Monday, 5 February 2007

top screen 2007

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority are proud to present the best in moving image works by VCE students in 2006 as part of the VCAA's Season of Excellence. 

Top Screen profiles the state's best screen based art and moving image works created by Year 12 VCE students from all around Victoria. View innovative short films, documentaries, music clips and animations all produced by VCE media students and digital media including games and websites created by VCE VET students.

ACMI will be presenting the interactive works in the Memory Grid and the short films will be screened in the cinemas, allowing families, schools and the general community to experience young Victorian talent.

Tony Sweeney, Director ACMI said "ACMI is delighted to once again be presenting Top Screen, the films and multimedia works featured this year are truly inspiring."

"ACMI is committed to fostering young talent through our range of education programs and showcasing new and fresh artists, filmmakers and game developers. The Top Screen program is a great way to showcase the talent of tomorrow."

John Firth, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority said "Top Screen is a celebration of the skill and creativity of student film makers and multimedia students. I urge all secondary students to visit Top Screen at ACMI's world class facility at Federation Square."

"Students have a great opportunity to attend one of the education programs to see what VCE and VET studies have to offer. Top Screen also highlights the many exciting media and multimedia career opportunities available to young Victorians."

The season also includes a number of interesting discussions with filmmakers and guest presenters. Come and see the works of aspiring young filmmakers in ACMI's cinemas and discover the motivations behind the films in a Q&A session with the student filmmakers and State Reviewers. Learn more about the ethics surrounding portable broadcasting such as mobile phone films and online distribution with a look at portable broadcasting and ethics.

Ever wonder why teens love Donnie Darko?  Discuss the engaging aspects underpinning youth focused films in the teacher professional development session Films students love to study, if you're considering studying media, find out more from those in the know in Media Close Up and discover the appeal and analyse the selected films in Why did that get in?

Also included in the season are Machinima, Flash Animation and Scratch Animation workshops. The machinima workshop involves practical demonstrations and hands-on activities for creating machinima films using computer games. Discover the possibilities of flash animation with hands-on tutorials, perfect for teacher professional development. Explore animation techniques inspired by New Zealand artist Len Lye, where imagery is scratched directly onto celluloid in the Scratch Animation workshop.

From animation to documentary, music clips and spaghetti westerns, there is something to suit all tastes. Come along to ACMI and celebrate the talents and stunning achievements of these young artists, filmmakers and designers.

Top Screen 2007
Thursday 1 March-Thursday 31 May
Film Screenings $7, Film screening with discussion program $10
View event details
Call (03) 8663 2441 for workshop programs and early bird/regional discounts

Further information

Claire Butler
Communications Coordinator
[direct phone] 61 3 8663 2415 [fax] 61 3 8663 2498 [mobile] 0434 603 654
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