Student work and testimonials
Student films and projects
Watch this trailer for a recent film made by students Vivian Tang and Sara Zelinger that was nominated for a 2021 ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Award in the ‘Best Experimental Film’ category. Crave aims to uncover how cultural differences can have a profound effect on your inner psyche and the way you see yourself in the world – and it all starts with a vegemite scroll.
Watch this film by students Jiawen Xue and Todd Manion about Jo, a young Chinese woman and international student living in Melbourne. Driven by the desire to combat her isolation, she finds a sense of freedom and belonging in her new city through longboard dancing.
A recent film made by students Eloise Halloran and Cecilia Tsan in which a band details their process of translating terrible relationship experiences into music, and the struggles of coordinating four university age students.
Monash Film and Screen Studies PhD student Isabella Mahoney’s article about prolific independent filmmaker Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee is published on Senses of Cinema.
Monash Film and Screen Studies PhD student Marija Antic’s article about women’s lives on screen in films by Shirin Neshat is published in The European Journal of Life Writing.
Monash Film and Screen Studies PhD alumni Simon Troon’s article on disaster movies is published on The Neutral.
Lasting from 2013 to 2019, Peehole Journal was edited by two Monash Film and Screen Studies students and ECRs Whitney Monaghan and Belinda Glynn (with Kate Warren) and features creative criticism by many postgraduate students from our school and beyond in its archived issues. Peephole features short essays on single shots of film, television and other screen media. Gesturing back to the cinematic moments viewed through the peephole, each piece is presented alongside a brief animation of the shot under discussion.
Student testimonials and reviews
“For me, I really love the collaborative nature of filmmaking. I love writing the blueprint of what something is going to be and watching a whole bunch of talented people turn it into a living, breathing thing that's immortalised and enjoyed.”
“When I started my film degree, I had a somewhat conventional idea of what a film should be. So when I took the Alternative Film and Video class in second year, my whole outlook on life changed.”
Read more testimonials from graduate researchers from the Film, Media, Communications and Journalism program.