The AFI Research Collection and RMIT Culture are thrilled to announce that the 2023/4 AFI Research Collection Fellowship winner.
The Fellowship which has been awarded since 2011, giving researchers access and support to dive deep into the collection. It showcases the unique holdings of the AFIRC including special collections, film stills, newspaper clippings and other significant artefacts from the Australian film and television industry.
Past recipient Mark Ryan explored Ozploitation and Australian Gothic cinema in ‘Digging up the history of Australian horror cinema’ and Whitney Monaghan researched the representation of Queer characters on Australian TV.
Continuing the legacy of the fellowship is our new recipient, who I’m pleased to announce is Digby Houghton, a film critic, filmmaker and screenwriter from Melbourne. He is editor of Kinotopia newsletter and is interested in the intersection between history and film.
Digby will spend the coming year in the collection investigating of Melbourne’s historic film culture that will be used as the basis of a screenplay titled “Cine-Files”.
This is the first time we’ll have this type of creative outcome from the fellowship and we’re excited to see it come to life.
Congratulations to Digby and thank you to all of our applicants.