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AFIRC Research Fellowship – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

The AFI Research Collection, in partnership with the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, is pleased to announce the 2018 AFIRC Research Fellowship. The Fellowship will provide a stipend of up to $5000 (AUD). ABOUT THE AFIRC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP … Continue reading


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CLOSED on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 and website renovations

The AFI Research Collection is closed on Friday September 29th. The library will re-open on Monday October 2nd. The AFI Research Collection website will not be operation on Friday September 29th and during parts of Saturday September 30th and Sunday … Continue reading


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Professor Tom O’Regan: presentation on the history of Film Reviewing now available

Re-inventing Film Writing: Why the Coming of Sound matters to the Development of Film Reviewing Video link to Professor O’Regan’s presentation The advent of the sound cinema transformed the relation between the cinema and film writing. In the silent period … Continue reading


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Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Australian Womens’ Film and criticism: now online

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas: Winner of the 2017 AFIRC Research Fellowship Alexandra Heller-Nicholas has been a regular visitor to the AFI Research Collection in the past couple of months, primarily working on her project Hidden in Plain Sight: Australian Women’s Film Criticism, 1980 – … Continue reading


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Garth Davis in conversation with Rowan Woods – video now available

GARTH DAVIS (director of ‘Lion’, ‘Top of the Lake’) in conversation with ROWAN WOODS (director of ‘The Boys’, ‘Little Fish’, ‘The Kettering Incident’, ‘Rake’) – May 30, 2017 Presented by The Australian Directors’ Guild in association with RMIT University’s School … Continue reading


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AFI Research Collection closed 31st May 2017

Due to renovations the AFI Research Collection will be closed on Wednesday 31st of May 2017. Apologies for any inconvenience  


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In Conversation with Clare Stewart: International Film Festivals – connecting films with markets and audiences

CLARE STEWART, from the British Film Institute, in conversation with Lisa French at RMIT University on 21 November 2016. Clare Stewart, Head of Festivals for the BFI (British Film Institute) draws on her own experience and approach as Festival Director … Continue reading


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Summer hours 2016/17 at the AFIRC

The AFI Research Collection is starting to wind down operations over the summer months. We will be open by appointment only Monday to Friday until Wednesday December 21. The AFI Research Collection will be closed over the Xmas and New … Continue reading


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WINNER of the 2017 AFIRC Research Fellowship

The 2017 AFIRC Research Fellowship has been awarded to Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. Her project, titled Hidden in Plain Sight: Australian Women’s Film Criticism, 1980 – 1999, will examine the intersection between women’s film criticism and women’s filmmaking practices in Australia during … Continue reading


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VIDEO: In Conversation with Screen Australia and Film Victoria

In Conversation event with Screen Australia and Film Victoria. The focus of this In Conversation event was the business of Feature Film development and financing, primarily for narrative projects, although documentary features were also covered. The discussion examined various elements … Continue reading


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