Film and Television News and Events

Visionnaire 2013

A collection of student films will be screened at The Astor Theatre on Sunday 17 November 2013.
Tickets via Deakin University.
Visionnaire facebook event page


Audrey of the Alps - Trailer from Grace McKenzie.

Congratulations to our alumni Grace McKenzie for winning two major awards for her feature documentary, Audrey of the Alps: The Australian Director's Guild Best Direction in a Documentary Feature and F4 Award for Outstanding New Australian Documentary Talent at the Australian International Documentary Conference.

Grace graduated with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (now BA Film and Television), majoring in Screen Studies, in the mid-2000s and is the daughter of Brian McKenzie an esteemed documentary filmmaker who has produced many documentaries and aired on the ABC and SBS. He has taught the documentary unit with Deakin University in 2011 and 2012.

Deakin film and television students in the Deakin Broadcast studio on the Marngrook Footy Show set

Marngrook Footy Show is back at Deakin TV Broadcast Studio

The first episode of The Marngrook Footy Show for the 2013 AFL Season will be broadcast live on 21 March 2013 at 7:30 pm from the Deakin Broadcast Studio.

Photo: Deakin Broadcast Studio Crew on the set.

a still from All the way through

Deakin Film alumni film showing at Cinema Nova (Exclusive)
All The Way Through Evening' Directed and Produced by Deakin alumni
Due to fantastic box office figures in our first week, the theatrical season is extended.


darcy and kelly

From London … Darcy Bonser and Australian Paralympian Kelly Cartwright at the Opening Ceremony. Darcy is one of the Multimedia Coordinators with the Australian Paralympic Team. Darcy studied Media Arts at Deakin and has worked on many TV programs in Australia. He is currently in London producing content for the Australian Paralympic website, YouTube and Social Media, and also for the International Media.


students work alongside industry professionals on film production

Deakin students work alongside industry professionals on film production
Fourteen Deakin student interns, over 45 hours of production, four locations across five different cameras, including Deakin's new HD cameras and systems, and finally producers Steve Kearney and Leanne Tonkes from Mini Studios called 'Cut' on their short film 'Fish and Chips'.


tv control room

Deakin's world class HD Television studio build in 2011
The Deakin TV studio upgrade is in line with the industry moving to HD as the acquisition and broadcast standard. This upgrade will ensure students have access to high end, industry standard equipment to prepare them for professional practice.
The upgrade includes Sony Digital HD cameras and systems, a Panasonic 16 channel multi-format Vision Switcher, a new 24 channel audio mixing console and workstation, world class engineering monitoring and equipment. The highest standard in tapeless recording and playback systems was also installed.

students with red epic camera

Deakin world first as filmmakers' dream RED EPIC cameras arrive
James Cameron has 50, Peter Jackson is using 30 to film The Hobbit and now budding filmmakers at Deakin University will be able to participate in a world first and work with the filmmaker's dream, a RED EPIC camera.


Anna Kannava dreamed of becoming an artist | Anna Kannava Scholarship

atom awards logo Multi award winning DeakinTV student crew

Study Tours - Study tours regularly run for Film students. For details of next tour contact:
Simon Wilmot or email

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