VCA Film and Television Graduate Season

Catch more than 40 films by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Film and Television graduating class of 2020 exclusively on MIFF Play.

This special free-to-view presentation features some of the most diverse films ever seen in a final-year graduate showcase, encompassing themes such as isolation, love, existential dread, family and self-discovery. It is the culmination of years of effort and ingenuity from the graduating cohort, and includes work by both Master’s and undergraduate students from disciplines spanning film and television, screenwriting and producing.

All the films were shot under tight COVID-safe restrictions, yet the passion of the filmmakers remains as strong as ever. “The traditional benchmarks and measures of success in filmmaking don’t apply in this context,” remarks Head of VCA Film and Television Andrew O’Keefe. “Each student has demonstrated incredible resilience and commitment to realise their vision and accomplish their work.”

Echoing these sentiments, MIFF Artistic Director Al Cossar says:

VCA continues to be an extraordinary setting for the development of cinematic visions and filmmaking voices – those that have charted a path far within the industry, and within the attention and affections of audiences. Through this graduate season … we get a glimpse of who’s next.

All the short films are available to view on MIFF Play – free and Australia-wide – from 27 September to 10 October.

Explore the Program

This presentation is part of an ongoing partnership between MIFF and the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Find out more about the faculty’s film and television offering here.