And action! The VCA Digital Archive opens to the public
Shorts made at film school have played an iconic role in the history of Australian cinema, revealing fresh talents, winning prestigious awards and launching some big international careers. But where do you find those films now, especially the ones made back in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and even 90s before everything was available on YouTube and Vimeo?
When filmmaker and academic Donna Lyon started working at the Victorian College of the Arts' Film and Television department in 2013, one of her roles was overseeing the distribution of student films that had gained traction beyond academia. Donna's efforts have recently seen the public launch of the VCA Film and Television Digital Archive, providing online access, for the first time, to the audiovisual holdings of Australia's oldest continuing film school.
Image: Donna Lyon, Lecturer at VCA Film and Television. Photograph Giulia McGauran