The New Normal International Film Festival is here!

The Festival Experience Media studio adapted quickly to the changing times, and will run the inaugural New Normal International Film Festival from 4-6 June!

New Normal Film Festival banner.

The New Normal International Film Festival 2020 has arisen in response to the unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in. At a time of vast social isolation, the festival aims to keep the spirit of cinema alive, fostering a sense of community and celebration in filmmakers and lovers the world round.

Through a live stream of short films and engagement with the filmmaking community the festival will explore the concept of the ‘New Normal’, aiming to discuss what is considered as ‘normal’ both in the past and present, whilst looking to a possible shared future.

The festival emerged from the Media studio ‘The Festival Experience’, which has been closely monitoring and responding to how film festivals are changing modalities to cope with lockdown. The festival is sponsored by RMIT, The Capitol Theatre, RMITV, Finger Food People, SYN Radio, and Fix ‘N’ Chips.

To find out how to join in the fun, visit the website.

Winners – RUSU Student Short Film Festival 2019 MEDIA CLEAN SWEEP

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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

Student Success: The Gnomologists in Byron Bay!

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.