PROF Ian Lang

PROF Ian Lang

Positions

  • Documentary
  • Film and television production (Asia film, Australia film, Filmschool)
  • Radio

Overview

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  • 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.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Screen Production Education and Research Assoc.. Research Committee 2005 - 2008

Publications

Exhibitions

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • 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
        

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Griffith University 2002
  • GradDip(Train&Dev), Griffith University 1991
  • Dip Film and TV, Swinburne University of Technology 1981
  • DipArt(F&TV), 1981

Awards and honors

  • Not in List, 2007
  • Producer, "Fahimeh's Story" feature documentary, SBS, Independent Filmmaker Award, Australia, 2004
  • Producer, "Fahimeh's Story" feature documentary, SBS, Finalist, Australian Film Institute, 2004
  • Exec Producer "Grandfathers and Revolutions" documentary SBS, Hon.Mention, Dokumentart Internat Doco.Festival, Germany, 2001
  • Exec Producer "Grandfathers and Revolutions" documentary SBS, Grand Prix Award,Brussells International Film Fest, 2000
  • Exec Producer "Grandfathers and Revolutions" documentary SBS, Crystal Hear Award, Heartland Film Fest Indianapolis, 2000
  • for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision, Cert of Commendation with Hon.Mention, Griffith University, 2000
  • Exec Producer "Grandfathers and Revolutions" documentary SBS, Hon.Diploma, Internat. Kracow Film and Video Fest, 2000
  • Exec Producer "Grandfathers and Revolutions" documentary SBS, Award for creative Excellence, US Internat.Film &Video Fest. Chicago, 2000
  • Exec Producer "Grandfathers and Revolutions" documentary SBS, Best Doco (student jury), Internat. Kracow Film and Video Fest, 2000
  • Exec Producer "Grandfathers and Revolutions" documentary SBS, Grand Prize Best TV Doc,Parnu International Film Fest, 2000
  • Producer, Director, "Millennium Shift", doco SBS, Finalist, 7th International Video Week, Geneva, 1998
  • Producer, Director, "Millennium Shift", doco SBS, Highly Comm.,Columbus Film Fest, USA, 1998
  • Director, "This is what I call living", ABSEC, Best Documentary, Australian Video Festival, 1988

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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