Editorial 16 August 2017

This week in our Arts Education & Training Feature we take you into the postgraduate screen-world with an in-depth look at the Australian Film Television and Radio School’s new Masters Degree programs. A recent graduate, writer-director Brendon McDonall, has gone on to win prizes and awards in the UK (for All God’s Creatures, see it here) and the US for The Dam (about two elderly men visiting the site that defined their young lives; image above) which he wrote and directed at AFTRS for his degree. And there’s much more screen art this week: Martin Walch and David Stephenson’s The Derwent; a 1994 interview from our Deep Archive with Philip Brophy about his hilariously provocative feature Body Melt; a review that applauds A Flickering Truth (this week’s DVD Giveaway) with its account of the recovery in Afghanistan of many films thought lost to war and terror; and a hard but forgiving look at Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl. Keith & Virginia

Top image credit: The Dam

16 August 2017