Film and television production (Asia film, Australia film, Filmschool)
Professor Ian Lang
Born in Australia in 1959 and educated at Melbourne High School, Ian Lang completed the undergraduate program at Swinburne filmschool in 1980, and has since combined the careers of an award-winning independent documentary maker with teaching at film schools in Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong.
As Director, recent films for Australia's national SBS network include 'The Art of Place' narrated by Phillip Adams about the largest ever art exchange between Viet Nam and Australia, and 'Millennium Shift: the search for new world art' shot in 16 countries over two years about the rise of a united Asia as a global cultural power. In 2007, ABC Television bought his latest half hour documentary on contemporary Pacific art 'Reframing Papua New Guinea', filmed over 10 years.
As Producer, his Iranian feature-length documentary Fahimeh’s Story, was in 2004 awarded Australia’s national ‘Independent Spirit’ Award at the Independent Film Awards. He Executive Produced the multi-awarded documentary 'Grandfathers and Revolution's in 2000 about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Lang gained a PhD for his work in international documentary at Griffith University, where he became Foundation Chair of the Griffith Film School in 2004. Now living in Melbourne, Ian Lang is Professor and Head of his former renamed alma mater, the Film and Television School of the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne.
Lang has raised peer reviewed film investment funds from government and commercial bodies of over $1.2m. Sources include the Australian Film Commission, the Pacific Film and Television Commission, the Queensland Art Gallery, SBS Television, ABC Television, SVT (Sweden) Television. Projects include:
2007 Reframing Papua New Guinea (24 mins, ABC TV)
2005 Artist video ‘Dust: Montien Boonma in New York 1996’.
2004 Fahimeh’s Story (85 mins, SBS) feature documentary, Producer.
2000 Grandfathers and Revolutions (54 mins, SBS Australia’99) Executive Producer
1998 Typically Australian with Humphrey McQueen Producer/Director (Australian broadcast presale SBS, 24 minutes, Digital Betacam).
1997 Millennium Shift (54 mins, SBS Masterpiece premiere ‘97) Producer/Director
1995 The Art of Place: Hanoi Brisbane Art Exchange Producer/Director
Education and training
Griffith University 2002
Griffith University 1991
Dip Film and TV,
Swinburne University of Technology 1981