Castlemaine Documentary Festival 2022

Castlemaine Documentary Festival 2022

Monash Arts is proud to partner with the Castlemaine Documentary Festival. The Festival, now in its eighth year, will run from 1-3 July 2022 at the iconic Theatre Royal in Castlemaine, mainland Australia’s oldest continuously operating cinema.

Work Integrated Learning partnership

We are excited to have three Monash Arts students interning at this year's Festival as part of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program:

Our students will be part of a video production team capturing the discussion panels following the film screenings, and they will work with industry professionals including a director/cinematographer, producer and sound engineer. They will record the panels with a multi-camera setup and edit their work on the fly for upload to the Castlemaine Documentary Festival (C-Doc) website. This live video production experience will expand and consolidate technical skills, establish industry connections, and provide further work examples for future employability.

Monash is thrilled to be working with C-Doc on an ongoing basis, with nine placements available for School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ) students through the WIL program each year. These placements will take place at C-Doc across areas which may include: Website Management; Arts Administration; Public Relations; Artist Services; Panel Curation and Production; Stage Management and Interviewing; Marketing, Social Media Management and Podcasting.

Presented by Monash University


Letters from Baghdad


Letters from Baghdad  tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. Bell shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today.

Post screening: Monash University's Associate Professor Deane Williams in conversation with Sari Braithwaite and Kacey Sinclair

Watch the trailer

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