Monthly Archives: July 2019

We are open again

The AFI Research Collection is delighted to announce that it has opened its physical research doors again. We welcome all students, academics and members of the public to come in and explore. Please note: due to Covid related restrictions there … 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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2021 AFI Research Collection Fellowship

RMIT’s AFI Research Collection, in partnership with RMIT Culture, and the Screen and Sound Cultures Research Group at RMIT University, is pleased to announce the 2021 AFI Research Collection Research Fellowship.  The Fellowship will provide a stipend of $5000 (AUD).  … 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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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, plus and assignments.  Peter Kemp is a writer, broadcaster and former lecturer in cinema studies … 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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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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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 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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