The Digital Archive will showcase more than 50 years of student filmmaking in a publicly-accessible, ever-growing online collection of Australian film.

What is the archive?

The Film and Television Digital Archive is a living record of films produced by graduating students at the former Swinburne School of Film and Television (1966-1991) and at the Victorian College of the Arts (1992-), Australia's longest continuing film school.

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In 2016 we launch a sneak peak of 50 films from our vault to celebrate 50 years of student filmmaking.

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The Victorian College of the Arts Film and Television Archive is a recognised cultural collection at the University of Melbourne. 

The Digital Archive project is generously supported by:

The Digital Archive Project is supported by Film Victoria and ACMI.

We would also like to acknowledge:

  • DAMsmart
  • Anthony Lucas
  • Adelaide Parr
  • Deakin University
  • University of Melbourne Archive, Records, and Digitisation Centre
  • Lenton Parr Library
  • eScholarship Research Centre
  • VCA Film and Television staff
  • The many volunteers who have been involved in this project from the Cultural Collections Projects Program