Jul 6 2009

LUMINA – a new publication from AFTRS


AFTRS has launched its brand new publication LUMINA - a Journal of Screen Arts and Business.


Sandra Levy, AFTRS CEO, and one of the editors of the journal says “LUMINA offers a space for cultural reflection and analysis, to share the thoughts and ideas of those people who want to have a dialogue about film and story, and the art of it and the business of it.”


LUMINA was launched by David Stratton at an event last week, where he welcomed the publication as a “journal that is provocative, insightful and entertaining”.


LUMINA features articles, essays, interviews and reflections from the industry’s leading thinkers and practitioners. The first issue includes 5 controversial pieces on genre films under the heading ‘Genre is not a Dirty Word’, as well as contributions from David Stratton on the Origins of Horror and Vincent Sheehan on the necessity of producers to understand film distribution.


There are edited transcripts of a selection of ‘Friday on My Mind’ the weekly cultural event at AFTRS; and The Knowledge, a series of interviews about the business of screen.


Other contributors to the first issue of LUMINA include Baz Luhrmann, Warwick Thornton, David Court and Jan Chapman.


To order a copy of LUMINA - visit your favourite bookstore and request a copy.




Image: Photo from front cover of Lumina Issue 1



The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.