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ACCESSING THE AFI RESEARCH COLLECTION DURING THE SUMMER

ACCESS TO AFI RESEARCH COLLECTION CHANGES Summer 2019-2020 The AFI Research Collection access will change over the Summer of 2019/2020. Until Friday December 20th, the AFI Research Collection is open by appointment only. Between December 21 2019, to January 5 … Continue reading


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2020 AFIRC Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Jessica Balanzategui

The AFI Research Collection and the RMIT University School of Media and Communication is very proud to announce that the 2020 AFIRC Research Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Jessica Balanzategui. Jessica’s winning application is titled: Children’s Television Genres in … Continue reading


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Brian McFarlane – The Never-ending Brief Encounter

Brian McFarlane is Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University and the author of more than twenty books and hundreds of articles. His latest book examines the lasting appeal of Brief Encounter, made in 1945, and still one of the most-loved British … Continue reading


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2020 AFIRC Research Fellowship – applications open 11 Oct

The AFI Research Collection, in partnership with the School of Media and Communication, and the Screen and Sound Cultures Research Group at RMIT University, is pleased to announce the 2020 AFIRC Research Fellowship. The Fellowship will provide a stipend of … Continue reading


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Researching LGB characters on Australian television

The queer history of Australian entertainment television remained largely unexamined until Dr Whitney Monaghan received the 2019 AFIRC Research Fellowship. Receiving the AFIRC Research Fellowship gave Monaghan the opportunity to closely examine scripts, clippings and other resources relating to television … Continue reading


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Peter Kemp is in the library

Project and essay advice available to students of all levels. Special Project Consultant Peter Kemp is available for consultation and informal advice relating to essays, and assignments. Peter Kemp is a writer, broadcaster and former lecturer in cinema studies in … Continue reading


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BOOK LAUNCH – 100 Years of Soviet Cinema

Adrian Danks will launch the first monograph drawn from Senses of Cinema online journal. The volume is edited by Daniel Fairfax and based on last year’s monograph to mark one hundred years since the Russian Revolution. More than sixty films … Continue reading


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LAUNCH – Companion to Australian Cinema

EDITED BY FELICITY COLLINS, JANE LANDMAN & SUSAN BYE This collection of original essays on Australian cinema in the twenty-first century will be launched by Katrina Sedgwick, CEO of ACMI Capitol Theatre in Swanston St, Melbourne 26 July 2019, 6pm-7.30pm. … Continue reading


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NEW IN – ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Edited by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Dean Brandum Spanning obscurity to notoriety the four films of director, screenwriter, actor and comic Elaine May have recently seen a long-overdue renaissance. The editors of this volume, Alexandra and Dean, are both previous recipients … Continue reading


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AFIRC at POPCAANZ19

Whitney Monaghan, our 2019 AFIRC Fellowship winner is presenting at this weeks PopCAANZ conference: Representing Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Characters on Primetime Australian Television: 1970 to 2000. The research is based on her time spent at The Collection earlier this … Continue reading


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