Monthly Archives: April 2018

We are open to visitors — all are welcome

The AFI Research Collection is now open to visitors again. Monday – Thursday: 10:30am – 4:30pm We welcome students, academics, industry people and members of the public to come in and explore our collections. Feel free to contact us in … Continue reading


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2023 AFI Research Collection Fellowship

RMIT’s AFI Research Collection is pleased to announce the 2023/2024 AFI Research Collection Fellowship.  Applications are now open The AFIRC invites proposals that showcase the unique holdings and promotes the AFIRC through a published or non-traditional research output. We welcome … Continue reading


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Book launch: Transgressive Women…

Book launch: TV Transformations and Transgressive Women – From Prisoner Cell Block H to Wentworth AFI Research Collection steering committee Stayci Taylor launches this co-edited collection (with Radha O’Meara – UniMelb, Tessa Dwyer -Monash and Craig Batty – UniSA) on 11 … Continue reading


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AFIRC Fellowship Winner announced

The AFI Research Collection and RMIT Culture are thrilled to announce that the 2022/3 AFI Research Collection Fellowship winner is Dr Ruth Richards with her project titled ‘Histories of Australian Women In Animation’. The proposed research project intends to examine … Continue reading


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AFIRC event — Into the Archives

An RMIT Culture Salon celebrating the AFI Research Collection Research Fellowship For over 10 years, the AFI Research Collection Research Fellowship has supported scholars to delve into the wealth of the archive. To celebrate the announcement of the recipient of … Continue reading


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New books

Come and visit the AFI Research Collection. Here is a selection of our favourite new acquisitions so far this year: Brian MacFarlane – The Films of Fred Schepisi. University of Mississippi Press, 2022. Claire Perkins & Michele Schreiber. Independent Women: … Continue reading


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New book: Script Development

Stayci Taylor is a Lecturer in Media at RMIT University, Australia. She is an award-winning screenwriter and researcher, published widely on screenwriting, web series and creative writing. Craig Batty is Dean of Research at University of South Australia, Australia. He … Continue reading


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AFI RC Fellowship winner announced

The 2021 AFI Research Collection Fellowship has been awarded to James Findlay. James Finlay’s project is titled ‘Framing the frontier: Australian settler colonialism on television after 1970’. The frontier is one of the most pervasive concepts in the production of national identity.  This project will study representations of the frontier over the … Continue reading


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New book: Material Media-Making in the Digital Age

By Daniel Binns, published by Intellect Books, 20 July 2021 A journey through a variety of tools and technologies from vlogging to drone cinematography to considerations of time, editing, and sound design, Material Media-Making in the Digital Age offers professionals, … Continue reading


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New book: The Female Gaze in Documentary Film

by Lisa French, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 5 September 2021 The Female Gaze in Documentary Film – an International Perspective makes a timely contribution to the recent rise in interest in the status, presence, achievements and issues for women in … Continue reading


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Ticket giveaway at The Capitol

Win a double pass to ON GUARD and THE HANDMAID’S TALE, screening at The Capitol on March 27, 2021 Susan Lambert’s politically charged feminist thriller On Guard (1984) follows four women participating in a scheme of being surrogate mothers who … Continue reading


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Past Futures: SF at The Capitol

In celebrating Melbourne Design Week 2021, The Capitol is hosting several fantastic screenings and events. View the full program here Past Futures: Dystopias, Utopias and Back to Futurism on Screen curated by Ghita Loebenstein and Michelle Carey What futures were … Continue reading


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Dr Jessica Balanzategui wins 2020 Fellowship

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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Using the AFI RC remotely

The AFI Research Collection has now closed its physical doors until further notice. You will still be able to request some online assistance by email. Using the AFI Research Collection from home AFI RC update for staff and students List … 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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