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!
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!
Want to flex that podcasting muscle over the summer break?
All The Best is a storytelling podcast and broadcast show on SYN Media, 3RRR and FBi Radio. We’re looking for contributors for our upcoming summer season. Over eight weeks, you’ll get to make a story of any length with supervising producers by your side. We’ll kick off with a Pitch Workshop on Monday 5th November from 6pm at SYN (16 Cardigan St, Carlton), so bring along any story ideas and/or your enthusiasm.
Head over to our Facebook event for more details.
See you there!
A great opportunity from our friends at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival!
More info and entry details HERE!
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.
Our friends at Exile Entertainment are offering two intern positions for RMIT Media students to assist in marketing campaigns for the release of feature films including the Venice premiering West of Sunshine and upcoming documentary Green Light, as well as new productions. Exile Entertainment is an independent Film & TV production/distribution business based in Melbourne.
A wonderful opportunity extended to us by our friends in the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies). Be sure to check dates, costs and travel safety information before applying for any international experience.
This internship opportunity has a PR focus, but us savvy Media bods can cut across most disciplines — if interested, send a message to Victoria Baldwin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Relations Officer (volunteer); Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship – Environmental Care
– Creating public relations content (especially in relation to the Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award)
– Creating and distributing social media content
– Attending weekly meetings