Thursday 23rd

All events at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, unless otherwise identified

8.30 Late registrations

9am Crime on the Streets: From Homicide to Jack Irish Panel Event —With TV writer/creator Matt Cameron ( Jack Irish, Secret City), television luminary Ian Crawford (Crawford Productions), crime writer Andrew Nette, and Prof. Jock Given (Swinburne University). Chaired by Deane Williams (Monash University). Presented in partnership with Monash University.

10.45 Difference: Screening Diversity Panel Event —With ABC Radio National’s Jason di Rosso, Executive Director of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival Dillan Golightly, Olivia Khoo (Monash University) and Leila Gurruwiwi (The Marngrook Footy Show). Presented in partnership with Deakin University.

12.15 Lunch (self-catered)

12.45 My Melbourne Project, Projection and Performance — The  My Melbourne project will put the city and its people front and centre to explore our emotional attachment to place and culture. An edited projection of photos and videos will screen, accompanied by an interactive live musical performance from The Yellow Peril Symphony. Co-hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Centre for Contemporary Photography.

2.15 Delegate Session D:

Melbourne Cinemagoing: Festivals and Film Societies


3.15 Delegate Session E:

On the Beach and Beyond


4.30 Experimenta Media Arts Screening and Panel Event—Showcase of Melbourne’s modern image makers during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s curated by Dirk de Bruyn, followed by a panel featuring instrumental figures from the early days of Experimenta discussing key works and artists from the period. Presented in partnership with Experimenta Media Arts. With Jonathan Parsons, Dirk de Bruyn, Keely Macarow and John Smithies.

6.30 The Capitol Theatre, Capitol Theatre 113 Swanston St—Prof. Lisa French (RMIT University) will provide a mini-history of this iconic theatre, which opened in 1924 and is regarded as the finest work by Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin. Presented in partnership with RMIT University.