Geoffrey Weary

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Name Geoffrey Weary
MFA UNSW
Current Role(s) Senior Lecturer, Film and Digital Art
Coordinator, Master of Film and Digital Image
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Biography

Geoffrey Weary has produced, written and directed a wide variety of digital film and video works. His film and video works have been frequently selected for inclusion in international film festivals and he has also exhibited in private and public galleries and museums. Some significant juried festivals include the Melbourne International Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Arte Electronica (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the Golden Gate International Festival of Documentary and Fiction Film (San Francisco, US), Festival du Cinema de Bruxelles (Belgium) and the Festival of Cinema and Technology (Los Angeles, US).

Weary collaborated with Tatiana Pentes in the development of her award-winning CD-ROM 'Strange Cities' and the online documentary, 'Blackbox'. He recently completed three digital film projects funded through the former Australian Film Commission. Of these, 'Captive' was shortlisted for the Harries National Digital Art Award and included in a selection of films that were screened at the Beijing Film Academy. 'Scenes From a Shanghai Hotel' received an Honorable Mention at the Festival of Cinema and Technology in Los Angeles and 'My Mother Told Me' has been selected for inclusion on the Australian Screen Online website hosted by the NFSA (http://aso.gov.au/titles/shorts/my-mother-told-me/).



Research Supervision

Neslihan Barlak, PHD, 'Hybrid documentary'

Helene Goritsas, PHD, 'Through a glass darkly: Tracing intersubjectivity in the film process'

Celia Lam, PHD, 'The impact of changing media technologies on the audience viewing experience'

Maria Posse, PHD, 'Forms of cultural resistance: Transnational aesthetics in the Colombian
Caribbean' (film-music-art)

Kyuwon Kang, MFA, 'Victim to offender: The representation of dominant female characters in contemporary Korean cinema'


Awards & Grants

2002 Apple Scholarship, Apple Australia and University of Sydney

2001 Film Production Grant, 'Portraits'

2000 New Work Grant, Australia Council, "Time Was'

1999 Australia Council, Roma Studio Residency



Professional Memberships

Australian Directors Guild
Australian Interactive Media Industry Association
Screen Hub
Arts Hub


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