australia has announced $2.3 million of documentary production funding for eight projects through the Producer Program and two projects through the Commissioned Program.
Gloriavale: A feature documentary about the infamous Gloriavale Christian Community and the institutional failures that have allowed one of the world’s biggest and longest running cults to continue. Told through the personal journey of a man fighting to save his family, the film follows a group of unlikely heroes as they interrogate accusations of abuse and modern day slavery within this isolated community. Gloriavale is written, directed and produced by Noel Smyth and Fergus Grady who previously collaborated on Camino Skies. The executive producers are Kim Ingles (Impact Producer on The Australian Dream) and Richard Fletcher (This Could Go Anywhere).
The Bcomm (Media) studio program worked with our partner ACMI to get students to produce a series of short explainer videos communicating concepts across film, TV, videogames and digital art.
The project was run by studio leader Cat Lew with Brian Morris and Paul Ritchard as coords. Working with ACMI they provided guidance and critiques to the students throughout the concept development and production of these pieces.
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.