Writers wanted to curate and create: The VCA Digital Archive Project needs you

VCA Film and Television is Australia's oldest film school, housing an audiovisual collection dating back to 1967. The VCA Digital Archive Project has been underway since 2015, aimed at unlocking the VCA Film and Television Archive for the first time to create new intersections between expert knowledge, curatorial practice and student-generated content.

The Project is now looking for writers to help shape and theme the films in the soon to be released Archive.

Writers will work with a chosen theme (e.g. feminism, social justice, LGBTIQA, disability, mental illness, adolescence and more) and respond to films in the collection that fit the theme selected. Articles can be a creative response, personal pieces, essays, reviews or reflective pieces.

Article length: 750 words. Platform: VCA Precinct and social media. Payment: $350 voucher of your choosing. Register your interest: donna.hensler@unimelb.edu.au, 0412 563 451. Article deadline is 1 December 2018.

Image: Still detail from The Kid in the Closet, directed by Melodie Shen, 2013