The films in this collection include celluloid, tape and digital films made by students of the VCA School of Film and Television, and of its former home at the Swinburne Institute of Technology.
Given the social and cultural shifts that have taken place since the school began in 1966, the films in the collection vividly represent those changing times, as well as the developing face of Melbourne both physically and demographically. Aesthetic trends in fashion, design and filmmaking styles, as well as technical developments are also evident. The collection also includes the films of performers and filmmakers who have since gathered significant reputations, showcasing Melbourne’s special place in the Australian film industry. Since the start of the 21st Century the school has been home to an increasing number of international students, and the collection also contains many fascinating stories told either of their Australian experience or based and shot in their home countries.
VCA FTV is interested to engage in an ongoing conversation with alumni and people involved in the making of the films to enhance the value of the collection. If you would like to get involved please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
Still from Blue Tongue (2004) directed by Justin Kurzel.