Sightlines 2019: Screen Production and the Academy

Melbourne, Australia, 2.-4. December 2019

Registrations are now open for Sightlines 2019: Screen Production and the Academy.

*2-4 December 2019*
*RMIT University,*
*Melbourne, Australia*

Sightlines is a two-day event that will focus on the developing field of filmmaking as a form of academic research.

Universities worldwide contain academics and students who engage in filmmaking practice. Part conference and part festival, Sightlines will include screenings of work within a wide range of styles and formats, as well as presentations and discussions on the diverse ways in which screen practice can be seen as contributing to knowledge.

Presented by the Screen and Sound Cultures Research Group, within RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication, with the support of the Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association (ASPERA).

The keynote speaker for the conference will be *Associate Professor Susan Kerrigan*, from The University of Newcastle, who will be speaking about Engagement and Impact using the metaphor of a TV series.

Engagement and Impact – a TV series: the backstory, the audiences and ROI for screen production researchers.

Opening Night (6:30pm, 2 Dec 2019)

Join us in the world heritage, recently renovated The Capitol for an evening of screenings and conversations around the power of screen production towards achieving cultural understanding and how to develop an inclusive screen industry. With a focus on ABC web series Art Bites: Third Culture Kids, Thomas Banks' Quest for Love (winner of Best Short Film at MQFF 2019), Elders (MIFF 2019 Official Selection), and the BIRRARANGGA Film Festival, we will be joined by Tony Briggs, Santilla Chingaipe, Phoebe Hart and Shannon Owen, as well as Chloé Brugalé and Robert Connolly.

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