Film and Television
Nanette, self-deprecation and when not to use it
Hannah Gadsby's Nanette highlights why Australians' tendency to self-deprecate needs to be handled with caution, says a University of Melbourne psychologist.
Cannes vs Netflix: A screen battle of blockbuster proportions
A University of Melbourne expert looks at the clash between the Cannes Film Festival and Netflix, after films without theatrical distribution were disallowed.
Why the lost daughters of Picnic at Hanging Rock still haunt us
As the new adaption of Picnic at Hanging Rock debuts on TV, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the rise of feminism and female leads on our small screens
Cris Jones on The Death and Life of Otto Bloom
Director Cris Jones discusses his debut feature, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, this year's Melbourne International Film Festival opening film.
Five decades of films and the city that inspired them
Fifty unseen films have been released by the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts. What do they tell us about the city that inspired them?
Film in the 2010s and beyond ... what's on next?
As virtual reality and multi-stranded games narratives grow in stature, filmmakers face new challenges and opportunities in creating engaging stories.
When Australia met Un-Australia – film in the 2000s
Australian cinema in the 2000s, including these rare films from the University of Melbourne, was concerned with immigration, "otherness" and national identity.
Sex in the 90s: feminism on film
Feminism on film underwent a makeover in the 1990s. How did cinema in this decade rework, reject, radicalise or reinforce portrayals of women on screen?
Film in 1970s Melbourne — the enduring human drama
Three never-before-seen films from the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts offer insights into filmmaking, and Melbourne life, in the 1970s.
Cool All at Onceness: Australian film in the 1960s
Film and television alumnus Ian Baker's 1968 short film, shot while a student, reveals much about the state of the Australian film industry at the time.