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New article in Alphaville Journal

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

I contributed an article about the Cronulla riot and Abe Forsythe's Down Under, the recent Australian film about it, for the new issue of the open-access journal Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.

The issue is themed "Screening Race: Constructions and Reconstructions in Twenty-first Century Media" and is guest edited by Loretta Goff and Caroline Schroeter. Access the article directly here and the table of contents here

Tropfest article in Metro Magazine

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The quarterly Australian film magazine Metro has published my article Shortcuts and Balloons: The Aesthetics of Tropfest in their winter issue (177).

Tropfest and its treacle-down influence has been bothering me for quite some time and this year I decided to take a close look at the finalists. In the article I discuss how the narrative and stylistic tropes of Tropfest films seem to be increasingly shaped by the shifting terms and conditions of the festival and the competitive culture surrounding it. I raise concerns about the impact this may have on the way Australian filmmakers approach the short film, and by extension, films more generally. I insist you grab a copy, read it and agree with absolutely everything I have to say, with no questions asked.

The new issue is available now, and you can preview some of the articles on the Metro website.