VCA Film and TV Graduate Screenings show off local talent

December 13 / 126

The work of graduating students from the VCA’s School of Film and Television has been featured in several public screenings at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). 

The public screenings were the first chance to see these films before their release to the international film circuit.

This year’s events also celebrate 45 years of public screenings of work by VCA graduating students.

Nicolette Freeman, Head of the VCA School of Film and Television, said it was a milestone year for the VCA School of Film and Television.

“These films are the culmination of years of intensive training at the VCA, and many go on to critical and popular acclaim at national and international film festivals including Melbourne, St. Kilda, Cannes, Sundance, Palm Springs and many more,” she said.

“Each year, these screenings display the creativity and powerful storytelling of a very diverse student cohort – every story is differently told and realised, and it is always a thrill to witness the culmination of many years of dedicated study,” she said.

“The next step for these filmmakers is the local and international film festival circuits.”

The 2013 Screenings Season included:

• Rigor Mortis by Eddie Diamandi – A successful funeral embalmer and a family man gets a visit from an unhinged lover, revealing a secret that can destroy his family unit.

• Grey Bull by Eddy Bell - When Martin, a South Sudanese refugee, happens upon a bull he believes is his spiritual totem, he decides to rescue it from the abattoir he works in.

• Misgivings by Rachel Ross - One Christmas Eve Santa injures himself forcing his wife to deliver the presents but what she brings home he never expected.

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