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Making Movies 3 (FLTV30013)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFLTV30013
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Making Movies 3 takes place at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and the VCA Southbank campus. Continuing the how and why of filmmaking, from the filmmaker’s point of view, this capstone experience concludes the Making Movies breadth stream, at this iconic Melbourne event.

This semester 2 intensive takes place over a 20 day period (evenings and weekends) during the July / August MIFF Festival season. An initial seminar will discuss the role of festivals for filmmakers, and explore the MIFF programme of upcoming events. Students will attend at least 10 x MIFF screenings and 5 x industry talks*, then discuss these events in three tutorials, spread throughout the festival duration.

* Some of these events will be curated (i.e. pre-determined by the subject co-ordinator) and others will be free choice. There may be themed experiences to choose from (eg fiction, documentary, social engagement, Australian cinema, Asian cinema). Cost of attendance at the festival is the student’s responsibility. Ticket prices are available at http://miff.com.au/index.php . Most industry talks are free.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion, students will have:

  • an enhanced understanding of international filmmaking;
  • an overview of film festivals, and their function for filmmakers;
  • an enhanced ability to critically analyse the application of filmmaking techniques and creative aesthetics to screen-based narratives.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed the ability to:

  • critically analyse a variety of films, from the point of view of film craft;
  • make significant contributions to group discussions of films;
  • keenly observe and report back on filmmaking insights, from viewings of film.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FLTV20005 Making Movies 2
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects

Not available to BFA (FTV), BFA (Animation) or BFA (Screenwriting) students

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

4 x journal entries (250 words each) Due throughout the intensive (20 days) - 25%

2 x film reviews (500 words each) 1 x due at end of week one of the festival, and 1 x due 1 week after the festival - 25%

1 x essay (2000 words) Due 3 weeks after last tutorial - 50%

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

95 hours

Further information

Last updated: 11 October 2019