To be held in association with the Universities of Deakin, La Trobe, Melbourne, Monash, RMIT and Swinburne; and in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Australian Film Institute, and the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions.
Confirmed keynote: Lesley Stern, Professor Emerita University of California, San Diego.
Screen media form the connective tissue of Melbourne’s cultural life. From key moments in early cinema, such as the production of the world’s first feature lm The Story of the Kelly Gang, to the broadcast of national events like the Melbourne Cup and AFL Grand Final, to early video game developers such as Beam Software setting up in the city, there is barely a section of Melbourne that is not illuminated by screen culture.
This three-day symposium, organised by the cross-institutional Melbourne Screen Studies Group, will chart this vibrant activity through presentations, panel discussions, industry events, and screenings. Feature events include a screening of The Story of the Kelly Gang at the Old Melbourne Gaol plus a curated program of film and video works on the big screen at Federation Square.