Screening Ideas is a public program celebrating the power and influence of film. With a focus on work from emerging scholars and filmmakers, the series pairs free film screenings with live panel events, lectures, and conversations. Experience cinema in a new way with extraordinary films and big ideas.
'Hava, Maryam, Ayesha': women’s filmmaking practices in Afghanistan
‘The Inner Scar’: Garrel, Nico, and the Zanzibar era revisited
‘Money Has Four Legs’: film and opposition in the Myanmar crisis
‘Sleep Has Her House’: experimental ecocinema in context
'Wood and Water': patience for slow cinema
'Wood and Water': capturing the elements
'The Faculties': what is the meaning of the university institution?
'Ali's Wedding': reframing Asian-Australia
Duncan Caillard is a PhD candidate in Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne, and a coordinator of the Screening Ideas program. His research addresses empty space, silence and inactivity in contemporary art cinema, with a focus on independent filmmaking in Southeast Asia.
Corey Cribb is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne whose research re-evaluates the question of ontology in contemporary film theory and film-philosophy. His latest publication ““To Believe in an Image (Again)”: The Politics of the Index, André Bazin’s Ontology of Sense, and the Antidote to Digital Skepticism” can be found in Volume 17, issue 3 of Cultural Politics.
Cristóbal Escobar writes about film and aesthetic philosophy. He is a teaching associate at the University of Melbourne where he has recently submitted his doctoral thesis on The Intensive-image: Rethinking Deleuze´s Film-Philosophy. His work has appeared in academic journals, film magazines and newspapers, and he is currently drafting the publication of his first monograph. Since 2019, Cristóbal has served as head of international programming for the Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS).