ACF206 - Contemporary Topics in Screen Cultures

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in an Arts or Arts combined course

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALC216, AMC236

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hours screening per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Independent and collaborative learning activities including: 1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hours screening per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week equivalent

Content

Film festivals are of increasing importance to filmmakers, industry professionals, audiences, and scholars alike. Emerging over 70 years ago to drive the global distribution of film, festivals now play a pivotal role in our understanding of local and international screen culture. Festivals also inform our appreciation of the creative industries economy. This course offers a critical introduction to film festivals today. Exploring major international festivals (such as the Berlinale, Cannes, Venice, and the Sundance Film Festival) the unit also addresses more marginal and/or online forums (Cinema Ritrovato (Bologna), Le Giornate del Cinema Muto (Pordenone), and Webfests such as the Vancouver and Melbourne Webfest). Topics we will explore include: festival programming and organization, issues of film production and film distribution, the relationship between festivals and the city, festivals and celebrity culture, Webfests, and the future of festivals

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